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January 2016

29 January 2016

Russia: Media freedom curtailed under veneer of legality

Under Russia’s law on mass media amended in autumn 2014, foreign owners are restricted to 20% of shares in media organisations in the country. Its authors said that the legislation would halt the West’s “cold information war”.

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28 January 2016

Russian press agency corrects ‘Polish camp’ article

The text accompanied a story about Russia’s Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, and related to the Sobibór death camp where Nazi Germans killed at least 200,000 people during World War II.

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27 January 2016

Russia's verdict on BBC's War and Peace: 'a classic with cleavage'

Russian reviewers have responded with both praise and barely concealed amusement to the BBC’s adaptation of War and Peace, with reviewers describing it as a “medium-budget soap opera” and a “classic with cleavage”.

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26 January 2016

Russian And Chinese Media Giants Team Up To Make Multi-Platform Content Pact

Russia’s Gazprom-Media and China’s Shanghai Media Group, two of the biggest media players in the two countries, have inked a pact that covers collaboration on the production and distribution of content across film, TV and digital.

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25 January 2016

Taliban Warns Media Not to Promote Immorality Day After Killing Seven Journalists

Taliban jihadists in Afghanistan reportedly warned media organizations Thursday not to promote immorality and foreign cultures.

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22 January 2016

Russian propaganda supports the immigrant-rapist myth

Russian media have joined Europe’s far-right parties and groups in demonizing immigrants as rapists.

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21 January 2016

Eckart Bollmann takes on management of BurdaInternational

Eckart Bollmann will be managing the international publishing business of Hubert Burda Media with immediate effect. He succeeds Fabrizio D’Angelo, who, as managing director, has been responsible for Burda’s foreign publishing activities since 2008, and leaves the company at his own request.

From 2007 to 2015, Eckart Bollmann was a member of the Bauer Media Group’s executive board, where he was responsible for international activities, printing and the IT and commercial departments.

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20 January 2016

Disney mulls using media dome designed by Russian company from Novosibirsk

Disney may use a media dome designed by EnterIdeas, a Russian company from the city of Novosibirsk, for its on-site presentations, general director of the Russian company Igor Mendzebrovsky told TASS.

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19 January 2016

Russian media watchdog congratulates Wikipedia on 15 years

Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor has congratulated Wikipedia on its 15th anniversary, gifting the company a birthday cake.

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18 January 2016

Turkish Flag Posted on Hacked Site of Russia's Embassy in Israel

According to embassy's press attache, hackers have placed a Turkish flag on the homepage of the Russian Embassy in Israel website.

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