AFRICA

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remained near record highs, as China tightened its iron grip on the press and Turkey, having stamped out virtually all independent reporting, released journalists awaiting trial or appeal. Authoritarianism, instability, and protests in the Middle East led to a rise in the number of journalists locked up in the region - particularly in Saudi Arabia, which is now on par with Egypt as the third worst jailer worldwide.

By Elana Beiser 3 hours ago

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D&AD opens call for entries with key changes to better reflect industry developments

D&AD has opened the call for entries to the 2020 D&AD Awards today, with some key changes across categories to better reflect industry developments.

5 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019
Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

A total of 18 shortlisted papers in the Effective Use of Tech category for Warc Media Awards 2020, which looks for the best communications that have effectively used or combined emerging platforms or technology in the media mix, contributing to the overall business success of the broader campaign.

4 Dec 2019