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News Corp to stop printing more than 100 Australian papers

May 28, 2020 - 2:23 PM

News Corp Australia says the permanent changes had been brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which had impacted the sustainability of local publishing

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2018: Retiree sitting on a bench reading a newspaper.

Meghan could face estranged father in court over leaked letter – media

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:50 PM

Meghan Markle's claim against Associated Newspapers cites the publication of a letter she wrote her father as 'the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018'

MEGHAN FIGHTS THE MAIL. In this file photo taken on June 08, 2019 Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, return to Buckingham Palace. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Jamal Khashoggi given global press freedom award

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Golden Pen of Freedom is posthumously awarded to slain Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a year after it was given to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

REMEMBERED. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

[OPINION] A new level of audacity for impunity and journalist murders

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The world marks November 2, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, at a time when threats to journalistic endeavor are more widespread than ever

END IMPUNITY. Photo from Shutterstock

Bangladesh editors protest 'anti-press' digital law

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Newspaper editors in Bangladesh demand amendments to the newly enacted digital law which they say 'opposes independent journalism and free press'

Members of the Newspaper Editors' Council of Bangladesh form a human chain in front of National Press Club demanding an amendment to the newly enacted digital law on October 15, 2018. - Bangladeshi newspaper editors on October 15 staged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

Lebanon newspaper goes blank to protest political crisis

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The oldest newspaper in Lebanon, An-Nahar, publishes a completely blank issue to protest a political deadlock and economic woes in their country

A man holds a blank copy of Lebanon's leading newspaper An-Nahar outside a bookstore in the coastal Lebanese port city of Byblos, north of Beirut, on October 11, 2018. Lebanon's oldest newspaper An-Nahar went out to newsstands completely blank today to protest a political deadlock and economic woes in the tiny Mediterranean country. An-Nahar, which was founded in 1933, published eight blank pages in print and linkless white boxes on its main page online.  JOSEPH EID / AFP

Policemen visit newspaper office in Cebu, too

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Two policemen drop by the SunStar Cebu office to take photos of its reporters and editors on October 4

SUNSTAR CEBU. The SunStar Cebu office at P. del Rosario Street in Cebu City. Photo by Marchel Espina

FULL TEXT: World Editors Forum head on Maria Ressa's Golden Pen of Freedom

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

World Editors Forum president David Callaway delivers a speech introducing Maria Ressa, recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom Award handed by WAN-IFRA

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa is this year's recipient of WAN-IFRA's Golden Pen of Freedom Award. Rappler file photo

Int'l news publishers to Duterte: Stop attacking Rappler

Jun 07, 2018 - 7:42 AM

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the ban on Rappler reporters covering his events

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins a Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's license. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Maria Ressa accepts WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:30 AM

'My name is Maria Ressa. We are Rappler, and we will hold the line.'

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa is this year's recipient of WAN-IFRA's Golden Pen of Freedom award. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler's Maria Ressa wins global press freedom award

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:00 AM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa wins the Golden Pen of Freedom Award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers or WAN-IFRA

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa is the recipient of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: 70th World News Media Congress 2018 – Opening ceremony and awarding of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom

Jun 06, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Watch the opening ceremony and awarding of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom live on Rappler

Turkey releases 2 more journalists in newspaper trial

Mar 10, 2018 - 1:04 PM

'Turkey's problems are not resolved just because we are set free. As journalists, our mission is to do our job fearlessly as we did before,' says Sabuncu

Facebook launches effort to help boost newspaper subscriptions

Feb 27, 2018 - 11:36 PM

The move was the latest by the huge social network to respond to concerns that it and other online platforms have hurt news organizations by dominating internet advertising

FACEBOOK AND THE NEWS. A mousepad with the Facebook logo is seen at Facebook's new headquarters, designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, at Rathbone Place in central London on December 4, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Russia's opposition newspaper plans to 'arm journalists'

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:15 PM

'If the state is not ready to protect us, we will protect ourselves,' Sergei Sokolov, a deputy editor at Russia's top opposition newspaper, tells AFP

ARMED. Journalists gather in the office of Russian Echo of Moscow radio station near a photograph of the station's presenters with Tatiana Felgengauer seen on the right. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Manny Pangilinan to eventually divest from Inquirer

