Facebook announces move to combat fake news in Germany

Facebook has launched a campaign to battle fake news in Germany, the social media platform announced on Sunday.

Malawi's top media company back online after state-ordered closure

Malawi's biggest media house has resumed programming on its radio and television channels after having been closed by the government, one of its editors said Saturday.

German political leaders, media attack right-wing populist press ban

The German media joined the nation's political leaders on Friday in roundly attacking a planned conference of the right-wing populist faction in the European Parliament (ENF), which has banned...

Malawi government closes country's largest media house

Malawi's government has closed the country's largest media house, Times Group, the company said Friday, linking it to its reporting on an alleged corruption scandal.

US public affairs programme interrupted by Russia Today broadcast

A US public affairs cable television network said Thursday it was investigating the interruption of its programming by a Russian state broadcaster.

Norway becomes first country to turn off FM radio

Norway on Wednesday began turning off analogue FM radio, making it the first country in the world to fully transition to digital audio broadcasting (DAB), broadcasting officials said.

Gambia closes fourth radio station as political crisis escalates

Gambian authorities have closed Paradise FM, the fourth radio station to be shut since last week, one of its presenters said Monday.

Study: Russia running targeted false news campaign in Sweden

Russia is increasingly attempting to influence opinion in Sweden, according to a report by the Swedish Institute for International Affairs and reported on in Saturday's Dagens Nyheter newspaper....

Baltic News Service reports cyberattack; offline for 10 hours

The Baltic News Service BNS was back online Saturday after suffering a cyberattack that kept it from broadcasting much news the day before, the agency reported.

After Afghanistan: protecting journalists in conflict zones

As the nature of warfare changes, so do the risks for journalists who cover war. Many news organizations now hire specialist staff to assess these risks and prepare correspondents for the dangers...

Gambian authorities shut down broadcaster, union says

Gambian authorities have shut down Taranga FM, a privately owned commercial radio station, the Gambia Press Union said early Monday.

Czech Republic opens centre to fight fake internet news

The Czech Republic on Sunday opened a new centre to fight fake news and disinformation on the internet.

US reporter freed after detention of more than two days in Istanbul

A reporter for the Wall Street Journal was arrested and detained in Turkey for two-and-a-half days without contact with his family or employer, the newspaper said Saturday.

Istanbul court orders release of Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan

A court in Istanbul on Thursday ordered the release of prominent novelist Asli Erdogan and two others from detention on the first day of their trial on terrorism-related charges.

Terrorism trial begins against Turkish novelist, eight others

Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan and eight others went on trial on Thursday on terrorism charges.