MEDIA: Fox News CEO accuses Google and Facebook of silencing conservatives
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MEDIA: Fox News CEO accuses Google and Facebook of silencing conservatives

This Wednesday (17), Rupert Murdoch, majority of News Corporation, which belongs to Fox News, criticized the digital giants Google and Facebook, during a speech at the annual meeting of shareholders of the corporation. Murdoch accused the big techs of silencing conservative voices and manipulating the digital advertising market in favor of publishers, advertisers and the…

JOURNALISM: Crime Reporting Gets A Boost In Readers: A GNI Journey
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JOURNALISM: Crime Reporting Gets A Boost In Readers: A GNI Journey

Editor’s Note from Ludovic Blecher, Head of Google News Initiative Innovation: The GNI Innovation Challenge program is designed to stimulate forward-thinking ideas for the news industry. The story below by Amos Gelb, publisher of D.C. Witness and Baltimore Witness, is part of an innovator series sharing inspiring stories and learnings from funded projects.Violent crime is…

JOURNALISM: Celebrating News Partners In The Asia Pacific
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JOURNALISM: Celebrating News Partners In The Asia Pacific

Kate Beddoe Director, News Partnerships, APAC One of the best parts of my role is seeing the great examples of news publishers embracing technology to grow new audiences and build sustainable business models in the Asia-Pacific region.This week, we heard from news partners at the Google News Initiative (GNI) Global Summit, along with local events…

JOURNALISM – How The ICIJ Made Sense Of 11.9 Million Documents To Publish The Pandora Papers
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JOURNALISM – How The ICIJ Made Sense Of 11.9 Million Documents To Publish The Pandora Papers

When a new investigation drops bearing the name of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the world generally pays attention. The ICIJ’s sweeping projects have spanned continents and dealt with vast document sets with a scope so broad — in many cases, tens of millions of records — they’re hard to conceptualize. The nonprofit’s projects…

JOURNALISM: What Will We Call Facebook Next? And Will It Change Anything?
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JOURNALISM: What Will We Call Facebook Next? And Will It Change Anything?

So, what do you think? FaceSpace? MyBook? BookFace? Squid Game? Facebook with a line through it? Like this: Facebook. Facebook is changing its name. But can it change its reputation? First, the big news. The Verge’s Alex Heath reported late Tuesday night that Facebook will change its name next week in a rebranding of the…

OPINION: Two Lies And Katie Couric
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OPINION: Two Lies And Katie Couric

An Outright Lie The Associated Press has taken a side in the endless debate over Netflix’s release of a comedy special that includes jokes about the transgender community, coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists. And by “coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists,” I mean the Associated Press is now publishing baldfaced…

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OPINION: Cameroon: Sham Trial For Kumba School Massacre

(Nairobi) – A military tribunal in Cameroon has sentenced four people to death, in a trial marked by procedural irregularities, for an attack on a school in Kumba, the South-West region, one year ago. The attack killed seven children and injured at least 13 others. The 12 defendants, on trial before the Buea military court…

OPINION: A Step Toward Justice For Guantanamo Detainee
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OPINION: A Step Toward Justice For Guantanamo Detainee

In a small step toward justice, a United States federal judge ruled this week that because Haroon Gul, an Afghan held at Guantanamo Bay, was not a member of Al-Qaeda or an associated force, the US had no legal basis for detaining him. The US government may appeal the decision. This ruling draws attention to…

OPINION: Australia Moves Closer To Ending Harmful Intersex Surgeries
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OPINION: Australia Moves Closer To Ending Harmful Intersex Surgeries

The Australian Human Rights Commission issued a report today analyzing the persistent practice of medically unnecessary non-consensual surgeries on children born with variations in their sex characteristics. The commission urged authorities to protect children’s rights to informed consent, and to legally regulate the operations. Around the world since the 1950s, people born with variations in…

OPINION: Nepal: Police Allegedly Use Excessive Force On Protesters, Target Activists
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OPINION: Nepal: Police Allegedly Use Excessive Force On Protesters, Target Activists

(New York) – Nepali authorities should independently investigate allegations that police in Rupandehi district used excessive force during an eviction drive on October 10, killing four protesters, and injuring dozens, Human Rights Watch said today. Police have also used trumped up charges of “polygamy” to detain a women’s rights activist who was leading a protest…