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The intention is to give 100 [ownership in Inquirer] to [Ramon Ang] says Manuel Pangilinan who holds a minority stake in Inquirer

INQUIRER TAKEOVER. Manuel Pangilinan (right) says he has no problem divesting from Inquirer so that the takeover of Ramon Ang (left) will be seamless. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Turkey journalists reject 'terror' claims as trial opens

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The journalists are charged with supporting in the newspaper s coverage 3 groups considered by Turkey as terror outfits

JOURNALISTS ON TRIAL. A man raises his fist as he chants slogans during a demonstration on July 24, 2017 outside Istanbul's courthouse, where journalists and directors of Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet are on trial. Photo by Bulent Kilic/ AFP

Inquirer employees surprised, worried about Ramon Ang buyout

Jul 18, 2017 - 8:35 PM

The employees were informed of the plans to sell the Prieto family s shares in a general assembly on Monday July 17

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Inquirer Group

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Get to know the Rufino Prieto family owners of the Inquirer which may soon belong to businessman Ramon Ang

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

Apr 12, 2017 - 7:52 PM

John Kelly Melania Trump s lawyer says the article in the Daily Mail – Britain s second biggest selling newspaper – in print and online in August last year included false and defamatory claims

MELANIA. Melania Trump, wife of US President Donald Trump, waves to the crowd at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

#NSPC2017: A thousand stories of hard work, hope, and excellence

Jan 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The National Schools Press Conference is the top competition for all young campus journalists across the country Here is why every NSPC participant is both excited and anxious at the same time

Japan to conduct first major survey on racism – report

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:04 PM

The results of the survey which will cover 18 500 foreign residents aged 18 or older will be released by March and will be reflected in policy making

Pakistan bans leading journalist from leaving country

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Pakistan s government imposes a travel ban on a leading journalist after he sparked an uproar by reporting that civilian officials had clashed with the military over its covert support for militants

Senate leaders slam French paper for calling Duterte 'serial killer'

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:41 PM

May pinapunta ba sila [na] investigative reporter dito or they just got it from the internet? says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Final edition of UK's Independent hits newsstands

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The newspaper will now be available online only with its final editorial claiming history would be the judge of its bold transition

'STOP PRESS.' The last print edition of British newspaper the Independent is pictured in London, Britain, March 26, 2016. The Independent will continue as an online newspaper. Will Oliver/EPA

Swedish newspaper websites shut down in hacker attack

Mar 20, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The attack is extremely dangerous and serious the head of the Swedish Media Publishers Association Jeanette Gustafsdotter tells Swedish news agency TT

Turkey police fire plastic bullets at opposition paper rally

Mar 05, 2016 - 8:38 AM

4th UPDATE The Turkish press has experienced one of the darkest days in its history says the Zaman newspaper

RAID. A handout picture released by the Zaman Daily News shows Turkish riot police raid Zaman newspaper building to take over the control, in Istanbul, Turkey, March 4, 2016. Handout photo by Talha Sertturk/Zaman Daily News/EPA

Poll: 34% Filipinos to vote for bets from political dynasties

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Pulse Asia asks if respondents should not vote for candidates who have children spouses siblings or parents who are current or former elected government official

Jakarta Globe prints final edition, goes digital

Dec 15, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Jakarta Globe’s explanation as to why they were closing was short and sweet: the high cost of running a paper as news moves towards the digital age

MOVE TO DIGITAL. Jakarta Globe prints its final print edition. Screenshot of the Globe's front page

Sheila Coronel to mass comm graduates: 'Speak truth to power'

Jun 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM

We need journalists like you to expose wrongdoing especially in a country where democratic institutions are weak

Philippine print media erroneously kill Mary Jane

May 01, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Death comes early for Filipina worker on death row Mary Jane Veloso after Philippine newspapers kill her on their headlines ahead of Indonesia announcing a stay of her execution

Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain – state media

Apr 19, 2015 - 3:01 PM

The North Korean Leader tells troops at the summit that the hike provides provide mental energy more powerful than nuclear weapons

NO CONDITIONS. South Korea says Pyongyang must come to dialogue without attaching preconditions. File photo of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un from Republic of Korea/AFP/Files/KCNA via KNS

Lacson-Poe 2016 tandem pushed

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who is eyeing the presidency in 2016 dismisses the newspaper ad endorsing the tandem as a publicity stunt

