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April 2017

27 April 2017

World Press Freedom Index 2017 released

Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based media rights group, released its 2017 World Press Freedom Index on Wednesday, stating that globally “media freedom has never been so threatened.”

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26 April 2017

How to get the most out of social media for your small business

There is no doubt we are in the age of social media. It is a step up from the age of information. The age of social media can be described as less rigid, more comfortable and with very extensive reach.

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25 April 2017

Oops! German media report accusing Russia of 'fake news' turns out to be fake

In its recent publication, the German Spiegel Online magazine reported about an email that contained information about the suspected rape of a young girl by Bundeswehr soldiers in Lithuania. The magazine accused Russia of allegedly being behind the misinformation campaign aimed at discrediting German soldiers.

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24 April 2017

Springtime for Russia’s dissident press

The Meduza Project, a Russian expatriate news site based in Latvia, is supposedly “an enemy of the Kremlin,” but its relaxed offices in downtown Riga look like those of any other internet startup.

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21 April 2017

Departure of YouTube from Russia could result in growth of pirated content, Government warns

The use of pirated content in Russia may significantly increase in the event of a decision by leading foreign video-sharing websites and servers to leave the country due to the planned imposition of restrictions on their ownership by foreigners, which is currently being considered by the Russian government and the local Parliament (State Duma).

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20 April 2017

‘Voice of America, Radio Liberty, CNN are tools for US to press Russia’ – State Duma MP

Washington used CNN and Russian-language US outlets Voice of America and Radio Liberty in attempts to meddle into the 2016 Russian elections and the situation in the country in general, the head of a parliamentary lower chamber committee said, urging an investigation.

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18 April 2017

Le Monde is using Snapchat Discover to teach fake-news spotting

With France’s national elections around the corner, Le Monde is turning to Snapchat Discover for its battle against fake news.

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17 April 2017

Russian TV ad market “inspires confidence”

Russia’s TV ad market grew by 10% in the first quarter of this year, according to Sergei Koptev, the first deputy director of the National Advertising Agency (NRA).

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14 April 2017

Saudi princess sacked as editor of Vogue Arabia

Saudi Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz has been sacked as editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia after publishing just two editions of the magazine.

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13 April 2017

Russian journalists say one of NYT's Pulitzer-winning stories was stolen

This week, The New York Times was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for ten articles about “Vladimir Putin’s efforts to project Russia’s power abroad.” Ivan Kolpakov, the chief editor of Meduza, an independent Russian news site, says one of those articles was stolen from his newsroom.

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