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China detains man in online 'rumour' crackdown

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese man apologised on state television Tuesday after being detained for "publishing false stories" on an overseas news portal alleging gross rights abuses, the latest step in a wide-ranging crackdown on "Internet rumours".

15 May 2014 07:41


Emerging markets enter Top 30 global media owners

CHINA: For the first time, two Chinese media companies, CCTV and Baidu, have entered ZenithOptimedia's Top Thirty Global Media Owners ranking this year.

12 May 2014 14:18


New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014 08:19


Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

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 09:47


Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013 05:49


Apple apologises after China outrage

BEIJING, CHINA: Apple chief executive Tim Cook has apologised to Chinese consumers after the US technology giant was subjected to a barrage of criticism in state-run media over alleged "arrogance" and double standards.

3 Apr 2013 08:41


China web users deluge Russian blog with insults

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese Internet users have deluged the microblog of the Russian embassy in Beijing with thousands of abusive comments within days of its opening, just ahead of a visit to Moscow by China's new president Xi Jinping.

25 Mar 2013 10:10


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


China's online censors on the prowl ahead of power handover

BEIJING, CHINA: Author Jin Song is relishing the challenge of beating China's army of censors and posting comments online about the country's impending leadership change, the first in the social media era.

6 Nov 2012 07:45


Digital Asia Festival announces jury line-up preliminary judging gets underway

BEIJING, CHINA: With just over four weeks until the Digital Asia Festival kicks off, the organisers have announced that over 600 entries from 14 countries have been received into the 2012 awards.

9 Oct 2012 11:09


China cuts entertainment TV by two-thirds

BEIJING, CHINA: China's satellite broadcasters have cut the number of prime time entertainment shows they air by more than two-thirds, the state Xinhua news agency said, as Beijing seeks to stem Western influences.

6 Jan 2012 07:20


Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival entries open

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The 2012 Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival (AME Awards) will take place 26 and 27 April 2012 at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai, China. Entries can now be submitted to The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards at

1 Dec 2011 12:06


Asian digital leaders share strategies

HONG KONG, CHINA: Leading Asian publishers ended a three-day examination of online, mobile, tablet and social media on Friday, 25 November 2011, with part of their deliberations looking at content strategies. The real focus, however, was on how to profit from all their good content.

28 Nov 2011 08:14


New Straits Times joins Digital Media Asia

HONG KONG, CHINA: Cheryl Goh, head of e-media at Malaysia's New Straits Times, has joined the programme for Digital Media Asia, which will be held in Hong Kong from 23 to 25 November next. The New Straits Times, which has increased its profits 100% between 2009 and 2011, has been undergoing a radical transformation, and Goh's presentation will look at the goals and outcomes of the change.

17 Nov 2011 09:35


World's press turns attention to digital media in Asia

HONG KONG, CHINA: With the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum successfully completed in Vienna, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is turning its attention to Hong Kong, where the annual Digital Media Asia conference and Asian Digital Media Awards will look at the best in online, mobile and tablet publishing.

20 Oct 2011 10:47


2011 Digital Media Asia announces speakers

HONG KONG: Digital Media Asia 2011, the three one-day conference which brings together media experts on the latest innovations in tablets, social media, online and mobile and takes place from 23-25 November 2011 in Hong King, has confirmed the first few speakers.

20 Sep 2011 13:27


Record entries for Spikes Asia 2011: 19% increase

SINGAPORE: A total of 3647 entries from 17 countries will be competing at this year's Spikes Asia Festival, which kicks off this forthcoming Sunday in Singapore, an overall increase of 19% versus last year, with growth in most categories.

14 Sep 2011 07:29


Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend

NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.

11 Jul 2011 12:07


Greater China Internet usage: web portals lead; social networking trails

HONG KONG, CHINA: comScore, Inc has released a study of how Internet users spend their time online in Greater China (defined as Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service.

9 Jun 2011 10:40


Record year for Cannes Lions entries

CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.

1 Jun 2011 07:19


WFA keynote speakers, conference themes for Beijing 2011

BEIJING, CHINA: The World Federation of Advertisers has announced the provisional agenda for its 2011 Global Advertiser Conference, which will held in China for the first time. The event, which is being co-hosted with China Association of National Advertisers, brings together the world's biggest marketers in the world's most populous and fastest-growing market.

2 Feb 2011 10:19


Bees Awards recognises social media marketing as worldwide phenomenon

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The Bees Awards, claimed to be the first international social media marketing awards for communication professionals, has announced today, Monday, 24 January 2011, its 2011 jury panel members, which include Rob Hill, group head of strategy, Ogilvy Cape Town. The event will once again award winners in more than 23 specialised categories, including eight new categories in the fast-paced social media marketing world.

24 Jan 2011 09:53


CMO Council and BPI Network to partner with Asia-Pacific business and technology report

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Furthering their regional reach and access, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network will team with the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report (APBTR) to gain new content channels and syndication sources in the world's fastest growing and most influential regional market with more than four billion consumers.

18 Oct 2010 09:31


CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010 10:35


Poland's Metro named Young Reader Newspaper of Year

PARIS, FRANCE/DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The Metro newspaper in Poland has been named the 2010 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year in the annual competition organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishing (WAN-IFRA).

9 Sep 2010 10:57


WAN-IFRA presents Asia's best publications

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: WAN-IFRA, the world association of newspapers and news publishers, yesterday, 5 August 2010, presented the winners of the 9th Asia Media Awards at its annual gala dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

6 Aug 2010 09:38


Google ordered to stop Chinese redirection

BEIJING, CHINA: The Chinese government has said Google would lose its mainland internet license, today 30 June 2010, if the company continues to automatically redirect users of its site to its Hong Kong page.

By Mark St Andrew, 30 Jun 2010 12:14

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