Media

Philippine news site head meets investigators over ‘suspicious’ compla

Philippine news site head meets investigators over ‘suspicious’ compla

Published 22/01/2018

The head of a Philippine news site ordered closed for ownership violations met state investigators on Monday to answer what she called a "suspicious" complaint about a five-year-old story, as domestic fears grow of an impending crackdown on media. [more…]

Vice Media co-founders apologize for ‘boy’s club’ environment at firm

Vice Media co-founders apologize for ‘boy’s club’ environment at firm

Published 24/12/2017

Co-Founders of VICE Shane Smith (L) and Suroosh Alvi (R) pose as they arrive for the 20th Annual Webby Awards in Manhattan, New York, U.S., [more…]

Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

Published 30/11/2017

LONDON (Reuters) - European hedge funds Bodenholm Capital and Westray Capital Management revealed they had taken short selling positions on some media companies, bets that [more…]

Google says no changes in algorithm to re-rank websites: Russian watchdog

Google says no changes in algorithm to re-rank websites: Russian watchdog

Published 27/11/2017

The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike BlakeMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said [more…]

Russia`s RT America registers as `foreign agent` in U.S.

Russia`s RT America registers as `foreign agent` in U.S.

Published 13/11/2017

The Kremlin-backed television station RT America registered Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said and the Department of Justice confirmed later in the day. [more…]

FCC media rule rollback could usher in TV station buying spree

FCC media rule rollback could usher in TV station buying spree

Published 28/10/2017

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission is moving to quickly undo roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing an onslaught of deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media. [more…]

Putin complains Russian media abroad face unacceptable pressure

Putin complains Russian media abroad face unacceptable pressure

Published 29/09/2017

President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of Russia's Security Council on Friday that Russian media outlets working abroad were facing growing and unacceptable pressure, Dmitry Peskov, his spokesman, said. [more…]

Canada unveils vision for the arts- Netflix makes investment

Canada unveils vision for the arts- Netflix makes investment

Published 28/09/2017

Canada outlined its vision for its cultural and entertainment industries on Thursday, promising more money to foster Canadian content at home and abroad and striking a deal in which streaming service Netflix would invest C$500 million to create programming in the country. [more…]

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Published 08/09/2017

Critics of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen have grown used to following upstart news service Fresh News to find out what the government’s next target might be. [more…]

U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senator

U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senator

Published 08/09/2017

U.S. legislation may be needed to require social media companies to disclose more about how their platforms are used for political advertising, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday, after new signs of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. [more…]