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Most people distrust mainstream media, social media - study

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Most people distrust mainstream media, social media - study

- Most people don't trust the mainstream media and are even more suspicious of social media, a survey revealed on Thursday (June 22), though it said social networks were vital for under-reported stories such as LGBT and migrant issues. The latest Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found high scepticism about news and comment, with 33 percent of more than 70,000 consumers polled in 36 countries saying they can't rely on the news to be true

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NBC's NY television reporter Gabe Pressman dies at 93

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NBC's NY television reporter Gabe Pressman dies at 93

- REUTERS - Gabe Pressman, a veteran reporter for NBC's New York television affiliate and a pioneer of broadcast journalism who worked in the medium for more than 60 years, died at the age of 93, WNBC said on Friday. Credited as New York's first television journalist, Pressman started his career as a newspaper reporter, moved into radio and arrived at WNBC-TV in New York in 1956, the station said

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Facebook offers Indian women tools to protect privacy - Regional

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Facebook offers Indian women tools to protect privacy - Regional

- New Delhi (AFP) - Facebook has introduced new security features for women using the social media platform in India, including the ability to prevent strangers from downloading their profile pictures, the company said Thursday. Research by the social media giant found that some Indian women were reluctant to show their faces in their profile pictures, fearing the images could be misused

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J&K Tourism using social media to promote ‘success stories’

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J&K Tourism using social media to promote ‘success stories’

- The tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir has started a campaign to highlight the sector’s “success stories” to counter negative perception about the state, often in news for unrest and terrorist violence. Mehmood Ahmad Shah, Director of J&K Tourism, admitted that tourist arrival has taken a hit due to the latest phase of civil unrest, but maintained the problem is restricted to a handful of districts and the rest of the state is safe for holiday-makers

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Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

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Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

- London, United Kingdom | AFP | India skipper Virat Kohli admitted Saturday that he is steering clear of social media ahead of Sunday’s high-profile Champions Trophy final against bitter rivals Pakistan. Kohli, one of the superstars of world cricket, commands almost 16 million followers on Twitter and 14 million on Instagram. However, he is aware of the potential pitfalls of social media when India tackle Pakistan in cricket

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Facebook to soon expand its Groups feature

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Facebook to soon expand its Groups feature

- Social media giant Facebook will now expand its Group feature with an aim to put more communities online. The company is currently testing a Groups section in its smartphone app that will see it appear alongside the main notifications, friends’ requests and news feed areas which have appeared in recent days for some users. According to a report by The Telegraph, a Facebook spokesman stated, “This is a test to help people more easily navigate Facebook and find what is interesting to them

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Najib reminds social media users of their responsibility to spread positive news

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Najib reminds social media users of their responsibility to spread positive news

- KUALA LUMPUR — The impact of social media should not be underestimated as more than 20 million Malaysians are active users, making it an effective platform to disseminate information. In his blog www.najibrazak.com, Prime Minister Najib Razak reminded social media users of their responsibility to spread positive news. He went on to advise users to help inculcate patriotism, just like a number of users who have done so

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Pakistan’s move to execute man for social media messages is harshest ever use of its blasphemy law

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Pakistan’s move to execute man for social media messages is harshest ever use of its blasphemy law

- On Saturday, in a first, an Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Pakistan sentenced a man to death for committing ‘blasphemy’ on social media, reported Pakistan’s national daily Dawn. The sentence is the harshest of all handed out so far over cyber-crimes. Taimoor Raza, a 30-year-old Shia Muslim, had been arrested in April 2016 for allegedly posting derogatory content about Sunni religious figures, Prophet Muhammad and his wives on Facebook and Whatsapp

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Pakistan, in a First, Sentences Man to Death Over Blasphemy on Social Media

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Pakistan, in a First, Sentences Man to Death Over Blasphemy on Social Media

- Photo ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An antiterrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a Shiite man to death for committing blasphemy in posts on social media. The man, Taimoor Raza, 30, was found guilty of making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and others on Facebook and WhatsApp. Mr. Raza was sentenced to death on Saturday by Judge Bashir Ahmed in Punjab Province

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Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

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Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

- LAHORE, Pakistan: A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time someone has been handed the death penalty for blaspheming on social media. The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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Arun Shourie's Speech On Media Freedom At Press Club Of India: Full Transcript

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Arun Shourie's Speech On Media Freedom At Press Club Of India: Full Transcript

- op journalists and editors gathered at the Press Club of India in Delhi on Friday to condemn the raids on NDTV. Veteran journalist and former union minister Arun Shourie said the raids were an attempt to intimidate India's free press. "Anyone who has tried to raise their hand against the press has had their hand burnt," he said. My dear friends, I want to first begin by expressing my deep gratitude to Narendra Modi

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Philippines asks social media to remove militant video

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Philippines asks social media to remove militant video

- Manila, Philippines: Philippine military officials said on Wednesday that they’ve asked social media companies including Facebook to remove a video of militants smashing icons in a Catholic church in a besieged southern city, saying it may be an attempt to fan hatred and turn the conflict into a religious war. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman, also urged netizens not to share the video, which shows militants ripping a picture of Pope Francis, toppling a crucifix, and stomping on and torching religious statues

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Local DJ Chua Leelian shows off newborn baby boy on social media

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Local DJ Chua Leelian shows off newborn baby boy on social media

