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France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans on Wednesday for legislation to stop fake news spreading online in the run-up to elections, in a veiled reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik...

4 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Information overload fuels 'fake news': study

PARIS - "Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria...

27 Jun 2017

FRANCE

WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'
WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'

CANNES, FRANCE: WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat today announced the establishment of Truffle Pig, a joint content marketing venture combining the best of global agency, newsroom and social media talent...

23 Jun 2015

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

FRANCE

France denies TV5Monde cyber jihadists leaked defence docs
France denies TV5Monde cyber jihadists leaked defence docs

PARIS, FRANCE: France's defence ministry has dismissed claims by self-proclaimed Islamic State cyber jihadists that they had posted classified army documents online when they hacked into a major television channel...

14 Apr 2015

FRANCE

Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites
Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Europe's top rights body took aim at France on Thursday for blocking websites accused of condoning terrorism...

20 Mar 2015

FRANCE

World News Publishing Focus examines media trends around the globe
World News Publishing Focus examines media trends around the globe

PARIS, FRANCE / FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Will 2015 see native advertising become the breakthrough revenue model for online news media? Are print sales going to stabilise...?

13 Mar 2015

EGYPT

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015

FRANCE

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

FRANCE

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

FRANCE

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

FRANCE

Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers
Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews takes flight: 575 planes and a potential annual audience of 80 million passengers.

6 Aug 2014

FRANCE

AFP gets first woman global news chief
AFP gets first woman global news chief

PARIS, FRANCE: Agence France-Presse has for the first time named a woman to head its global operations after News Director Philippe Massonnet announced he was stepping down.

24 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Free imprisoned journalists says world press
Free imprisoned journalists says world press

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / World's press calls on Ethiopia to release Eskinder Nega; urges a stop to the rising global trend for imprisoning journalists.

9 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Digital companies demand new Google anti-trust probe
Digital companies demand new Google anti-trust probe

PARIS, FRANCE: The Open Internet Project (OIP), which includes 400 companies in Europe's digital markets, lodged a complaint with the European Commission against what it alleges are new anti-competitive abuses by Google.

16 May 2014

FRANCE

European Digital Media Awards
European Digital Media Awards

PARIS, FRANCE: The world's most innovative digital news media - from giants like the Guardian and Norway's VG to the smaller DOTYK, the first tablet-only weekly in the Czech Republic - were honoured on Tuesday (8 April) as winners of the European Digital Media Awards, the annual prizes from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

9 Apr 2014

FRANCE

Brazil Day comes to Cannes Lions
Brazil Day comes to Cannes Lions

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that this year's Festival will incorporate a programme dedicated to showcasing, understanding and celebrating Brazilian creativity.

2 Apr 2014

FRANCE

Cannes Lions now accepting entries
Cannes Lions now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: The 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 15-21 June 2014, is now accepting entries across all categories.

27 Jan 2014

FRANCE

Dutch News Media Association honoured for youth engagement excellence
Dutch News Media Association honoured for youth engagement excellence

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The Dutch news media association NDP Nieuswmedia has been designated the first "Centre of Youth Engagement Excellence" by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) for its innovative and strong programme that has been introducing young people to news for nearly 40 years.

22 Jan 2014

FRANCE

Alarm call wakes comet probe
Alarm call wakes comet probe

PARIS, FRANCE: An alarm clock in deep space woke the comet probe Rosetta ahead of a key phase in its 10-year mission, European scientists said.

21 Jan 2014

FRANCE

Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration
Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration

CANNES, FRANCE: Cinemark, the local SA representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, with their passion for both great film and advertising, bring you the latest information from the world's premier advertising festivals.

15 Jan 2014

FRANCE

Snapchat hackers post phone numbers of 4.6 million users online
Snapchat hackers post phone numbers of 4.6 million users online

PARIS, FRANCE: Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced.

3 Jan 2014

FRANCE

Herald Tribune gets new name for digital age

PARIS, FRANCE: A chapter in newspaper history drew to a close on Tuesday with the renaming of the 125-year-old International Herald Tribune, amid a time of unprecedented upheaval for print media.

15 Oct 2013

FRANCE

World's press condemns Brit govt's action against Guardian
World's press condemns Brit govt's action against Guardian

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / LONDON, UK: World's press protests against destruction of Guardian newspaper hard drives and apparent decline in press freedom of UK.

28 Aug 2013

FRANCE

User's Guide to the World Publishing Expo
User's Guide to the World Publishing Expo

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: With more than 300 exhibitors and 18,000 visitors expected in Berlin for the World Publishing Expo in October, the event lives up to its reputation as the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry. It can also seem overwhelming to newcomers and veterans alike.

22 Jul 2013

FRANCE

Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case
Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case

PARIS, FRANCE: Twitter said Friday it had handed over data to French authorities to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets, following a complaint from a Jewish students' group.

15 Jul 2013

FRANCE

Cannes Lions: Final round of winners announced
Cannes Lions: Final round of winners announced

CANNES, FRANCE: Bringing the 60th Cannes Lions Festival to a close, the Branded Content & Entertainment, Film, Film Craft, Titanium and Integrated Lions winners have been announced.

24 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Euronews becomes the news provider on KLM long-haul flights
Euronews becomes the news provider on KLM long-haul flights

LYON, FRANCE: KLM, The global Dutch national airline company, has selected Euronews to provide its passengers with extensive, informative and entertaining international news content.

13 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Publishers take steps to control data leakage
Publishers take steps to control data leakage

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched a new initiative to ensure that users of news sites are protected from unauthorised collection of data.

10 Jun 2013

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