- Journalists Jailed in Record Numbers Worldwide - Text + Audio - 2 October 2018
"At the end of last year, Turkey’s government had 73 journalists in detention, the largest of any single country.
China was second, with 41 detentions, followed by Egypt with 20."
Myanmar killing report prompts call for release of arrested journalists - 9 February 2018
"US state department demands inquiry after Reuters story about slaughter of 10 Rohingya men."
Reporters Without Borders tallies 65 journalists killed worldwide in 2017 - 19 December 2017
"Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday...
War-torn Syria remains the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, RSF said, with 12 reporters killed, followed by Mexico where 11 were assassinated."
Kidnapped Reporter Found Dead in Mexico - Text + Audio - 26 June 2017
"Reporter Salvador Adame was kidnapped May 18 in the city of Nueva Italia, 400 kilometers west of Mexico City.
His burned remains were found in the middle of June and identified by genetic tests."
Rights Activists Criticize Trial of 17 Reporters in Turkey - Text + Audio - 20 June 2017
"The trial of 17 reporters and writers began in Turkey on Monday. More than 170 reporters are said to be held in Turkish prisons.
The government says they are connected with the attempt to overthrow the government last year."
Revealed: the terror and torment of Turkey's jailed journalists - 23 March 2017
"Prisoners tell of solitary confinement and maltreatment after being caught up in ‘Kafkaesque’ media purge.
Scores of imprisoned Turkish journalists face a Kafkaesque nightmare of legal limbo, farcical charge sheets, maltreatment and even solitary confinement in the country that locks up more reporters than any other in the world."
Journalists shot dead during Facebook Live video in Dominican Republic - 14 February 2017
- Radio announcer and producer killed during live broadcast
Shooting occurred at radio station in San Pedro de Macorís
"While murders are rare, harassment and intimidation of journalists reporting on organised crime and corruption is fairly common in the Dominican Republic...
The last journalist to be killed in the country was Blas Olivo who was shot dead in April 2015."
How to avoid falling for lies and fake news - 11 February 2017
"As ‘alternative facts’ fill our social media feeds, BBC Future examines a more rational approach to digesting information."
Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as 'unreliable' source - 9 February 2017
"Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’."
Fake news is 'killing people's minds': Apple boss Tim Cook calls for worldwide drive to educate against scourge of misinformation
- 10 February 2017
- «20 Minutes» s’allie à Facebook pour lutter contre les «fake news» - 6 February 2017
"Facebook va donc prochainement expérimenter en France un système similaire à celui qu’il a déjà mis en place aux Etats-Unis en décembre avec le concours d’ABC News, AP, Factcheck.org, Politifact et Snopes. Dans l’hexagone, outre 20 Minutes, le dispositif intégrera également les rédactions de Le Monde, l’AFP, BFM TV, France Télévisions, France Médias Monde, Libération et l’Express.
Number of journalists killed in combat highest for three years - 19 December 2016
"NGO says at least 26 killed in fighting in 2016, although overall deaths fell on 2015...
The latest analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 48 journalists were killed due to their work
between 1 January and 15 December 2016, with 26 killed in fighting."
En 2016, 57 journalistes ont été tués dans le monde, dont 19 en Syrie - 19 December 2016
"Cette baisse significative par rapport à 2015 (67 journalistes tués) s'explique par le fait que de plus en plus de journalistes
fuient les pays devenus trop dangereux, selon RSF...
La Syrie et le Mexique, pays les plus meurtriers au monde pour les journalistes."
Fears grow for the 16th journalist abducted in Yemen this year - 18 November 2016
"Former website editor was taken from his home a month ago by Houthi militia."
13 countries where journalists have been killed with impunity - 27 October 2016
"New ‘global impunity index’ reveals that Islamist groups have murdered a large number of reporters and photographers without fear of being punished."
- Revenge of the tabloids - 27 October 2016
"Rocked by the phone-hacking scandal and haemorrhaging readers, the rightwing tabloids seemed to be yesterday’s news.
But now, in Theresa May’s Brexit Britain, they look more powerful than ever."
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The New York Times Just Turned 160 - 21 September 2011
"Last Sunday was the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. Throughout those years, The Times has created quite a reputation for itself and has even garnered the nickname the “newspaper of record.” These days, the paper is the third most popular in the world, only ranking behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, neither of which are location-based like The Times.
But how did the paper get to be so well-respected and widely circulated? Read on to learn more about the illustrious “Gray Lady.”
- The history of a legend
- Controversies that made the paper
- Changes to the icon
- Things that make the Times special
"The Times was founded on September 18, 1851 by journalist/politician Henry Jarvis Raymond..."
William Randolph Hearst: Mythical media bogeyman
"William Randolph Hearst lives on 60 years after his death as the mythical bogeyman of American journalism, the personification of the field's most egregious impulses...
As Hearst envisioned it, the "journalism of action" was to be a sustained force, defined by activism on many fronts and fuelled by frequent doses of self-promotion and self-congratulation."
"Citizen Kane - played by Orson Welles (centre)
- was loosely based on Hearst"
"Hearst portrayed as a spoilt child about
to break his doll in a 1930 cartoon"
William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) "was an American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher...
Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak.
He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world."
Hearst Castle with the Neptune Pool
- Freedom of the press worldwide in 2014
- PAPARAZZI :
- A letter from Kensington Palace
"Kensington Palace has today sent the attached letter to leaders of media industry bodies and standards organisations in the UK and in other international markets...
I am writing to provide an overview of the current challenges facing Kensington Palace as we seek to protect Prince George and Princess Charlotte from harassment and surveillance by paparazzi photographers...
Paparazzi photographers are going to increasingly extreme lengths to observe and monitor Prince George's movements and covertly capture images of him to sell to the handful of international media titles still willing to pay for them.
One recent incident – just last week – was disturbing, but not at all uncommon..."
(from Jason Knauf, Communications Secretary, Kensington Palace)
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: