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Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson...

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 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

Britain's Guardian newspaper to cut costs by 20%
Britain's Guardian newspaper to cut costs by 20%

LONDON - The Guardian newspaper is to cut running costs by 20 percent over three years and may begin charging for some online content following a 25-percent plunge in print advertising...

28 Jan 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

UK paper criticises Prince Charles interview conditions
UK paper criticises Prince Charles interview conditions

LONDON, UK: Britain's Independent daily on Wednesday criticised what it called "draconian" conditions set by Prince Charles's media team for interviews, including the right to oversee editing and block broadcast...

3 Dec 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

British police question Piers Morgan over phone hacking
British police question Piers Morgan over phone hacking

LONDON, UK: British police questioned Piers Morgan in connection with a phone hacking investigation, the television host and journalist said...

24 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund
UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund

LONDON, UK: The owner of Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid made a public apology on Friday for phone-hacking by its journalists and said the fund to cover compensation claims is being increased...

16 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

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

Guardian newspaper editor to step down
Guardian newspaper editor to step down

LONDON, UK: The editor-in-chief of The Guardian newspaper, who led its expansion from a traditional British broadsheet to a digital-first international operation, said on Wednesday that he will step down next year...

12 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Media freedom requires commitment to truth
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

UNITED KINGDOM

Trial told how News of the World hacked Kate 155 times
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

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD juries' results - days 1 & 2
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

UNITED KINGDOM

London to Host Digital Media Awards and Conference
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

UNITED KINGDOM

"I hacked Daniel Craig's phone," says British journalist
"I hacked Daniel Craig's phone," says British journalist

LONDON, UK: A former News of the World journalist told a British court how he used phone-hacking to find out about an affair between James Bond star Daniel Craig and the actress Sienna Miller.

29 Jan 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Pearson buys language firm in Brazil
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

UNITED KINGDOM

It's time to get your D&AD annual
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

UNITED KINGDOM

Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year
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

UNITED KINGDOM

British MPs to quiz Guardian editor on Snowden leaks
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

UNITED KINGDOM

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

UNITED KINGDOM

Britain's spy post run from Berlin embassy says report
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

UNITED KINGDOM

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

UNITED STATES

New York Times website hacked then restored
New York Times website hacked then restored

NEW YORK CITY, USA: The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday, 28 August, after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.

29 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Introducing Vodafone Red
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

GERMANY

Germany slams British action against Guardian
Germany slams British action against Guardian

BERLIN, GERMANY: A German human rights official on Wednesday, 21 August, sharply criticised a British crackdown on the Guardian newspaper over its publication of US security secrets leaked by Edward Snowden.

22 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

London International Awards - deadline looming
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

UNITED KINGDOM

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

UNITED KINGDOM

Sun journalist, UK military staff charged over royal stories
Sun journalist, UK military staff charged over royal stories

LONDON: British prosecutors on Wednesday, 24 April 2013, charged The Sun tabloid's royal editor and two former staff at the military academy where Princes William and Harry trained over the sale of stories for thousands of pounds.

25 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
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

UNITED KINGDOM

British press get new watchdog
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

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