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Terengganu Pas to Federal govt: Enact law on blasphemy on social media

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Indian journalist covering political unrest beaten to death during violent clashes

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A promising future for Malaysia

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Varun Dhawan gets affected by social media comments

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Journalist’s appeal of 2016 rape case decision rejected by inquest panel
A committee for the inquest of prosecution has rejected a journalist’s appeal of a 2016 decision not to indict former television reporter Noriyuki Yamaguchi, whom she accused of raping her. The decision by the Tokyo Sixth Committee for the Public Inquest of Prosecution, dated Thursday, means the criminal case against Yamaguchi, the former Washington bureau chief for Tokyo Broadcasting System, is completely closed   Read More ...
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Santanu Bhowmik murder: Press Council seeks report from Tripura govt
The Press Council of India has asked the Tripura government to submit a report in connection with the murder of local journalist Santanu Bhowmik. It has written to state Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and the DGP. Bhowmik, a journalist working with a local television news channel in Tripura, was beaten to death while on an assignment on Wednesday. Bhowmik was covering a clash between the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP) in Mandai, in West Tripura, when he was killed   Read More ...
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2 Inquirer reporters receive PAO outstanding journalist award
Two Inquirer reporters have been given the outstanding journalist award this year by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) for their consistent coverage of and contribution to the agency’s causes. The event’s opening ceremony was graced by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte. The award is being given to journalists who: contributed to the causes of the PAO and its partners; have covered important events where the PAO is engaged as lawyer; and are active advocates of justice   Read More ...
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Uttar Pradesh: Two journalists killed in road accident in Unnao
Shares Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 10:29 AM IST, ANI A local news channel journalist and a cameraman were killed on Thursday after a car hit their bike in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district. The incident took place on late Thursday night at the Purwa road in Unnao district. National Voice news channel cameraperson Ranvijay died on the spot, while journalist Aashu Tiwari was rushed to the Lucknow Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead by the doctors   Read More ...
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Congress to scale up social media presence
The Congress, considered sluggish in using social media platforms as opposed to the Opposition BJP, has decided to put its act together on this front ahead of the 2018 Assembly polls. It will scale up its social media presence with a big bang through a network of 6.5 lakh booth-level committee members. There are 54,262 booths in the State. Each booth-level committee has 10 to 15 members   Read More ...
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Inhuman Act To Silence Press: Media Bodies On Tripura Journalist's Murder
New Delhi: The media fraternity today condemned the killing of Tripura journalist Santanu Bhowmick, saying it was a "reckless" and "inhuman" act to silence the voice of the free press. The Press Club of India, Indian Women's Press Corps, Press Association, Federation of Press Clubs in India and the North East Media Forum issued a joint statement demanding a swift probe into the incident   Read More ...
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Terengganu Pas to Federal govt: Enact law on blasphemy on social media
KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Pas has urged the Federal government to draft a bill to punish those who insult Islam through speeches, writings or via the social media. State Pas Commissioner II Dr Alias Razak said the new law should deter anyone from making blasphemous remarks about Islam and provide hefty fines and jail sentence to the offenders. "For example, the postings by (lawyer) Siti Kassim and (politician) David Orok on their Facebook accounts have confused many Muslims   Read More ...
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Indian journalist covering political unrest beaten to death during violent clashes
A reporter covering political unrest in India's northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said on Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist. Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with sticks as he reported on violence on Wednesday between warring political factions and police outside Agartala, the capital of remote Tripura state. State police superintendent Abhijit Saptarshi said that more than a dozen officers were also injured in the fracas and tensions remained high in the troubled region   Read More ...
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Second Indian journalist killed in one month
NEW DELHI: A reporter covering political unrest in India's northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist. Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with sticks as he reported on violence Wednesday between warring political factions and police outside Agartala, the capital of remote Tripura state. State police superintendent Abhijit Saptarshi said more than a dozen officers were also injured in the fracas and tensions remained high in the troubled region   Read More ...
