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French satirical newspaper high on jihadist hit-list

Long before being targeted in massacre in Paris, satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had been considered high on the potential hit-list for jihadists.

French satirical newspaper high on jihadist hit-list
Soviet crooner Iosif Kobzon of Russia. ©REUTERS
Ukraine TV lands in hot water over Russian pop songs

One of Ukraine's biggest TV networks faced the threat of being taken off air for filling its highly-rated New Year's Eve show with Russian pop songs beamed live from Moscow.

Ukraine TV lands in hot water over Russian pop songs
Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media
Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media

Turkish police arrested the editor of Turkey's biggest-selling newspaper and 26 others in lightning raids on supporters of a US-based cleric.

Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media
Zhomart Yertayev ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
First regional media forum takes place in Kazakhstan. How competitive are Kazakh media?

The first regional media forum has taken place in Kazakhstan to address the problems faced by Kazakhstani media outlets, including competitiveness and information security.

First regional media forum takes place in Kazakhstan. How competitive are Kazakh media?
Political analyst Dosym Satpayev. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Press-club
Kazakhstan's information security is feeble: expert

Kazakh political analyst Dosym Satpayev called information security of Kazakhstan weak and stressed that this could lead to a strongly divided society as was exemplified by the situation in Ukraine.

Kazakhstan's information security is feeble: expert
Obama doing 'insipid job', China paper says ahead of visit
Obama doing 'insipid job', China paper says ahead of visit

China's state-run media decried Barack Obama as a banal leader who has done an "insipid job", days ahead of a visit by the US president.

Obama doing 'insipid job', China paper says ahead of visit
Partial solar eclipse sweeps across North America
Partial solar eclipse sweeps across North America

A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on Twitter and other social media.

Partial solar eclipse sweeps across North America
The logo for HBO,Home Box Office, the American premium cable television network. ©Reuters
HBO stand-alone streaming service coming in 2015

US media giant Time Warner said Wednesday it would launch a stand-alone HBO streaming service next year.

HBO stand-alone streaming service coming in 2015
French ceremony honours slain war correspondents France
French ceremony honours slain war correspondents France

Hundreds of colleagues, friends and family paid tribute Thursday to the numerous journalists killed over the past year, including US reporter James Foley.

French ceremony honours slain war correspondents France
Bezos to integrate WaPost app in new Kindle: report
Bezos to integrate WaPost app in new Kindle: report

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos plans to tie the newspaper to his Amazon empire with a built-in Kindle tablet news app to reach a wider audience.

Bezos to integrate WaPost app in new Kindle: report
Spain newspaper El Pais launches site in Catalan
Spain newspaper El Pais launches site in Catalan

Spain's top-selling newspaper El Pais launched an online edition in Catalan.

Spain newspaper El Pais launches site in Catalan
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Russia's biggest social network gets new CEO

Russia's biggest social network VKontakte appointed a new chief executive after the removal of its maverick founder Pavel Durov earlier this year.

Russia's biggest social network gets new CEO
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Russia to probe Euronews over 'Putin target practice' video

Russia said it would probe Euronews after the news channel broadcast footage of Ukrainian fighters using the portrait of Vladimir Putin, styled as Hitler.

Russia to probe Euronews over 'Putin target practice' video
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Snapchat valued at $10 bln: reports

US media reported that Snapchat was valued at $10 billion based on funding pumped into the startup by a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Snapchat valued at $10 bln: reports
US TV season rich in mystery and horror
US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror
Spy chief warns Australians becoming 'extremist propagandists'
Spy chief warns Australians becoming 'extremist propagandists'

Australians are becoming key players in the successful "social media wars" being waged from Iraq and Syria, the country's spy chief has warned.

Spy chief warns Australians becoming 'extremist propagandists'
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With fresh investment, BuzzFeed expands anew

The social news group BuzzFeed unveiled a major new expansion plan, using a fresh infusion of $50 million in venture capital.

With fresh investment, BuzzFeed expands anew
Sky News apologises for rummaging through MH17 luggage
Sky News apologises for rummaging through MH17 luggage

British broadcaster Sky News apologised after one of its presenters searched through luggage at the crash site of downed flight MH17 live on air.

Sky News apologises for rummaging through MH17 luggage
Kazakh-language magazine Anyz Adam April issue depicts Adolf Hitler ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakh editor ordered to pay damages for edition devoted to Adolf Hitler

Almaly District Сourt No.2 ordered the editor of the now infamous in Kazakhstan Anyz Adam magazine to pay $71,000 in damages following a claim brought up by war veterans.

Kazakh editor ordered to pay damages for edition devoted to Adolf Hitler
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Danish hostage freed in Syria after 13 months

A Danish freelance photographer has been freed after being held hostage in Syria for 13 months, the Danish government said.

Danish hostage freed in Syria after 13 months