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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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Washington Post international sales director named World Media Group President

Emma Winchurch-Beale, international sales director at the Washington Post, has been named World Media Group president for 2017, taking over from Rupert Turnbull, the vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, reports from London said last week. The World Media Group is the organiser of the World Media Awards (WMAs), the only awards said to […]

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6 journalists arrested in Ivory Coast

Six journalists are currently languishing behind bars in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, after they were arrested on Monday for allegedly spreading false information and encouraging revolt, Deutsche Welle (DW) has reported. The arrest has to do with the recent media reporting on a series of strikes and army mutinies mutinies over pay and […]

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Gambia’s popular radio station shut down amid Yahya Jammeh’s defiance

Gambia’s popular radio station, Teranga FM, was taken off air on Saturday by the much feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Jollof News reported on Monday, as Yahya Jammeh’s security apparatus continues its massive crackdown on opposition politicians, activists and the critical media. The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has confirmed that the station has been ordered […]

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Belgium TV journalists deported from DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have deported five Belgian TV journalists on Saturday, reports from Kinshasa and Brussels said. Flemish public broadcaster VRT journalist Peter Verlinden and his two colleagues, as well as two other journalists from commercial station VTM, were arrested in Kinshasa and their passports and smartphones taken away for […]

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