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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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Germany wants to criminalise fake news

Producing and distributing fake news, the new kid on the block that has taken the media space by storm, could soon be a criminal offence in Germany, as lawmakers are weighing legal options to stop it from making further damage. German lawmaker Patrick Sensburg, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), told […]

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