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4 DR Congo journalists detained, beaten up and tortured by intelligence services

Four journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are currently being detained and tortured by agents of ANR, the country’s ‘deadly’ intelligence services, in the city of Kabinda, Province of Lomami, south east of the capital Kinshasa, reported on Saturday, citing Journalist en Danger (JED), a local media freedom NGO. Johnny Kasongo, Jean […]

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International TV channels trustworthy and unbiased: independent survey

A total of 83% of affluent Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy (five out of seven) and 78% considered them to be impartial or unbiased. These are the findings of an independent research survey carried out by Ipsos among wealthy consumers living in the world’s oldest continent. Indeed, when comparing brand sentiment, international TV […]

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Imprisoned Cameroon journalist honoured for courageous reporting

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) last week honoured journalists from Cameroon, Yemen, Mexico and Thailand at the 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for their courageous work, amid risks such as imprisonment, threats, and exile. Ahmed Abba, a Cameroon journalist who works for Radio France Internationale (RFI) and who has been in prison since […]

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World Media Awards 2018 entries now open

The World Media Awards 2018 (WMAs) competition is seeking entries in eight categories that will celebrate the best in cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising, reports from London (UK) said this week. The World Media Group, which owns and hosts the awards, is calling for more entries from the Middle East and Africa this year. […]

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Kenya security forces harass, detain journalists reporting on election violence

A New York-based media watchdog has accused security forces in Kenya of harassing and detaining journalists reporting on post-election violence in the country. More than 20 people have been shot dead allegedly by security forces in this East African nation after incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the presidential election ahead of […]

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South Sudan blocks access to independent websites

(Deutsche Welle) Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013. The government is said to have blocked access to the websites of Dutch-backed Radio Tamazuj, as […]

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World Media Awards 2017 shortlist announced

The World Media Group (WMG) has this week announced the shortlist of its prestigious World Media Awards (WMAs) 2017 edition. The number of award entries is up by 20% since its inaugural year last year, WMG said. The World Media Awards (WMAs) are said to be the only awards that celebrate the effectiveness of cross […]

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Digital adverts in era of fake news: impact and performance

In an era dominated by fake news and increased focus on campaign effectiveness, the World Media Group (WMG) commissioned a report to explore whether adverts seen on trusted media websites were viewed more attentively by consumers. The WMG brands comprise The Washington Post, Bloomberg Media, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, National Geographic, Newsweek, The New York […]

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Female reporter covering Iraqi war killed in Mosul

A 30-year-old female reporter covering the war in Iraq was killed on Saturday by the explosion of a roadside bomb during fighting between government forces and jihadists in west Mosul, her employer, Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw TV, said, adding that the cameraman working with her was wounded. The wounded journalist was transferred to Arbil, the […]

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