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Designer Gulnara Karimova (L), daughter of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, stands with a model after presenting her Guli Collection. ©Reuters/Jason Lee
Uzbek first daughter confirms media empire shutdown

The eldest daughter of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov Wednesday confirmed the closure of television channels she is believed to control, as rumours build of a rift in the ruling family.

Uzbek first daughter confirms media empire shutdown
British newspapers in bid to block tough new press watchdog
British newspapers in bid to block tough new press watchdog

British newspaper and magazine publishers sought a last-minute court injunction on Wednesday to stop a mechanism backed by politicians to regulate the press from being approved later in the day.

British newspapers in bid to block tough new press watchdog
©Reuters/Charles Platiau
Mexico demands US answers on German media reports of spying

Mexico has demanded answers from Washington following a report in a German weekly that US agents hacked into former president Felipe Calderon's email account.

Mexico demands US answers on German media reports of spying
China official sacked for extravagant wedding: media
China official sacked for extravagant wedding: media

A low-ranking official in Beijing was sacked for hosting a lavish wedding banquet, Chinese state media said, becoming the latest target of a high-profile official crackdown on corruption and waste.

China official sacked for extravagant wedding: media
©REUTERS/Mike Blake
Yahoo News names editor, plans major expansion

Yahoo News named a new editor-in-chief Monday who comes from The New York Times and promised a "major expansion" of news gathering at the US Internet giant.

Yahoo News names editor, plans major expansion
Olympics: For Chinese media, WWII overshadows Tokyo 2020
Olympics: For Chinese media, WWII overshadows Tokyo 2020

Chinese state-run media offered Tokyo heavily qualified congratulations Monday for winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics, saying the event's success would depend on Japan recognising its World War II aggression.

Olympics: For Chinese media, WWII overshadows Tokyo 2020
Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'
Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'

Flamboyant Australian billionaire Clive Palmer on Thursday said he plans to sue Rupert Murdoch over unflattering allegations and claimed the media mogul's estranged wife is a Chinese spy.

Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'
Chinese media say 'no excuse' for West to strike Syria
Chinese media say 'no excuse' for West to strike Syria

Chinese state media warned the West against strikes on Syria Thursday as momentum mounted for President Bashar al-Assad's regime to be punished over an alleged chemical weapons attack.

Chinese media say 'no excuse' for West to strike Syria
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong. ©REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
AOL trims its Patch news operations

AOL said Friday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs at its Patch hyperlocal news operations, while consolidating or closing some Patch sites.

AOL trims its Patch news operations
©REUTERS/Susana Vera
Online video forces change on TV industry

Having turned print media upside down, the Internet now is disrupting television, forcing broadcasters to adapt to tablets and video-on-demand to hold onto views and advertisers.

Online video forces change on TV industry
Amazon's Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 mn
Amazon's Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 mn

The Washington Post, the legendary newspaper that broke the Watergate scandal, is being sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as it seeks to survive the onslaught of the Internet.

Amazon's Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 mn
New York Times sells Boston Globe to baseball team owner
New York Times sells Boston Globe to baseball team owner

The New York Times Company announced Saturday that it has agreed to sell The Boston Globe newspaper for $70 million cash to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

New York Times sells Boston Globe to baseball team owner
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Online sharing helps hackers sharpen 'spears'

Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen "spear phishing" attacks they use to trick their way into computers.

Online sharing helps hackers sharpen 'spears'
Illustration by Tengrinews.kz
U.S. journalist to teach Kazakhstan media use Twitter and Facebok

Journalism and social media expert Sonia Smith is visiting Astana on July 12-13.

U.S. journalist to teach Kazakhstan media use Twitter and Facebok
Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corporation with his wife Wendi Deng.
Murdoch splits empire into two firms

Rupert Murdoch split his corporate empire into two parts under a long-promised plan to "unlock value" by separating high-flying entertainment operations from struggling publishing activities.

Murdoch splits empire into two firms
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Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye Financial Times: report

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi's state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about $1.2 billion.

Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye Financial Times: report
World rights groups say Jordan trying to censor online media
World rights groups say Jordan trying to censor online media

International rights groups and media freedom defenders expressed concern on Wednesday about a recent Jordanian government decision to block unlicensed local news websites saying it was a censorship attempt.

World rights groups say Jordan trying to censor online media
Greek court orders state broadcaster reopened, PM offers reshuffle
Greek court orders state broadcaster reopened, PM offers reshuffle

A Greek court on Monday suspended the government's shock decision to shut down state broadcaster ERT and ordered it reopened until a new national media body can be set up.

Greek court orders state broadcaster reopened, PM offers reshuffle
Greece faces general strike amid fury over state TV closure
Greece faces general strike amid fury over state TV closure

Greek unions plan a 24-hour general strike Thursday, amid a storm of protest over the government's decision to shut down public broadcaster ERT as part of sweeping cost-cutting measures.

Greece faces general strike amid fury over state TV closure
US moves help Iranians get on line but hit economy
US moves help Iranians get on line but hit economy

The US is making it easier for information-hungry Iranians to get on the Internet and use social media, but has also slapped new sanctions on the economy that could make their lives more painful.

US moves help Iranians get on line but hit economy