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Ukrainian businessman transfers media business to state

Ukrainian businessman transfers media business to state

Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov has said that his SCM investment company will exit its media business and transfer all its media licenses to the state in connection with a Ukrainian anti-oligarch law entering into force. "I …

Facebook plans rebrand with new name - report

Facebook plans rebrand with new name - report

Facebook Inc, under fire from regulators and lawmakers over its business practices, is planning to rebrand itself with a new name that focuses on the metaverse. The name change will be announced next week, The Verge reported, …

Armenia to triple penalties for insult and defamation

Armenia to triple penalties for insult and defamation

The government and press have had a combative relationship since the coming to power of Nikol Pashinyan, himself a former journalist. New Armenian legislation that would impose crippling penalties for insult and defamation is coming under criticism from local and international press freedom advocates, who are urging the president not to sign it into law. The law would triple the existing penalties for “insult” and defamation to three million drams ($5,700) and six million ($11,400), respectively. Armenia’s parliament passed the legislation on March 24 on a 76-40 vote. The two opposition parties opposed the legislation

Trump beats Mishustin in media rating

Trump beats Mishustin in media rating

According to the Interfax’s System of News Complex Analysis rating, in July, the most mentioned person in the Russian political and economic media was the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, - 276796 news in total or 8929 …

Greta Thunberg to get BBC reality show

Greta Thunberg to get BBC reality show

BBC Studios has announced a documentary series about the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.  The new show will follow Thunberg’s “international crusade” against the climate emergency, …

Thomas Kent: "Quality of fake news today is higher than ever"

Thomas Kent: "Quality of fake news today is higher than ever"

One of the panel discussions of the second day of the 6th News Agencies World Congress in Sofia was dedicated to the issue of fake news. Speech of the associate professor of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, Thomas Kent, was one …

Earl Wilkinson: more people read news today then in any time in history

Earl Wilkinson: more people read news today then in any time in history

Local exclusives are more important for small media companies than coverage of biggest global events, because they attract more visitors, Executive Director and CEO of International News Media Association (INMA) Earl Wilkinson told the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza on the sidelines of the 6th News Agencies World Congress in Sofia.

US launching TV channel for Iranian audience

US launching TV channel for Iranian audience

The U.S. government was launching a 24/7 Farsi-language channel on TV, radio, digital and social media formats to reach Iranians in Iran and around the globe, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "Today, …

Shoigu: US loses hybrid war in Crimea

Shoigu: US loses hybrid war in Crimea

The armed rebellion in Ukraine in February 2014 were preceded by all signs of the United States waging a "hybrid war," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in an interview released today. According to …

Balakishi Gasimov appointed ITV Director

Balakishi Gasimov appointed ITV Director

Director General of the Azerbaijani Public Television and Radio (ITV) Jamil Guliyev has been relived of his duties. The decision was reached during today's meeting of the ITV Broadcast Council. According to the …

Russian journalists celebrate Press Day

Russian journalists celebrate Press Day

On Saturday, December 13, employees of newspapers and magazines, television and radio companies, news agencies and online publications celebrate the Day of Russian Press. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated …

US accuses Iran of hacking attacks against Game of Thrones

US accuses Iran of hacking attacks against Game of Thrones

US Justice Department may make public a number of cases with Iranian suspects within a month, including one connected to the hacking of HBO broadcaster. In late July, it emerged that HBO underwent a major cyberattack, with hackers …