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The editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova and the general director Lyudmila Chekina received 12 years. Both were detained and saw their homes raided in 2021 along with 13 colleagues.
We bring you reactions in the UK press after Prince Harry’s explosive memoirs are leaked ahead of the release date. Also, the arrest of El Chapo's son in Mexico sparks violent clashes between security forces and gang members. Finally, Glamour magazine takes a look at what baby names they expect to be big in 2023, inspired by footballers and television characters alike.
Where do you get your news and how independent do you think it is? The age of everybody reading a newspaper is long gone, but consumption of news media is high and has a big impact on us and our societies. Reporters without Borders recently documented how social and political tensions are fuelled by social media and new opinion media in countries, including France. It also says that suppression of independent media is contributing to a sharp polarisation in so-called illiberal democracies, citing Poland as one example.
9 Aug 2022
British media reported on Monday (August 8) that Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus. The 27-year-old French international has fallen out of favour in Turin and has just a year left on his contract.
11 Jun 2022
A new bill, if approved, is expected to bring further restrictions on online freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey.
13 Feb 2022
The fate of Muslims, women and the media are just three of the issues under the spotlight in India's regional elections. The state of Uttar Pradesh perhaps best sums up what's at stake. It has been ruled by PM Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP for the past five years but today, there's increasing concern for the rights of Muslims in particular. Our guests discuss what's at stake in these elections.
9 Feb 2022
Journalists in Mexico are mourning the murder of another colleague – the fourth to be killed since the start of the year. They're being targeted for exposing corruption at the top. The government is under pressure to make it safer for them to do their job.
3 Jan 2022
Pro-democracy news site Citizen News said its decision to shut down came in response to the recent closure of Stand News. It is the third pro-democracy publication to cease operations in recent months.
9 Oct 2021
A months-long investigation by several European media partners included footage of Croatian police beating migrants trying to cross the EU border from Bosnia into Croatia. Such "pushbacks" are considered illegal.
1 Oct 2021
The Kremlin has placed an independent media agency along with two rights organizations on a register of "foreign agents."
17 Sep 2021
Critics say a plan to consolidate media regulatory agencies will further shrink press freedom in the country. Journalists and opposition parties have decried the law as "draconian" and unconstitutional.
14 Sep 2021
FRANCE 24 spoke to Saad Mohseni, the chairman and chief executive of the Moby Group, a conglomerate which owns several media outlets in Afghanistan. He believes the world should "engage with the Taliban", saying "there's an opportunity for them to moderate their policies". Mohseni noted that to his surprise, Afghanistan's new masters have so far let Moby Group's journalists carry on working.