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After tech companies, now US media titans begin lay-offs. Is the job market going to weaken further?
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After tech companies, now US media titans begin lay-offs. Is the job market going to weaken further?

On Friday, Vox Media announced it would lay off seven per cent of its staff. Heavy hitters such as CNN, NBC, Washington Post, MSNBC, and Buzzfeed have all announced job cuts recently

Afghanistan: Over 6,000 journalists unemployed as Taliban stifles Afghan media
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Afghanistan: Over 6,000 journalists unemployed as Taliban stifles Afghan media

Many radio and TV stations as well as news agencies are struggling to stay afloat under Taliban rule. According to a report by Khama Press, more than 6,000 journalists have lost their jobs since the Afghan Taliban captured Kabul in August 2021

People trust business far more than other institutions in a more divided world, says report
World

People trust business far more than other institutions in a more divided world, says report

People are more gloomy about their economic prospects than ever before and trust business far more than other institutions like governments, nonprofits, and the media in an increasingly divided world

The British monarchy has always controlled how much the public sees of it. Will King Charles III change that?
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The British monarchy has always controlled how much the public sees of it. Will King Charles III change that?

Censorship and royal control are not uncommon. The same can be expected at Charles III's coronation. The royal family's success is dependent on the palace's careful curation of their image, as well as their ongoing battle with the media over what can and cannot be shown

Elon Musk's abrupt suspensions of journalist widen rift between Twitter and media
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Elon Musk's abrupt suspensions of journalist widen rift between Twitter and media

Individual reporters with The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America and other news agencies saw their accounts go dark Thursday

Explained: The alternate reality of the Ukraine war being presented by Russian state TV
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Explained: The alternate reality of the Ukraine war being presented by Russian state TV

Leaked emails show how Russia's largest state broadcaster has spun a version of the war in which Russia is winning, Ukraine is in shambles, and Western alliances are fraying. Even as the country suffers from battlefield losses, rising casualties, economic isolation, and international condemnation

Five years of Harvey Weinstein expose: How #MeToo reshaped media coverage on sexual abuse
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Five years of Harvey Weinstein expose: How #MeToo reshaped media coverage on sexual abuse

According to a study conducted by the Women's Media Center feminist organisation, the media coverage of #MeToo and sexual assault jumped 52 per cent in 2018 after the initial 'The New York Times' and 'New Yorker' stories dropped

Explained: How 'infobesity' around Queen Elizabeth II's death is causing news fatigue
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Explained: How 'infobesity' around Queen Elizabeth II's death is causing news fatigue

Experts believe that the blanket coverage of the Queen's demise may only encourage more people to turn off the news entirely — deepening the malaise surrounding the industry

'Media should self-regulate': Delhi HC blasts newspaper for dragging vlogger's child into article says
India

'Media should self-regulate': Delhi HC blasts newspaper for dragging vlogger's child into article says

The Delhi Hight Court was hearing an appeal by the newspaper challenging an order of the single judge directing it to take down the allegedly objectionable article criticising a blogger

Taliban rulers order women TV anchors to cover their faces on air
World

Taliban rulers order women TV anchors to cover their faces on air

An Afghan local media official confirmed his station had received the order and was told it was not up for discussion

Centre, BJP suppressing media, alleges Rajashthan CM Ashok Gehlot
India

Centre, BJP suppressing media, alleges Rajashthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot said this expressing concern over India's ranking in the Press Freedom Index, in which country stood at 150th spot among 180 nations

Sri Lanka's fuel pumps may go dry by April end; India's $500 million credit line exhausting rapidly
World

Sri Lanka's fuel pumps may go dry by April end; India's $500 million credit line exhausting rapidly

The public anger has prompted nearly all Cabinet ministers to quit, and scores of lawmakers to leave President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's government.

Sri Lanka appoints advisory panel to help resolve growing debt crisis, engage with IMF
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Sri Lanka appoints advisory panel to help resolve growing debt crisis, engage with IMF

PM Mahinda Rajapaksa is yet to appoint a new minister of finance. The country's Finance Minister Ali Sabry on Tuesday resigned, a day after the President appointed him after sacking his brother

World Day Against Cyber Censorship history and significance: All you need to know
World

World Day Against Cyber Censorship history and significance: All you need to know

The day was first observed in 2008 by Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal
World

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

The CNN anchor assisted his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been accused of sexual harassment, by pressing sources for information on the accusers and reporting back to the governor's staff on what he was learning

Abimael Guzmán, founder of Shining Path insurgency that terrorised Peru since 1980s, dies at 86
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Abimael Guzmán, founder of Shining Path insurgency that terrorised Peru since 1980s, dies at 86

A truth commission in 2003 blamed the Shining Path for more than half of nearly 70,000 estimated deaths and disappearances between 1980 and 2000

Operation London Bridge: Funeral plans of Queen Elizabeth II leaked for the first time
World

Operation London Bridge: Funeral plans of Queen Elizabeth II leaked for the first time

The 95-year-old monarch is said to be buried 10 days after she dies and her son and heir, Prince Charles, will embark on a tour of the UK before the burial is held

At least 10 killed in South Africa over riots triggered by jailing of former president Jacob Zuma
World

At least 10 killed in South Africa over riots triggered by jailing of former president Jacob Zuma

President Cyril Ramaphosa assured the nation that the police and army would restore order and appealed to citizens to work together for peace

China watchdog orders ride service Didi to remove app from online stores just days after US IPO
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China watchdog orders ride service Didi to remove app from online stores just days after US IPO

An investigation found 'serious violations' in how Didi collected and used personal information, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced

USA Today fights FBI subpoena seeking records on readers of Florida shooting story
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USA Today fights FBI subpoena seeking records on readers of Florida shooting story

The news comes as the Justice Department has disclosed in recent weeks that it seized the email and phone records of reporters in at least three separate instances during the Trump administration.