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Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal
Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal...

26 Mar 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator
21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

24 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news
Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

19 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

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Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week...

17 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs
UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs...

16 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

David Tiltman, head of content at Warc.
Digital transparency, key challenge for brands in 2018 - Warc Toolkit

Digital transparency will be a key challenge for brands in the year ahead concludes Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, in its 2018 Toolkit...

9 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform
Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales...

12 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Jodie Stranger, CEO UK group and president: global clients EMEA at Starcom, Publicis Media.
World Media Awards are open for entries

The World Media Awards 2018 (WMAs) have opened for entries, offering eight categories that will celebrate the best in cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising...

8 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Rani Raad, president, CNN International Commercial - image credit: .
CNN to lead Pangaea Alliance

Pangaea is transitioning to a new lead partner and introducing tech and data capabilities to offer advertisers more opportunities to connect programmatically with a premium audience of over 200m monthly users...

6 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans
Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans

LONDON: The BBC will launch a radio and online news service for audiences in North Korea as it seeks to expand its global reach to 500 million people by 2022, the British broadcaster said Wednesday...

17 Nov 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

TV Connect 2016 announces leading speakers
TV Connect 2016 announces leading speakers

TV Connect has announced the addition of several noteworthy speakers from leading global technology and media companies for the upcoming TV Connect 2016 from 26-28 April...

19 Feb 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Registration opens for INMA World Congress in London
Registration opens for INMA World Congress in London

For the first time, the International News Media Association (INMA) World Congress will take place in London from 22-24 May 2016. The event is expected to draw nearly 500 news media executives from 50+ countries...

30 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Circulation to certification - more than a name change, rather a sign of the times
Circulation to certification - more than a name change, rather a sign of the times

Our name change is more than that, but reflects the evolution of media business models worldwide and more appropriately points to an increasingly digital future...

By Jerry Wright & Pedro Silva 24 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Bond stars, JK Rowling warn over future of BBC
Bond stars, JK Rowling warn over future of BBC

LONDON, UK: Celebrities including James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling urged the British government on Wednesday to protect the "precious" BBC as it negotiates a new funding settlement.

16 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Rising Stars in Media sought globally
Rising Stars in Media sought globally

FIPP's new global 'Rising Stars in Media' awards has been created to discover and recognise those individuals - from around the world - under the age of 30...

10 Jun 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

All the best from Europe's digital media
All the best from Europe's digital media

LONDON, UK: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has presented the annual European Digital Media Awards at a ceremony at Google's London headquarters during Digital Media Europe 2015...

24 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

178 Pencils awarded on Results Day Two of D&AD Judging
178 Pencils awarded on Results Day Two of D&AD Judging

LONDON, UK: The second set of D&AD Pencil winners for 2015 have been announced in the Crafts for Advertising, Crafts for Design, Integrated and Innovative Media, Magazine and Newspaper Design, Mobile Marketing and White Pencil categories...

23 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Journalism award for the Al Jazeera Three
Journalism award for the Al Jazeera Three

LONDON, UK: The UK's prestigious Royal Television Society has presented its Judges' Award to Al Jazeera's Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy...

20 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

British MPs call for internet ban on anti-Semitism
British MPs call for internet ban on anti-Semitism

LONDON, UK: British lawmakers have called for people who post racist and anti-Semitic comments online to be banned from social media sites following an upsurge in abuse...

12 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange
WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks launched a website on Friday to condemn the costs to Britain of policing the group's founder Julian Assange...

9 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government
WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks has accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to US authorities, and not notifying them of this for almost three years...

27 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

The Sun covers them up, ending topless tradition
The Sun covers them up, ending topless tradition

LONDON, UK: Phwoar no more: British tabloid The Sun has quietly ended a decades-old tradition of putting topless women on page 3 in a setback for schoolboy fantasies...

21 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Publisher prohibits pork talk
Publisher prohibits pork talk

LONDON, UK: A UK publisher has been mocked over a ban (described as 'absolute utter nonsense') on pigs and sausages being mentioned in its children's books...

19 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Vote in the M&M Global Awards 2014
Vote in the M&M Global Awards 2014

LONDON, UK: Who will win? You decide!

15 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism
The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism

UNITED KINGDOM: To commemorate Burgess's long association with the Observer, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation has set up the 2014 Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. The competition is now open, and will close on 31 October 2014.

31 Jul 2014

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