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Broadcast journalist killed in northeastern India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say a journalist from a local television network was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in India's remote northeastern state of Tripura. Police chief A. K. Shukla says Shantanu Bhowmick, a news reporter working for "Dinraat" or "Day and Night" news broadcaster, was reporting on a road blockade by a political party representing indigenous tribal people when he was abducted late Wednesday   Read More ...
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CHR budget restored: ‘People power in age of social media’
“This is People Power, millennial version in the age of social media.” This was how the Liberal Party (LP) reacted on Thursday to the House of Representatives’ decision to restore the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) proposed P649.484 million budget for 2018. “Today, on the 45th year of the declaration of martial law, we celebrate this victory,” the LP said in a statement   Read More ...
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Beyond social media
On September 4, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, launched a social media campaign to promote Geographical Indications (GIs) with the hashtag #LetsTalkIP. The press release says that GIs are of utmost importance to the country as they are an integral part of India’s rich culture and collective intellectual heritage and that their promotion is in line with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign   Read More ...
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Journalist killed while covering IPFT agitation
A journalist from a local TV news channel here was on Wednesday abducted and killed in West Tripura district while covering the agitation and road blockade by the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), the police said. Superintendent of Police (SP) of West Tripura district Abhijit Saptarshi said Santanu Bhowmick, a journalist from the ‘Dinrat’ news channel, was covering the agitation and road blockade by the IPFT at Mandai when he was hit from behind and abducted   Read More ...
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Journalist Killed While Covering Protest In Tripura
Agartala: A journalist from a local TV news channel was today kidnapped and killed in West Tripura district while covering the agitation and road blockade by the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the police said. Superintendent of Police of West district, Abhijit Saptarshi said Santanu Bhowmick, a journalist from 'Dinrat' news channel, was covering the agitation and road blockade by the IPFT at Mandai when he was hit from behind and kidnapped   Read More ...
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Iranian TV translator tones down Trump's speech, torn apart on social media
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Shanah tovah cards in the social media age
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Chinese spend billions of hours on social media, long enough to build 109 pyramids!
Chinese have spent 39.8 billion hours on social media platforms in the first half of 2017, which is almost the time needed to build 109 pyramids, a professor of communication said on Sept 15. The first thing most people do when they get up in the morning is scan their smartphones, said James E. Katz, Feld Professor of Emerging Media at Boston University's College of Communication, at a forum on media interconnection, innovation, and reform held in Beijing   Read More ...
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Flotilla activist: They’re for propaganda, not humanitarian goals
Hamas-affiliated flotilla leader Zaher Birawi has admitted that the goal of flotillas sailing toward Gaza is not really humanitarian, but propaganda, the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reported on Tuesday.The British-Palestinian activist has also predicted that the next flotilla designed to break Israel’s naval blockade of Hamas in Gaza will take place in summer 2018. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page   Read More ...
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Social media, a hunting ground for terrorists
Terror outfits identify people's inclination, radicalise them on such platforms If you are a social media addict, better refrain from pouring your ideologies on to your Facebook or Twitter pages as you might come under the radar of terror modules. Militant outfits are now hunting for vulnerable targets, who may be easy to radicalise, on social media platforms. An al-Qaeda operative of British nationality was nabbed by the Delhi Police's Special Cell on Sunday, who had been using the social media to incite gullible youths to join the outfit and contribute funds   Read More ...
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Censorship, social media and Saudi Arabia
Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms in Middle Eastern countries, especially in Saudi Arabia with more than seven million users a day. However, they are not being allowed to see the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel on Snapchat. It is blocked by Snapchat because the Saudi government said the channel's content violates the cybercrime laws. It is the latest measure announced by Saudi leaders after they cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade on it along with few neighbouring states   Read More ...
