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Cannes launches Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme
Cannes launches Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme

CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions is to bolster creative effectiveness with hands-on help to entrants in this year's Creative Effectiveness Lions. In association with The Effectiveness Partnership, it has introduced the Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme...

27 Feb 2015 10:37

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Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

FRANCE

SIM maker Gemalto confirms possible spy attacks
SIM maker Gemalto confirms possible spy attacks

PARIS, FRANCE: European SIM maker Gemalto said yesterday it had suffered hacking attacks that may have been conducted by US and British intelligence agencies...

26 Feb 2015 11:54

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Charlie Hebdo team struggles to heal after massacre
Charlie Hebdo team struggles to heal after massacre

PARIS, FRANCE: More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial team, those who survived are slowly trying to return to a semblance of normality...

24 Feb 2015 10:15

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Launch of Young Lions Health Award encourages creativity around health challenges
Launch of Young Lions Health Award encourages creativity around health challenges

CANNES, FRANCE: The Young Lions Health Award is a new competition for young creatives and marketers that aims to improve challenges facing global health systems in developing countries.

19 Feb 2015 11:04

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Infidelity ads pulled from French buses after complaints
Infidelity ads pulled from French buses after complaints

PARIS, FRANCE: A French website promoting extra-marital affairs complained of censorship on Wednesday after complaints led to its ads being pulled from buses in several cities near Paris...

19 Feb 2015 10:39

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Join the silver anniversary of New Directors' Showcase
Join the silver anniversary of New Directors' Showcase

CANNES, FRANCE: Entries are now open for Saatchi & Saatchi's 25-year anniversary of the New Directors' Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The deadline for all entries is Friday, 20 March 2015...

16 Feb 2015 09:46

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Cannes Lions Innovation Juries announced
Cannes Lions Innovation Juries announced

CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions has announced the juries for the Lions Innovation, the new festival exploring data and technology as catalysts for creativity, during Cannes Lions...

16 Feb 2015 09:27

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'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide
'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide

PARIS, FRANCE: Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released Thursday.

13 Feb 2015 09:53

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Lions Pharma, Health global juries headed up by Rob Rogers, Andrew Spurgeon
Lions Pharma, Health global juries headed up by Rob Rogers, Andrew Spurgeon

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health, the global Festival celebrating creativity in healthcare, has announced the line-up of the 2015 juries. South African Andrew MacKenzie, ECD of Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency is one of the Health & Wellness Jury...

9 Feb 2015 09:19

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Dan Formosa to head up Product Design Lions Jury
Dan Formosa to head up Product Design Lions Jury

CANNES, FRANCE: Award-winning designer, Dan Formosa, has been named as president of the Product Design Lions jury. Formosa, a consultant in design, was a member of the team that designed IBM's first personal computer...

6 Feb 2015 11:22

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Sy Lau announced as Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year
Sy Lau announced as Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year

Sy Lau, Senior Executive VP of Tencent, President of its Online Media Group, has been announced as the Media Person of the Year at the Cannes Lions 2015 Festival...

3 Feb 2015 09:43

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France looking at taxing Netflix, Amazon to fund film and TV sector
France looking at taxing Netflix, Amazon to fund film and TV sector

PARIS, FRANCE: France is looking to decide this year on how it might tax US online giants Google, Amazon and Netflix to help fund its heavily subsidised film and television sector in response to changes brought on by internet video streaming...

3 Feb 2015 07:20

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Cannes Lions opens for entries
Cannes Lions opens for entries

CANNES, FRANCE: New categories form the highlight of this year's Cannes Lions festival, which opened for entries on 22 January 2015. Chief among them is the launch of a highly anticipated Creative Data Lion...

26 Jan 2015 11:13

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Have we left the media freedom debate too late?
Have we left the media freedom debate too late?

If you thought the murder of French media workers had little impact on the South African media landscape, Right2Know suggests you think again - prepare to take action with your pens and laptops...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015 14:00

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Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies
Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies

PARIS, FRANCE: French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sold 1.9 million copies of its latest issue, which has provoked protests by Muslims around the globe over a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed...

19 Jan 2015 11:48

FRANCE

New packages for Cannes delegates
New packages for Cannes delegates

CANNES, FRANCE: Registration for the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has opened, adding access to the Lions Innovation Festival and Cannes Lions Beach for all Classic full-week Cannes Lions delegate pass holders...

16 Jan 2015 08:56

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First Charlie Hebdo since attacks sold out in many parts of France
First Charlie Hebdo since attacks sold out in many parts of France

PARIS, FRANCE: The first issue of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to be published since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff last week has sold out within minutes...

15 Jan 2015 12:05

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World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo
World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015 07:40

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Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?
Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that 11 are dead and many more seriously injured due to a shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

7 Jan 2015 14:13

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New awards at Lions Health, awards contribute to Cannes
New awards at Lions Health, awards contribute to Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: The organisers of Lions Health, the global creative festival for the healthcare communications industry, have added two new awards, included the festival points to the Cannes Lions awards and announced the Jury Presidents...

18 Dec 2014 08:47

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Jury Presidents for Cannes Lions 2015
Jury Presidents for Cannes Lions 2015

CANNES, FRANCE: The Jury Presidents for the Cannes Lions, taking place 21-27 June 2015, have been announced...

15 Dec 2014 08:59

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Putin tops AFP's choice of 2014's most influential figures; Pistorius on the list too
Putin tops AFP's choice of 2014's most influential figures; Pistorius on the list too

PARIS, FRANCE: Russian President Vladimir Putin leads an AFP list of the most influential people of 2014, but Oscar Pistorius is also on the list...

15 Dec 2014 08:24

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Rare first Shakespeare edition found in French library
Rare first Shakespeare edition found in French library

LILLE, FRANCE: A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France...

26 Nov 2014 11:02

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French city bans street advertising
French city bans street advertising

LYON, FRANCE: Commercial street advertising will be banned in Grenoble to make way for trees and community noticeboards, the eastern French city's new Green mayor has announced...

25 Nov 2014 07:22

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French ad group Publicis buys Sapient in $3.7bn deal
French ad group Publicis buys Sapient in $3.7bn deal

PARIS, FRANCE: French advertising agency Publicis said on Monday it had bought US digital marketing specialists Sapient in a $3.7bn (€2.95bn) deal.

5 Nov 2014 11:48

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Euronews Campus growing recognition at renowned European universities
Euronews Campus growing recognition at renowned European universities

LYON, FRANCE: The Euronews programme for students is now reaching 15 prestigious educational institutions around the world.

31 Oct 2014 14:46

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'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms
'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms

PARIS, FRANCE: A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have found.

23 Oct 2014 10:48

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Apple's new SIM hurts Gemalto in France
Apple's new SIM hurts Gemalto in France

PARIS, FRANCE: Shares in French digital security company Gemalto slumped as investors expressed concerns that Apple's plan to integrate SIM cards directly into the new iPads could threaten part of Gemalto's business.

22 Oct 2014 09:10

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France lets users Tweet money to others
France lets users Tweet money to others

PARIS, FRANCE: Money is now only a tweet away for French people, after a bank in the country launched a novel way to transfer money using the social networking platform.

15 Oct 2014 09:52

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