Shock and outrage in Afghanistan as funerals held for the three women journalists assassinated a day earlier. Int'l bodies call for probe into murders as Afghanistan is ranked one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Daesh affiliate claims responsibility, says deceased "journalists working for one of the media stations loyal to the apostate Afghan govt". JALALABAD: The assassination of three women journalists in Afghanistan earlier this week has drawn worldwide condemnation and calls for probe into the rising violence, part of which is targeted towards media, activists, and judges. Shock and outrage erupted Wednesday in Afghanistan after funerals were held for the three women journalists assassinated a day prior in Jalalabad. Journalists, activists, and judges have recently been ambushed by armed assailants or killed by explosives attached to their vehicles as surging insurgent violence forced many into hiding — with some … [Read more...] about Afghan women journalists’ murder draws worldwide condemnation, calls for probe
SINGAPORE: Mediacorp bagged two prizes at the SIAS 20th Investors' Choice Awards on Thursday (Sep 26), both in the Financial Journalist Award category. The category aims to encourage financial journalists to uplift their reporting standards and provide information that is beneficial to the investing community, according to the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) or SIAS. Journalist Tang See Kit from CNA Digital News was presented with the Special Award in this category, which recognises those who deliver groundbreaking, insightful and easy-to-understand news with proper context and background. SIAS lauded Ms Tang's "wide and detailed coverage" of the Hyflux saga - which has seen the homegrown water treatment firm go from mighty to near rock bottom . Hyflux has been under a court-supervised restructuring process since May 2018. It has been granted five moratorium extensions in the past year and continues to be on the hunt for a rescue investor to meet billions in … [Read more...] about CNA digital journalist, TV programme bag wins for Mediacorp at SIAS awards
NEW DELHI: On Tuesday (May 7), two Reuters journalists – Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29 – were released from Insein prison after spending more than 500 days behind bars, along with thousands of other prisoners, after being pardoned by President U Win Myint as part of the country’s New Year celebrations, which began on Apr 17. The journalists were convicted in September last year by a district court judge in Yangon and subsequently sentenced to seven years in jail. The case raised huge questions about Myanmar's treatment of the press and sparked a massive outcry around the world, from government leaders, human rights advocates and the media fraternity. Since their release, there have been two major prevailing opinions. The first is a cynical view that the journalists’ release is a sign Myanmar has finally cracked after coming under huge international criticism but the biggest challenges lie ahead. Cynics say the amnesty granted was short-lived good news that do not address … [Read more...] about Commentary: Two freed journalists and the secret role Aung San Suu Kyi might have played
NEW YORK: Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say. The social media giant said on Tuesday (Aug 20) it would build a small team of journalists to select the top national news of the day "to ensure we're highlighting the right stories". READ: Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab It comes as the US media landscape is plagued by job losses and newspaper closures, with organisations trying to figure out how to record profits in the age of free news. Stories will appear in a section called the "news tab", which will be separate from the traditional news feed that displays updates and content from users' friends and relatives. "In theory, I see this as a really positive development. It is something quite promising," Danna Young, a communications professor at the University of Delaware, told AFP. … [Read more...] about What does Facebook’s plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?
An Australian member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on an Australian morning TV show that the organization hadn’t previously considered the absence of Black journalists “a problem” to be “focused” on. Jenny Cooney , appearing on Today Australia Monday, was asked about the HFPA ’s lack of diversity, as issue that drew anger and attention from Golden Globes presenters Sunday night. Addressing the topic, Cooney said that “the fact that there was not a Black member was not really anything we focused on because we were accepting and welcoming everybody from around the world that was based in L.A. that wrote for foreign publications, that was just our criteria.” Watch the interview above. Related Story After Those Globes, The Movies Are Ready For A Mood Swing Cooney continued, “The fact that there were no Black members we didn’t really consider a problem. Now of course we realize that we should have been much more proactive about really … [Read more...] about Australian HFPA Member Says Organization Hadn’t Considered Lack Of Black Journalists “A Problem”