Tag: Media

US bipartisan bill could empower news outlets to take on Big | Incredible Solutions Tech

An antitrust bill would allow smaller news outlets to negotiate collectively with Facebook and Google, Reuters reports. Members of the United States Congress from both parties plan to introduce a bill in coming weeks to make it easier for smaller news organisations to negotiate with Big Tech platforms, Representative...

Trump is gone – can we now talk about fake news at the NYT? | | Incredible Solutions Tech

These days you wake up in the morning, glimpse at the front page of the New York Times, and you see the United States is in deep turmoil. The situation is so dire that even the journalists from our “paper of record” seem to be struggling to find headlines...

Hong Kong eyes significant overhaul of public broadcaster RTHK | Incredible Solutions Tech

A Hong Kong government review of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has found editorial management “deficiencies” and a lack of transparency in handling complaints, signalling an extensive overhaul of the public service broadcaster was in the works amid concern over media restrictions in the Chinese-controlled territory. The outcome of...

Malaysiakini found guilty, fined, over readers’ comments | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Country’s top court rules online newspaper has ‘full responsibility’ for its website, fining the publication $124,000. Malaysia’s highest court on Friday found Malaysiakini, the country’s most popular online newspaper, guilty of contempt of court over comments posted by readers that were deemed offensive to the judiciary, fining the publication...

Australia to push ahead with media law despite Facebook | Incredible Solutions Tech

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised on Friday to press ahead with a new law to force Facebook to pay media organisations for their content after a news blackout triggered outrage not only in Australia but in other countries where governments are considering similar laws. Facebook stopped its 13...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail again | Media | Incredible Solutions Tech

Beijing critic arrested under national security law in August when 200 police officers raided his tabloid’s newsroom. Hong Kong’s High Court has denied another bail application by media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person to be charged under the city’s national security law. The decision...

Facebook blocks news content in Australia in dispute over new | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook has blocked Australian users of its platform from reading and sharing local and international news, stepping up its campaign against government plans to force technology giants to pay publishers for their news content. “The proposed law fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it...

Bangladesh lawyer files sedition case over Al Jazeera report | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Reporters and Al Jazeera’s acting director general accused in a case over the report that revealed high-level corruption among Bangladesh’s governing elite. A government-linked Bangladeshi lawyer has filed a sedition case over an Al Jazeera investigative report that revealed how a criminal gang is colluding with Bangladesh’s security forces,...

Australian broadcaster Nine in Google media deal as new laws | Incredible Solutions Tech

Google reportedly agrees to pay Nine more than $23m a year for its media products in the latest of such deals as Parliament prepares content fee laws. Publisher and broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd has agreed on a content-licencing deal with Google, according to one of its newspapers,...

Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict and the battle to control | Incredible Solutions Tech

The eruption of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region 100 days ago has pitted journalists wanting to report on the conflict against a government seeking to maintain total narrative control. The government-imposed lockdown of the northern region and communications blackout affecting the internet, mobile phones and landlines has made access...

As Chinese film goers pivot to local content, Hollywood loses | Incredible Solutions Tech

With China’s box office takings expected to return to near pre-pandemic highs in 2021, the world’s largest movie market is becoming more attractive — and more tricky — for Hollywood studios. Ticket sales from movie theaters in China, which has largely contained the coronavirus, may jump to 60 billion...

Will internet shutdowns become the norm? | Incredible Solutions Tech

Rights groups criticise increasing use of online disruptions to suppress dissent. Source link...

Project Wave: Exposed media corruption scandalises South | Incredible Solutions Tech

A South African media empire is revealed to have been paid millions in exchange for pro-government coverage. Source link...

China pulls BBC World News off air for content ‘violation’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The move follows BBC report detailing accounts of alleged torture and sexual violence against Uighur women. British television channel BBC World News has been barred from airing in China, the National Radio and Television Administration said on Friday, a week after the United Kingdom’s media regulator revoked Chinese state-owned...

The feats, fiats and failures of American news networks | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The three main US news networks, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, have enjoyed a roller-coaster ride over the past five years, thanks to one man, Donald J Trump. His presidency may have not been great for America, or for democracy, but it was fantastic for the news channels. But...