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SRI LANKA

Gunmen attack Tamil newspaper in northern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: Gunmen opened fire and torched the office of the main Tamil newspaper in northern Sri Lanka on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of attacks on the nation's privately owned media.

15 Apr 2013

SRI LANKA

US asks Sri Lanka to stop 'harassing' media

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA / WASHINGTON, US: The United States Saturday joined rights groups in demanding that Sri Lanka stop "harassing" media organisations, a day after police shut down opposition news websites and arrested nine employees.

2 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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