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Crackdown on Media

2018

14

Feb

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Newspaper editor sacked for describing Martin Schulz’s ‘perfect murder’

One of Germany’s most influential publications was thrown into chaos on Friday when its high-profile publisher was sacked for describing a murder carried out by the Social Democrat leader in a newsletter. Gabor Steingart, the publisher of Handelsblatt, Germany’s answer to the Financial Times, was told by the newspaper’s owner on Thursday that he would […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local

30

Jan

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Australia’s security bill threatens journalists and whistleblowers

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Australian government to remove secrecy and espionage provisions from a proposed national security law that could result in journalists being sent to prison just for doing their job. Several provisions in the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government plans to submit soon to […]

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Country: Australia
Source: ifex

2017

27

Dec

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French children’s magazine removed from sales after claiming Israel ‘not a real country’

A French children’s magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after it admitted a “mistake” in writing that Israel wasn’t a “real country.” The news editor for Youpi, a magazine for children from 5 to 8, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the January issue was being removed from kiosk sales in France and Belgium after […]

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Country: France
Source: The Star

25

Dec

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Finnish police search journalist’s home following article on intelligence monitoring

Police in Finland have reportedly searched the home of a journalist who published a report about a Finnish military program that tracked Russian troop movements. The investigative report, published by the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat on Saturday, was accused of disclosing state secrets and has resulted in a criminal probe. It detailed the country’s defence […]

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Country: Finland
Source: The Moscow Times

15

Nov

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Detained Dutch reporter ‘badly treated’ in jail in Greece

Dutch journalist Sakir Khader, who was detained on Monday at the Greek-Turkish border, has been released from police custody in Greece. Khader, who was reporting on refugees crossing into Greece via Turkey, was handed a suspended five-month prison sentence on Tuesday for entering a restricting military area near the town of Didymoteicho without permission, Greek police told Al Jazeera. A reporter with […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Al Jazeera

02

Nov

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Lawmakers Warn Tech Executives More Regulation May Be Coming for Social Media

Lawmakers on Wednesday warned at a hearing featuring executives from three technology giants that they are considering stricter regulations on social-media platforms, expressing deep concern about the tech companies’ failures at preventing foreign actors from using such platforms to amplify political tensions during the 2016 election and beyond. Officials from Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Wall Street Journal

27

Oct

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Twitter bans ads from Russia Today and Sputnik

Twitter says that it will ban ads from two Russian media organisations, citing allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik tried to interfere with the 2016 presidential election in the US. “Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective […]

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Country: United States
Source: Al Jazeera

16

Oct

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UK: Internet giants could face a crackdown

Facebook and Google could be forced to uphold the same standards as newspapers and other publications as part of a Government crackdown, it has emerged. Ministers are looking at whether to classify social media giants as publications instead of communication platforms, which would bind them to strict rules and make them responsible for everything they […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Telegraph

06

Oct

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US embassy cancels invitation of Sabah columnist over newspaper’s report

Daily Sabah and its sister newspaper Sabah’s columnist Hilal Kaplan said Friday that the U.S. embassy cancelled her invitation to a meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Ankara John Bass over Sabah’s headline about one of its employees’ suspected links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ). Kaplan said on her Twitter account that an embassy […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Sabah

17

Aug

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Emmanuel Macron files lawsuit against photographer

The French president’s complaint alleges ‘harassment and attempted invasion of privacy.’ French President Emmanuel Macron filed a complaint for “harassment and attempted invasion of privacy” against a photographer who followed him on his holiday in Marseille, the Elysée said in a statement quoted by Le Monde on Tuesday. The legal action was initiated following the alleged trespassing by the man last Sunday […]

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Country: France
Source: POLITICO