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Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014 11:53


Murdoch heads to UK after phone-hacking trial

LONDON, UK: News Corporation Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch visited the headquarters of his British newspaper division in London after his protege Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all phone-hacking charges in a high-profile trial.

27 Jun 2014 07:42


Trial told how News of the World hacked Kate 155 times

LONDON, UK: The former royal editor of the News of the World tabloid hacked the phones of Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and brother Prince Harry dozens of times, a trial heard.

15 May 2014 08:12


Murdoch targets creation of pan-European pay TV company

LONDON, UK: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch launched an ambitious bid to create a pan-European television company to tackle fierce competition, rapid sector consolidation, and aggressive bidding wars for live football rights.

13 May 2014 09:56


UK tabloid's Coulson admits paying policeman

LONDON - Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson admitted in court on Tuesday (22 April) to approving a payment to a royal policeman for information, despite warnings it could land him in jail.

23 Apr 2014 07:53


Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014

LONDON, UK: The UK looks set to take home the title of most awarded country at the 2014 D&AD Awards, with 136 In Books and 43 Nominations*, totalling at 179 Awarded entries for the year. Across the Atlantic, the United States is in second place in the country rankings with 118 (82 In Book and 36 Nominations).

2 Apr 2014 07:51


D&AD juries' results - days 1 & 2

LONDON, UK: Thus far, 69 pieces of work have been awarded at the 52nd annual D&AD judging event in London.

28 Mar 2014 10:20


London to Host Digital Media Awards and Conference

LONDON, UK: WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, has announced the call for entries for the annual European Digital Media Awards.

7 Feb 2014 08:10


Pearson buys language firm in Brazil

LONDON, UK / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Grupo Multi, a leading adult English language training firm in Brazil.

4 Dec 2013 13:16


It's time to get your D&AD annual

LONDON, UK: Here comes the 2013 edition of the much sought-after annual from D&AD featuring the year's best creative work.

3 Dec 2013 11:38


D&AD taps into creative jealousies...

LONDON, UK: Iain Tait, Dan Wieden & Jennifer Walsh reveal the work they wish they'd done from the past year. D&AD has launched a series of films to find the work that the world's top creative people wish they'd done.

27 Nov 2013 09:20


UK hacking suspect warned boss of jail risk, trial hears

LONDON, UK: The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid warned his boss that if payments to his sources were traced they could all "end up in jail", Britain's phone-hacking trial heard last week.

25 Nov 2013 07:52


Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year

LONDON, UK: LIA has announced that Ogilvy & Mather is the 2013 Network of the Year, being awarded a total of 126 awards, including one Grand LIA, 28 Gold Statues, 40 Silver Statues and 57 Bronze Statues. The network also secured 42 Finalists at LIA 2013.

19 Nov 2013 11:08


British MPs to quiz Guardian editor on Snowden leaks

LONDON, UK: British lawmakers will grill the editor of the Guardian next month over the newspaper's publication of intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden, it said on Friday.

11 Nov 2013 08:50


News of the World 'told police it hacked girl's phone'

LONDON, UK: The News of the World told police it had hacked the phone of missing British schoolgirl Milly Dowler and wrote a story based on her voicemail messages which incorporated a comment from the police, a UK court has heard.

7 Nov 2013 08:13


D&AD releases Black Pencil Judging Film

LONDON, UK: D&AD has released a Black Pencil Judging Film from the 2013 Awards, showing behind-the-scenes footage of the rigorous judging process employed by the awards. (Video)

7 Nov 2013 05:44


Britain's spy post run from Berlin embassy says report

LONDON, UK: Britain has been operating a secret listening post from its Berlin embassy, a stone's throw from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office, the Independent newspaper claimed on Tuesday, 5 November.

6 Nov 2013 07:48


British police probe phone-hacking at Sunday Mirror publisher

LONDON, UK: The publisher of Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper said on Thursday that it is being investigated for alleged phone-hacking by former staff.

13 Sep 2013 08:29


Introducing Vodafone Red

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / LISBON, PORTUGAL / MADRID, SPAIN: Vodafone celebrates a new era in telecoms by literally turning everything red.

26 Aug 2013 07:38


Britain faces furore over Snowden-linked detention

LONDON, UK: British authorities faced a furore this week after they held the partner of a journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose US mass surveillance programmes for almost nine hours under anti-terror laws.

21 Aug 2013 07:50


WikiLeaks expects Manning to appeal 'dangerous' verdict

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday called US soldier Bradley Manning a "hero" and said he expected him to appeal after a military judge convicted him of espionage.

31 Jul 2013 08:49


London International Awards - deadline looming

LONDON, UK: The London International Awards are closing soon - you have just five days left to enter!

11 Jul 2013 09:24


World press backs UK media industry's self-regulatory proposal

On 3 May 2013, World Press Freedom Day, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and the World Editors Forum have announced that they stand firmly behind the joint initiative of the United Kingdom's newspaper and magazine industry to safeguard press freedom.

3 May 2013 09:47


D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05


Is the ad industry ready for technology-centric media planning and buying?

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: In a survey of 100 media agencies, media owners and brands, conducted by the Festival of Media Global 2013, many believe media agencies are adapting well and that the media planner's role will change to take on more of a strategic/advisory capacity; however there is some concern over a lack of industry standards and transparency, and the disadvantage of a lack of human input.

12 Apr 2013 17:07


British press get new watchdog

LONDON, UK: British politicians said on Monday (18 March) they had reached a deal on a tough new system of newspaper self-regulation to rein in the excesses of the press revealed in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

19 Mar 2013 07:24


RTS crowns CNN International as News Channel of the Year

LONDON, UK: Last night at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards, CNN International was crowned News Channel of the Year, beating off competition from the BBC and Sky News

22 Feb 2013 13:57


Copyright and the world of online news

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.

By Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013 06:29


Excellence in visual thinking, Taschen releases D&AD50

LONDON, UK: Taschen and D&AD are launching a new book that gives a special insight into the last 50 years of design and advertising, and offers a rich visual history of the society the creative industry helped to shape.

14 Jan 2013 06:37


Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012 08:23

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