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Turkey’s Future Is Moving Backward
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New edition of ‘My Straw’ sweeping social media
he new edition of “My Straw” generated a buzz on social media after Binggrae rolled out a specially designed straw in the online market Monday. According to the company, the “S.O.S. Straw” was added to the list of the “My Straw” editions with a price of 8,900 won ($8). The 10,000 available are currently on sale via Gmarket. The straw, which features a distinctive fire extinguisher-shaped design, helps consumers cool down a burning mouth by spraying the drink directly on the tongue   Read More ...
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A promising future for Malaysia
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has just concluded a historic visit to the White House at the invitation of United States President Donald Trump. Media coverage — both foreign and local — of the working trip has been intense. Some were positive, others less so. There were even calls by certain quarters for the trip to be cancelled. Others raised questions about the matters that our prime minister discussed with the president   Read More ...
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Ignore misinformation circulated on social media: Rajnath Singh
The Home Minister launched the SSB's first intelligence wing, which will gather information along the borders with Bhutan and Nepal. The wing will have 650 field and staff agents to gather actionable information. Directing security forces to use social media 'wisely and judiciously', Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that a lot of misinformation is being circulated on social media by anti-national elements, which must be ignored   Read More ...
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Journalists’ Forum Assam Concerned about Cambodian Crackdown
JFA expresses concern over Cambodia anti-media crackdown. Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) in northeast India expresses concern over the ongoing crackdown on newspaper & radios in Cambodia with an aim to silence the media ahead of next year’s general election. The recent shut down of an independent English newspaper in the southeast Asian country has shown the authority’s intolerance towards the mainstream media, alleged the forum based in northeast India   Read More ...
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Do not believe every news item that you see without verifying it: Rajanth Singh tells SSB jawans
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that anti-national elements have been trying to foment tension in the society by posting unverified information on social media and asked people not to forward such messages without verification. Singh said information and news, that was completely wrong or having no basis, was being regularly circulated on social media such as WhatsApp and many people consider it to to be true   Read More ...
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Ex-newspaper managers, columnists go on trial
ISTANBUL (AP) — Former managers and columnists of a newspaper in Turkey linked to a U.S.-based cleric have gone on trial, accused of supporting last year's failed coup. The 31 ex-employees of the Zaman newspaper are charged with "membership in an armed terror organization" and "attempting to overthrow" the government, parliament and the constitutional order for links to cleric Fethullah Gulen   Read More ...
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Ex-newspaper managers, columnists go on trial
ISTANBUL (AP) — Former managers and columnists of a newspaper in Turkey linked to a U.S.-based cleric have gone on trial, accused of supporting last year's failed coup. The 31 ex-employees of the Zaman newspaper are charged with "membership in an armed terror organization" and "attempting to overthrow" the government, parliament and the constitutional order for links to cleric Fethullah Gulen   Read More ...
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Don't Believe, Forward WhatsApp Messages Without Verification: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today that anti-national elements have been trying to foment tension in the society by posting unverified information on social media and asked people not to forward such messages without verification. Mr Singh said information and news, that was completely wrong or having no basis, was being regularly circulated on social media such as WhatsApp and many people consider it to be true   Read More ...
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Instagram users' quest for perfect snaps boosts economy, but will it last?
Young women are obsessed with taking the perfect photos and videos for the social media application Instagram and fulfillment through "likes." The economic effects of these young people, who have been called "bad consumers," who rush to photogenic restaurants and vacation spots hungry for social media attention, cannot be ignored -- but will the trend last? Even as Tokyo heads into September and temperatures drop to around 20 degrees Celsius, a long line still stretches out before the entrance of the Tokyo Prince Hotel's night pool in Minato Ward   Read More ...
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French journalist freed by Turkey to arrive in Paris: rights group
A young French journalist held on terror charges in Turkey for more than seven weeks was headed to Paris Sunday after being freed, according to Reporters Without Borders.Bureau, 27, a journalism student who has worked with the television channels TV5 and Arte as well as the website Slate, was detained in late July at the Habur border post in southeastern Sirnak province on the Iraqi-Turkish border   Read More ...
