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DW rejects Russian accusations of interference

DW rejects Russian accusations of interference

A Russian parliamentary committee will urge Russia's government to revoke DW's licence for working in the country, claiming that the German broadcaster violated local laws. DW has rejected the accusations. Russia's media watchdog, prosecutors, and Justice and Foreign...

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Grant Turner announced as interim CEO of USAGM

Grant Turner announced as interim CEO of USAGM

The U.S. Agency for Global Media's (USAGM) Board of Governors has announced that effective October 1, 2019, Grant Turner, currently USAGM's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of USAGM on an interim basis until the...

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Football leagues continue pressure on Middle East pirates

Football leagues continue pressure on Middle East pirates

Major football leagues are continuing to work together on the issue of piracy of rights-holder material in the Middle East. FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Lega Serie A, LFP and the Premier League have issued a statement following the publication of an...

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Journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks 1,000 days in Egyptian jail

Journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks 1,000 days in Egyptian jail

19 September will be the 1,000th day that Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein has spent behind bars after being detained by Egyptian authorities while visiting his family in December 2016. Al Jazeera Media Network has renewed its call for the immediate release of...

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Over 100 top-flight entries shortlisted in the AIBs 2019

Over 100 top-flight entries shortlisted in the AIBs 2019

Productions across TV, radio and online from 20 countries have made the final cut The shortlist for the AIBs 2019 – the 15th annual competition for the world’s best factual productions – has been published by the Association for International Broadcasting. Work from...

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John F. Lansing leaving USAGM for NPR

John F. Lansing leaving USAGM for NPR

The Chairman of the Board of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM) issued the following statement: After four years serving as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), John F. Lansing will be leaving USAGM--an...

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