OPINION: Russian Activist Imprisoned For Peaceful Environmental Protests
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OPINION: Russian Activist Imprisoned For Peaceful Environmental Protests

Yesterday, a court in the city of Kolomna, Russia sentenced Viacheslav Yegorov to 15 months in prison for repeatedly taking part in peaceful protests in 2018 against the “import” of trash from Moscow. It is ironic that this sentence came less than a week after the UN Human Rights Council recognized the right to a…

OPINION: US Should Invest In Home And Community-Based Services
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OPINION: US Should Invest In Home And Community-Based Services

The overwhelming majority of older people and people with disabilities in the United States, no matter how they vote, prefer to live at home rather than in a residential institution like a nursing home. Accordingly, millions of people access home and community-based services (HCBS) to help them live independently. Yet, about 820,000 people in the…

OPINION: Sweden Should Press China To Release Swedish Book Publisher
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OPINION: Sweden Should Press China To Release Swedish Book Publisher

This week marks the sixth anniversary since Chinese authorities abducted Gui Minhai, a Swedish book publisher, from his home in Thailand in 2015. After enduring a forced confession on state media and a sham trial, Gui was briefly freed in 2017, before being rearrested. In 2020, a court handed down a 10-year sentence on questionable…

OPINION: Canada: Stop Incarcerating Immigration Detainees In Provincial Jails
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OPINION: Canada: Stop Incarcerating Immigration Detainees In Provincial Jails

(Ottawa) – Provincial governments should sever their contracts to hold immigration detainees in provincial jails, where many experience abusive conditions, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today in opening a joint national campaign, #WelcomeToCanada. While Canadian authorities have released significant numbers of people from immigration detention since the onset of Covid-19 in March 2020,…

JOURNALISM: Meet The Mini, The Little Puzzle That Helped Launch 930,000 Subscriptions To New York Times Games
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JOURNALISM: Meet The Mini, The Little Puzzle That Helped Launch 930,000 Subscriptions To New York Times Games

The Mini, a compact five-by-five daily crossword, as the diminutive name suggests, is built to be addictive. It’s free, it’s easy to work — but not ridiculously easy — a morning brain starter that can usually be solved in under two minutes. That sounds like an amusing but tiny thing in the vast expanse of…

JOURNALISM: Is AT&T Backing One America News?
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JOURNALISM: Is AT&T Backing One America News?

One America News Network might not have the viewers of some of the major cable news networks such as CNN or Fox News. But it is well known for one thing: Its unwavering, almost cult-like support of former President Donald Trump. Terms such as “far right” and “conservative” don’t go far enough in describing OAN’s…

Front Page: US Says 'no Indication' Iran Wants To Return To Nuclear Deal Talks
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Front Page: US Says 'no Indication' Iran Wants To Return To Nuclear Deal Talks

The United States said Thursday that Iran has given no hint that it wants to return to stalled talks over reviving the Iranian nuclear deal. “For now, certainly there’s no indication, positive indication that Iran is prepared to come back… and to try to close down the remaining issues,” a senior US official said. Western…

Front Page: Op-Ed | Can We Backhaul Our Way To Space?
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Front Page: Op-Ed | Can We Backhaul Our Way To Space?

If the market grows large enough, a dedicated lunar-to-LEO tanker industry could evolve Trade. It enables, disseminates, and helps pay for new technologies and skills. It encourages sciences, the arts, and communications across oceans and cultures. It is a requirement for the evolution and supply of settlements and cities. Like technology and physical expansion, trade…

Front Page: At UN, West Frustrated By Slow Pace With Iran
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Front Page: At UN, West Frustrated By Slow Pace With Iran

At UN, West frustrated by slow pace with Iran By Francesco FONTEMAGGI United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 23, 2021 US says ‘no indication’ Iran wants to return to nuclear deal talksUnited Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 23, 2021 – The United States said Thursday that Iran has given no hint that it wants to…

BUSINESS: Brent David Fraser, Fellow Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of Scotland, SAG/AFTRA, And ASCAP, Is Recognized By Marquis Who's Who For Excellence In Spiritual Leadership
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BUSINESS: Brent David Fraser, Fellow Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of Scotland, SAG/AFTRA, And ASCAP, Is Recognized By Marquis Who's Who For Excellence In Spiritual Leadership

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA, September 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Brent David Fraser, Fellow, SocAntScot, SAG/AFTRA, ASCAP, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all…

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