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Journalists told to strive for accuracy
Journalists were exhorted to uphold the values and strive for comprehensiveness and accuracy. Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudhana Chary and Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari addressing the journalists at a two-day training programme organized by Telangana Media Academy here said media played a key role in society. It contributed immensely during Indian Independence Movement and also during the recent separate Telangana movement   Read More ...
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Varun Dhawan gets affected by social media comments
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan says negativity on social media affects him. “I use social media and while positive comments motivate me to work harder, negative comment and criticism depress my mind; especially it made me conscious about my films. A negative review of the film, or even one-liner negative comments on my films affect me,” Dhawan, who was present at the Jagran Cinema Summit - Future of Cinema on Friday evening, said   Read More ...
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Govt issues ‘Blue Whale’ advisory: Monitor child’s online, social media activity
A government advisory on ‘Blue Whale Challenge Game’ has asked guardians to monitor their children’s online and social media activity to ensure that they are not engaging with the deadly game which has led to a spate of suicides in India and other countries. It has asked them not to talk about the game “unless there is reason to believe your child already knows of or has played the game” as discussing it may “increase the chance that your child will search for it on their own”, said the advisory issued by the ministry of electronics and IT   Read More ...
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Madras HC seeks affidavit on ‘abusive’ messages in social media against judiciary 
The Madras High Court on Friday directed filing of an affidavit on “abusive” and “defamatory” messages degrading the judiciary in social media allegedly posted by persons aggrieved over the court’s observations regarding government employees and teachers, who are presently on a strike. Justice N Kirubakaran gave the directive to a group of advocates who brought to his notice that “abusive, malicious, defamatory, false and obscene messages are spreading virally in the social media, accusing and degrading the judiciary in general and this court, in particular”   Read More ...
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Turkey to release jailed French journalist: Watchdog group
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A media watchdog says a French freelance journalist detained in Turkey on suspicion of terrorism will be freed "soon" and expelled to France. Reporters Without Borders made the announcement Friday, a day after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held talks with Turkey's leaders in Ankara and urged a swift trial for Loup Bureau so that he may rapidly return to France   Read More ...
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Gowda’s sojourn from indoor cricket to journalism
Dubai: Yathish Gowda, one of the star players in the India indoor team playing in the World Indoor Cricket World Cup being held at Insportz Club from September 16 to 23, is a cricketer whose passion for the game had led him to become a cricket journalist. Gowda works for the Wisden India website, and that keeps him in constant touch with cricket around the world   Read More ...
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Baking, the new quarter-life crisis
What is it about millennials and retro? In a move away from fast fashion, fast food and life in the fast lane, the generation we assume resides on social media is actually in the kitchen, baking. Well, they’re on social media too — blogging and Instagraming oven-fresh sweetness. These 20-somethings enjoy the process and the passion of it, along with the loveliness of the way it all looks   Read More ...
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YouTube blocks N.Korean propaganda channel amidst backlashes
YouTube is facing major backlash from researchers for shutting down North Korean propaganda channels, which are crucial sources of information about the reclusive nation. YouTube closed several North Korean propaganda accounts Friday, restored them over the weekend and pulled them down again Tuesday. Among terminated accounts was that of Uriminzokkiri, which is directly operated by the North Korean government’s propaganda wing   Read More ...
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Saudis urged to report on fellow citizens via mobile app
DUBAI: Saudi authorities have called on the public to supervise and report on the social media activities of fellow citizens, while issuing broad definitions of "terrorist" crimes. "When you notice any account on social media spreading terrorist or extremist ideas, please report it immediately," a Twitter account under the umbrella of the interior ministry said late Tuesday. It directed citizens to report suspicious activity via a government-run "We are all security" mobile application   Read More ...
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