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Netanyahu Attacks Israeli Media, Singles Out Investigative Journalist

By Maayan Lubell Nov 8 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an unprecedented vilification of the Israeli media on Monday, accusing a leading television journalist of being part of a plot to bring down his right-wing government. After declining to be interviewed by Channel Two anchorwoman Ilana Dayan for a piece investigating the workings of

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Morocco Lifts Ban on Mobile Internet Voice Calls

RABAT, Nov 4 – Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers

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Time Warner CEO says Only AT&T Approached With Offer

By Jessica Toonkel and Supantha Mukherjee Oct 24 – Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes said on Monday that AT&T Inc was the only company to make a takeover approach for the media group. AT&T said on Saturday it had agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, or $107.50 per share, to gain

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In Gaza and West Bank, Palestinian Journalists Fear Squeeze on Free Press

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept 19 – On Sept. 1, half a dozen Hamas security officials called at the home of Mohammed Othman, a young journalist in Gaza who had written several probing articles. They seized two laptops, two mobile phones and took Othman away for questioning. Twenty-four hours later,

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When Did Journalism Become So Humiliating?

All stunts and no brains! BY Zach Schonfeld On June 15, 2015, Brendan Klinkenberg ate a burrito. It was a breakfast burrito packed with eggs, bacon, avocado, beans and cheese. Several hours later, he ate a burrito for lunch. For dinner, a carnitas burrito. Klinkenberg repeated the diet—skipping breakfast—the following day. And the next day, and

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Cops and Bloggers: Concerned

Concerned that social media is fueling attacks, Israel is increasing online ­monitoring—and angering Palestinians BY Kate Shuttleworth Majd Atwan, a 22-year-old Palestinian beautician and activist, sits on the front steps of her family house in Bethlehem on May 24, enjoying her freedom. Less than a week earlier, she was behind bars after an Israeli military court sentenced

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Gawker Privacy Lawsuit Evolves Into Battle of Tech Billionaires

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 – Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media

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Citizen Journalists in Syria ‘Risking Their Lives’ For News

LONDON, April 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A series of short films, “Syria‘s Rebellious Women,” by Zaina Erhaim tells the stories of women who stepped into positions of leadership and responsibility usually reserved for men. If such remarkable women went undocumented, the Syrian filmmaker says, “the male winners will be writing the history, and the

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Turkey: Gagged

Turkey has taken aim at its own press. But they are not taking it lying down By Aysegul Sert Right now Turkey’s global importance as a democratic power is on shaky ground. Any media that are deemed critical of the government are censored. Journalists who object the escalating erosion of civil and human rights and

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EU: Turkey Violated Freedom of Expression Rights by Blocking YouTube

STRASBOURG, France, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – Turkey violated freedom of expression rights by blocking video platform YouTube for two and a half years, the European Court of Human Rights said on Tuesday. Ankara had blocked access to YouTube between May 2008 and October 2010 on the ground that the website contained some 10 videos which

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