BBC defends the expansion of the canon bound to digital content
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BBC defends the expansion of the canon bound to digital content

Jara Bravo.- Tony Hall, general BBC director, has defended the actual funding model, based on the obligatory canon, applied to the whole British public chain; he also believes this model should be applied to contents broadcasted through the Internet. This measure would affect people with computers, tablets and smartphones, as they would have to pay … Continua llegint

Libération has no means to pay their journalists
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Libération has no means to pay their journalists

Jara Bravo.- French newspaper Libération, which, due to the recession, is losing 100 thousand euros per month and has a debt of 6.4 million Euros, has no funds to pay its journalists’ salaries this upcoming March. Furthermore, last Thursday the journal’s director, Nicolas Demorand, left his position because of the confrontations between actionists and editors, provoked … Continua llegint

‘Libération’ director Nicolas Demorand resigns
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‘Libération’ director Nicolas Demorand resigns

Georgina Boixereu.- Nicolas Demorand, head of the known French newspaper “Libération” since 2011, has left his workplace due to the internal crisis the journal is living, which has created a confrontation between editors and actionists. This troublesome situation was initiated as a result of the actionists’ initiative to reconvert the gazette into a social network, and … Continua llegint

The Libération journalists protest against the newspaper’s transformation into a social network
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The Libération journalists protest against the newspaper’s transformation into a social network

Jara Bravo.- Journalists of the French newspaper Libération, founded on 1973 by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, have aired their opposition towards the project of converting the journal in a social network. “We are a newspaper, not a restaurant, not a social webpage, no a cultural space, not a television study, not a bar, not a business incubator”, … Continua llegint

Turkey deports a journalist for criticising the Prime Minister
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Turkey deports a journalist for criticising the Prime Minister

Laura Anglès.- Azeri journalist Mahir Zeynalov, editor of the Turkish newspaper “Today’s Zaman” and Al Arabiya New’s columnist, was deported last Friday for publishing comments on his Twitter account talking about Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and similar high level authorities. Relegated together with his wife of Turkish origin, Zeynalov has been included in a … Continua llegint

Ebay founder creates an online magazine to approach Snowden’s reports
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Ebay founder creates an online magazine to approach Snowden’s reports

Jara Bravo- Pierre Omydiar,  Ebay‘s founder, has launched  The Intercept, in First Look Media, a digital communication company based on the treatment of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) classified reports, which were published by Edward Snowden. The magazine, which will officially appear next week, is directed by Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian‘s former journalist, together with Laura … Continua llegint