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Turkish Police Detain Producer of Erdogan Film Over Gulen Links

ISTANBUL, July 13 – Turkish police detained the producer of a film on the life of President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, accusing him of ties to the Muslim cleric Ankara says orchestrated last year’s attempted coup, state media said. His arrest came a day after the release on social media of a trailer for a

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A British Man Stood Up for Muslims Following the Manchester Attack

A British man by the name of Aarron Lambo has stood up for Muslims following the Manchester attack. Lambo, a bodybuilder who owns a gym called Alpha Training, posted a video on his Facebook page after the Manchester bombing, voicing his support and concern for Muslims who will “wake up today to abuse and bullying.”

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Iranian TV Executive Shot Dead in Turkey

ISTANBUL, April 30 – The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey’s Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving

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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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