Police in Germany detain 9 over newspaper arson attack

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:29 AM

The group of local area youths and adolescents were also suspected of having vandalised a nearby high school a day before

Kuwait shuts newspaper critical of government

Jan 20, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Kuwait cites the paper s failure to comply with legally required financial terms as the basis for scrapping Al Watan s commercial license

Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies

Jan 17, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Distribution is hit by printing problems with only 230 000 copies ready against the one million that had been expected to ship this weekend its distributor MLP says

OFF THE PRESS. Copies of the upcoming edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are stacked at a distribution centre in Nantes, France, January 13, 2015. Eddy Lemaistre/EPA

Palace denies hand in Aquino second term ad

Sep 30, 2014 - 4:54 PM

We have nothing to do with those advertisements says Malacañang of the ad urging 8 million signatures to convince President Benigno Aquino III to run again

TWO MORE YEARS. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says President Benigno Aquino III is not focused on charter change. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bezos names new publisher at Washington Post

Sep 02, 2014 - 9:52 PM

Fred Ryan is the new publisher and chief executive replacing family scion Katharine Wymouth

New York Times profit down, digital subscriptions up

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Like other media firms the Times is shifting its focus from print to digital as it strives to adapt to a decline in readership and competition from other sources of news online

DIGITAL MEDIA. Host Thomas L. Friedman speaks with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of M.I.T.'s Center for Digital Business during the How The Digital Revolution Is Accelerating Everything conversation at The New York Times Global Forum with Thomas L. Friedman at the Metreon on June 20, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times/AFP

Political novice named South Korea's prime minister

Jun 10, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Park s nomination of former journalist Moon Chang Keuk is a surprise Although a noted opinion maker he has no political or administrative experience

SYMBOLIC POST. University professor and former journalist Moon Chang-keuk surrounded by reporters June 10, a day after he was nominated by South Korean President Park Geun-hye as prime minister. Photo by EPA

MVP group buys control of Philippine Star

Mar 31, 2014 - 8:53 PM

UPDATED The PLDT group now owns 51 of The Philippine Star after a deal with the Belmonte family

SEALED. The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company group acquires a majority stake in The Philippine Star from the Belmonte family

Malaysian papers turn black in tribute to crashed jet

Mar 25, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Malaysia s newspapers run black front pages in tribute of MH 370 that crashed in the southern Indian Ocean

Censored China paper insists on right to truth

Jan 02, 2014 - 1:22 PM

A year after a censorship row with the Chinese government a Chinese newspaper asserts its right to express the truth industrially

NY Times sees losses, drop in ad revenues

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:37 PM

The New York Times reports a third quarter loss amid declines in advertising revenues

World’s longest-running business paper to ditch print

Sep 27, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Lloyd s List the specialist publication that has served the shipping industry for 280 years is to become fully digital

THE END. The world's longest running business paper is ending its print edition. File photo by AFP

In digital age, Myanmar gets to know the newspaper

Sep 22, 2013 - 9:01 AM

Private daily newspapers begin publishing in Myanmar but some readers are still used to the propaganda of old

News that counts: Journalism after Aquino's assassination

Sep 07, 2013 - 11:51 PM

The architects of Martial Law knew that their success depended on silencing the press journalist Melinda Quintos de Jesus says

Amazon's Bezos buys Washington Post for $250M

Aug 06, 2013 - 7:53 AM

UPDATED Multi billionaire Bezos said he was buying the Post in his personal capacity and hoped to shepherd it through the evolution away from traditional newsprint

SOLD. The Washington Post is seen on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC, after it was announced that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had agreed to purchase the Post for USD 250 million. Photo by AFP/Brendan Smialowski

Bahrain press hails new 'anti-terror' powers

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:55 PM

Bahrain s pro government press hailed new powers given to authorities to address what they say is an upsurge in terrorist violence

ANTI-TERROR POWERS. Bahraini protestors flash the sign for victory during clashes with riot police following a protest against the ruling regime in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, late on July 25, 2013. Bahrain recently gave authorities new powers to address what they say is an upsurge in 'terrorist' violence linked to Shiite-led pro-democracy protests. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH

How are newspapers surviving in the digital age?

Jun 15, 2013 - 2:32 PM

If we remain stuck in the traditional model of print only we will surely head for a sunset