- Local DJ personality Chua Leelian took to social media on Monday (Jun 5) to announce her successful birth and showed fans her newborn baby boy. In her Facebook post, Leelian wrote that she has yet to name her baby. The good news comes after Leelian announced in 2016 year end that she was getting married to her boyfriend, and that she was already 3 months pregnant, reports Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao

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Myanmar journalists take fight for freedom of speech to court

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Myanmar journalists take fight for freedom of speech to court

- YANGON: More than 100 reporters in Myanmar are preparing to protest against laws seen as curbing free speech when two senior journalists go on trial on Thursday, after the military sued them for defamation over an article in a satirical journal. The rare campaign, in which journalists will wear armbands reading "Freedom of the Press", underscores growing public unease at the laws, after the courts recently took up a raft of similar cases

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Vietnam veterans reuniting thanks to social media

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Vietnam veterans reuniting thanks to social media

- Mike Coen has not seen war buddy Bobby Byers for nearly 50 years. . Vietnam veterans reuniting thanks to social media Mike Coen has not seen war buddy Bobby Byers for nearly 50 years MANCHESTER, N.H. — Nearly 50 years after two war buddies were separated in Vietnam, a reunion is in the works – thanks to Facebook. Over the years, former Sgt

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Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media

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Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media

- WEBVTT >> WE HAD THAT PICTURE TAKEN SI ALWAYS HAD THAT IN THE FAMILYFOR YEARS.REPORTER: FORMER SGT. MIKE COENHELD ONTO THAT TATTEREDPHOTOGRAPH OVER THE YEARSSHARING THE STORIES OF HIS BUDDYBOBBY BYERTHEY WERE IN THE AIR FORCE ITWAS 1968 MIKE WAS 20-YEARS-OLDWHEN THEY WERE SENT TO VIETNAM >> BUT WE WENT TO DIFFERENTBASES BOBBY WENT TO DANANG, IWENT TO CAM RAHN BAYREPORTER: ON 3 DAYS LEAVE, BOBBYFOUND HIS BUDDY FOR SOME R & R >> HE WAS A MESS AND WE UNITEDTHERE, THE FIRST THING WE DIDWAS PUT HIM IN THE SHOWER

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  • Teens sew their lips and limbs in disturbing "human embroidery" game
    Teens sew their lips and limbs in disturbing "human embroidery" game

    , stomp.com.sg

    Parents, here's another social media trend that may cause harm to your kids. Earlier this year, we saw reports of how the infamous "Blue Whale" social media game led some teenagers to ultimately take their own lives in a bid to "win" the challenge. Now, a new "human embroidery" game has surfaced in China, where teens are seen sewing thread into their skin on their hands, legs and even lips

     

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Journalists

  • Arun Shourie's Speech On Media Freedom At Press Club Of India: Full Transcript
    Arun Shourie's Speech On Media Freedom At Press Club Of India: Full Transcript

    , ndtv.com

    op journalists and editors gathered at the Press Club of India in Delhi on Friday to condemn the raids on NDTV. Veteran journalist and former union minister Arun Shourie said the raids were an attempt to intimidate India's free press. "Anyone who has tried to raise their hand against the press has had their hand burnt," he said. My dear friends, I want to first begin by expressing my deep gratitude to Narendra Modi

     

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Social media

  • Teens sew their lips and limbs in disturbing "human embroidery" game
    Teens sew their lips and limbs in disturbing "human embroidery" game

    , stomp.com.sg

    Parents, here's another social media trend that may cause harm to your kids. Earlier this year, we saw reports of how the infamous "Blue Whale" social media game led some teenagers to ultimately take their own lives in a bid to "win" the challenge. Now, a new "human embroidery" game has surfaced in China, where teens are seen sewing thread into their skin on their hands, legs and even lips

     

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Broadcasting

  • Media Prima joins Waze for Broadcasters, provides latest traffic reports to road users
    Media Prima joins Waze for Broadcasters, provides latest traffic reports to road users

    , nst.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Media Prima Radio Networks (MPRN) has joined Waze for Broadcasters, a navigation application to provide instant traffic information to Malaysian drivers. Its chief executive officer Seelan Paul said the Waze Complete Traffic Intelligence is an application which combines historical and real-time traffic information directly from the source (the drivers themselves). “Waze for Broadcasters allow them to use citizen journalism to surface valuable insights we haven’t had access to previously, to gain a deeper understanding of real-time conditions affecting drivers every day, ” he said, in a statement, yesterday

     

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Propaganda

  • Vietnam Says Two Bloggers Posted Anti-state Propaganda
    Vietnam Says Two Bloggers Posted Anti-state Propaganda

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    HANOI, VIETNAM — Vietnam has detained two bloggers for posting anti-state comments, which the Communist-ruled country said should serve as a warning to others spreading dissent. Bui Hieu Vo, 55, known as "Hieu Bui" on Facebook, and Phan Kim Khanh, 24, were detained for investigation of "propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam," the government said Wednesday on its Facebook page

     

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Media rights

  • Practise self-censorship when sharing information online: Zahid
    Practise self-censorship when sharing information online: Zahid

    , nst.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: There is a need to practise self-censorship when uploading information online, particularly in this era where information technology is rapidly advancing, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He stressed that the habit of self-censorship can help prevent the spread of negative news from being circulated online. “This will also prevent the public from making irrational decisions,” he said in his speech at the National Book and Telenovela Awards 2017 ceremony held at the Seri Pacific Hotel

     

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