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Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook said Monday it was donating $100 million to support news organisations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis.

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as ‘unacceptable’ and an attack on free speech.

Twitter labels edited clip of Biden retweeted by Trump as manipulated media

Twitter labels edited clip of Biden retweeted by Trump as manipulated media

Twitter Inc on Sunday used its new ‘manipulated media’ label for the first time on a video clip of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was retweeted by President Donald Trump.

France honours 13 soldiers killed in Mali helicopter disaster

France honours 13 soldiers killed in Mali helicopter disaster

Hundreds of people gathered in Paris on Monday to honour 13 soldiers killed while battling jihadist insurgents in Mali, ahead of a national ceremony to mourn a disaster ...

Philippines marks massacre anniversary with calls for justice

Philippines marks massacre anniversary with calls for justice

Relatives of 58 people slain in the Philippines' worst political massacre held a tearful vigil Saturday to mark a decade since the killings, voicing anger at the slow pace of justice.

Qatari-Ethiopian media co-operation hailed

Qatari-Ethiopian media co-operation hailed

The first TV reporter workshop sponsored by Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority opened here on Tuesday as part of a series of media development initiatives.

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election pushed their messages for the last time Wednesday as campaigning for weekend polls wrapped up amid deadly violence.

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

A prominent South Sudanese journalist said Monday he had been released after almost six weeks in detention without charge, in a case which prompted alarm from rights groups over press freedom.

Hezbollah says explosive-laden drone damaged its media centre

Hezbollah says explosive-laden drone damaged its media centre

Lebanese group Hezbollah on Sunday said one of two drones that came down over its Beirut stronghold was rigged with explosives and caused damage to its media centre.

Lebanon newspaper goes black to raise alarm over political crisis

Lebanon newspaper goes black to raise alarm over political crisis

A prominent Lebanese daily Thursday appeared on newsstands with a black front page in the second such protest by a local paper in less than a year over the country's lingering political crisis.

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore's parliament Wednesday passed laws to combat ‘fake news’ that will allow authorities to order the removal of content despite fierce criticism from tech giants, the media and rights groups.

Sheikha Moza dedicates NU-Q Media Majlis

Sheikha Moza dedicates NU-Q Media Majlis

Media Majlis, a first-of-its-kind media museum in the region, was dedicated by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) ...