Category: media

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‘Western media’ and mass deception

“Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’.” That is a typical BBC headline when Israeli soldiers start killing, with coldblooded precision, defenseless Palestinians. “Palestinian officials say,” they would then add, “at least 16 people have been killed by Israeli forces and hundreds more wounded during protests at the Gaza-Israeli border … The Israeli…

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1000’s rally in opposition to Czech president’s attack on media

Prague, Czech Republic – Thousands of Czechs have taken to the streets of the capital, Prague, in defiance of a recent attack on local independent media by the country’s recently re-elected President Milos Zeman. Speaking during his inauguration last week at Prague Castle, the pro-Russian, anti-migrant Zeman criticised the Czech media by name, accusing them…

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Ethiopia proclaims boom of emergency: boom media

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned. The measure was announced on Friday by the Council of Ministers, the Ethiopian government’s cabinet, according to state broadcaster EBC. Local media said the measure is effective as of Friday, but it was not immediately clear how long it would…

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Kenya court docket suspends government’s media shutdown

Kenya’s High Court has suspended the shutdown of three independent television stations, which were blocked earlier this week after they had planned to broadcast a contentious, symbolic “swearing in” ceremony for opposition leader Raila Odinga. The country’s High Court ordered a 14-day suspension of the government’s shutdown – which affected stations NTV, Citizen and KTN…

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Does KANA TV ticket extra media freedom?

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Race car driver Fahmi Girma tears along a dirt track in his souped-up Toyota Vitz on the outskirts of Addis Ababa past shepherd boys tending cattle – accompanied by energetic Ethiopian music. The four-minute clip, in which 27-year-old Girma also discusses the history of race car driving in Ethiopia and its…

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Saudi anti-terrorism summit panned on social media

Palestinians and Arabs on social media have reacted with anger after a newly formed, self-proclaimed anti-terrorism coalition opened their first meeting in Riyadh with a video that included a scene of a Palestinian fighting Israeli occupation forces. Monday’s summit of the Islamic Coalition Against Terrorism was attended by representatives from 41 Muslim countries and was led by…

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Vladimir Putin indicators bill focusing on foreign media

So he’s signed it. Of course, there was never much doubt Vladimir Putin would put pen to paper on a piece of legislation that’s been rushed through both houses of parliament in roughly two weeks. But now that it’s officially law, we’ll soon see how Russia’s media foreign agent bill is to be used. As…