Marketing in Africa: getting around uniquely African hurdles...
23 Jun 2016
ISTANBUL - A Turkish court on Monday remanded in custody a 17-year-old construction worker on charges of "insulting" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Facebook, media reports said...
29 Dec 2015
ANKARA, TURKEY: Twitter users in Turkey could again access their accounts on Wednesday following an hours-long blockage after a court decision banning the publication of images of a deadly suicide bombing...
23 Jul 2015
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said on Thursday.
3 Jul 2015
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled an advertising campaign after a backlash on social media...
15 Apr 2015
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were functioning normally in Turkey on Tuesday after Ankara lifted a ban it imposed on them over images of a Turkish prosecutor killed in a hostage standoff...
8 Apr 2015
New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...
5 Mar 2015
ISTANBUL TURKEY: A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, threatening to shut down the social media network indefinitely...
27 Jan 2015
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Vilified by conservatives at home for standing by Charlie Hebdo after the Paris attacks, a Turkish satirical weekly is defiantly refusing to tone down its mockery of authority...
16 Jan 2015
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey's currency the lira hit a 10-month low in value against the dollar on Monday as markets reacted with anxiety to police raids against media critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
18 Dec 2014
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Schools in the Middle East have an opportunity to enter the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015 through the FP7 School Print Competition. Entries close on 11 December 2014...
18 Nov 2014
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkish women took to social networks on Wednesday (13 August) to post pictures of shoes in a new viral campaign against sexism inspired by MP Aylin Nazliaka whose incendiary speech to parliament went viral on social networks this week.
14 Aug 2014
ANKARA TURKEY: Turkish authorities arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
24 Jul 2014
CNN has appointed Antonio Canto to its commercial executive team under Chief Commercial Officer Rani R. Raad. As VP, Regional Sales, Canto will build CNN's business in Africa, Southern/Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East...
30 Jun 2014
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has finally lifted a controversial ban on YouTube, days after the country's top court ruled that it breached the right to free speech.
4 Jun 2014
ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's government said it would keep its block on YouTube in place despite two separate courts ordering the ban be lifted.
11 Apr 2014
ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey vowed action on Friday against the source of a bugged recording of a security meeting on Syria leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections.
1 Apr 2014
ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's defiant Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a blistering new attack on social media on Sunday, 23 March, after his government banned Twitter just days before crucial local elections.
24 Mar 2014
Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.
31 Dec 2013
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013
ANKARA, TURKEY: A Turkish newspaper said Monday it plans to sue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a "treason" row that has highlighted political tensions in the country.
10 Dec 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: Retailer Carrefour, a global leader in the supermarket business, reported a recovery into profit in the first half on Thursday, 29 August, and the company's shares rose 3.71% to €23.63.
30 Aug 2013
ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on the newly appointed US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to raise press freedom concerns with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during Kerry's visit to Turkey on Friday.
1 Mar 2013
NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.
16 Jan 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the prosecution of 41 Turkish journalists on terrorism-related charges, calling their trial a move by the government to intimidate the press and silence criticism.
29 Sep 2012
WARSAW, POLAND: Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile on Wednesday launched operations in Central Europe offering a prepaid service in Poland and aims to expand its mobile telephony presence in the region.
23 Aug 2012
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
21 Aug 2012
ANKARA, TURKEY: Nothing says, 'Holiday's over, hello real world' more than dirty laundry. Post vacation blues hit the best of us and a bag of dirty laundry is last thing a person wants to imagine after a luxury holiday. Ariel sought to target its product with this audience in mind.
23 Apr 2012
Turkish cellphone operator Turkcell has filed a US$4.2bn (R32.45bn) lawsuit in a US court against MTN over alleged corruption in a deal in Iran, the companies said yesterday.
30 Mar 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed the release of four Turkish journalists held for over a year on spurious charges of aiding a terrorist group, and called on Turkish authorities to do more to respect freedom of the press.
16 Mar 2012