Media industry regulation

January 10, 2019 - 12:07 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's media regulator says it's checking if the BBC violated Russian law when it quoted the leader of the Islamic State group. Communications oversight agency Roscomnadzor said Thursday that BBC reports with statements by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi "conveyed ideological...
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro smiles amid members of his cabinet as he presents them during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
January 02, 2019 - 2:57 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Newly installed President Jair Bolsonaro issued executive orders targeting Brazil's indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community in the first hours of his administration, moving quickly after a campaign in which the far-right leader said he would radically...
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December 26, 2018 - 12:04 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Four international media organizations have called on the Albanian government to drop two draft laws on state regulation and compulsory registration of online media to fight fake news. In a letter sent Wednesday to Prime Minister Edi Rama and Justice Minister Etilda Gjonaj,...
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December 20, 2018 - 7:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's broadcasting regulator says Russian state-owned TV channel RT broke impartiality rules seven times after the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal. Skripal, a former Russian intelligence agent, and his daughter Yulia were left critically ill after being exposed to the nerve...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's highest court has ruled that a fee all German households have to pay to finance the country's public broadcasters complies with EU law. The European Court of Justice decided Thursday the system, which allows broadcasters to enforce collection, doesn't constitute...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Police say Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, they have established an evidentiary foundation to charge Netanyahu and his wife Sara with accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool, File)
December 02, 2018 - 3:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges, adding to a growing collection of legal troubles that have clouded the longtime leader's prospects for pursuing re-election next year. Netanyahu denied the latest allegations. But...
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November 25, 2018 - 9:12 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish national prosecutors said Sunday that they are dropping a criminal investigation into a reporter for a U.S.-owned broadcaster on suspicions of propagating fascism for having gone undercover to film neo-Nazis. TVN, owned by Discovery, broadcast undercover footage in...
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November 23, 2018 - 9:01 am
LONDON (AP) — A British corporate investigator has complained to U.K. regulators about Chinese state TV, saying its British license should be revoked because it broadcast his forced confession when he was imprisoned in China. Peter Humphrey filed a complaint Friday against China Central Television...
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November 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country. Ulla Tornaes, Denmark's minister for development cooperation, said on Twitter she is "deeply concerned" by...
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ARCHIVO- En esta fotografía del 29 de marzo de 2018 se muestra el logotipo de Facebook en Nueva York. (AP Foto/Richard Drew, Archivo)
October 03, 2018 - 3:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ireland's data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access 50 million accounts which could potentially cost Facebook more than $1.6 billion in fines. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Wednesday that it will look...
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