Go after consumers, not media | Daily FT
Jan-July 2020 spend is down -23.6% to 55.3 bProgrammatic advertising the new trendWhilst things may seem normal to some businesses, anyone who is associated with the tourism sector knows that things are rough. Even the five star hotels that have local visitors during the weekend are running at a loss in a given month.The industries associated with the hospitality sector like the vehicle hires business, beach boys, jewellery outlets are currently been impacted. The business of the restaurants in the city are down by almost half given the economic fallout.The spiralling cost of living is putting...
Daily Financial Times
GJA Warns Journalists Against Promoting ‘Volta Rebels’ Agenda
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has warned the media against the promotion of the illegal and violent activists of the secessionist group, the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF).HSGF is pushing for the secession of the Volta Region from Ghana. The group is hoping to form a country it calls Western Togoland.On Friday, September 25, 2020, members of the group blocked roads linking the Volta Region to Accra and the Eastern Region.So far, some 31 members of the group have been arrested and airlifted to Accra for trial. One member of the group reportedly died in the process and others i...
Daily Guide Network
Thai big media forced to rethink unwritten rules
With the rise of the student-led pro-democracy movement, the topic of the monarchy, which was once a taboo, now has more space in public discussion.Social media has set a new standard of freedom of speech and a number of netizens have dared to break the tradition without fearing the harsh penalties of the lese majeste law, which could theoretically see them slapped with three to 15 years in prison.But things have hardly changed in the Thai mainstream media which mostly applies self-censorship. Early last month, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa brought up his demand for reform of the monarchy du...
The Bangkok Post
A new set of threats to the BBC — internal and external — challenges its role as anchor of U.K. media
By Joshua BentonForgive the staff of BBC News if they seem a bit…shaken these days: They have a lot more than virus fears on their minds.The world’s largest broadcaster, the BBC has remained iconic through the generations — criticized regularly, of course, but nonetheless capturing the trust and attention of Britons like nothing else. Now, though, it’s facing a remarkable array of new private-sector competitors — and public-sector overseers — that all seem to have Auntie Beeb, in various ways, in their sights. And that puts one of the core purposes of a public service broadcaster — serving as ...
Nieman Journalism Lab
Qatar’s media campaign against the UAE-Israel deal
In the weeks since US, Emirati, and Israeli leaders announced a historic normalization agreement on August 13, Qatari media have leveled major criticism of the deal. Yet the motivations for this criticism seem to reflect direct competition between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as much as genuine critique.The direct competition between the UAE and Qatar, combined with the broader boycott of Qatar by the Arab Quartet – the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain – helps contextualize vocal, conflicting media responses to the deal, as Qatari, Saudi and Emirati media have some of the broadest re...
Jpost.com - The Jerusalem Post online edition
Dialogue unites media from China, South Korea
By Zhao Xinying | China Daily | Updated: 2020-09-26 07:57The 12th China-South Korea Media High-level Dialogue was held online simultaneously in Beijing and Seoul on Friday.Representatives from almost 30 mainstream media outlets of China and the Republic of Korea attended the event and conducted discussions on topics including cooperation in the pandemic era.Xu Lin, minister of the State Council Information Office, urged media professionals from the two countries to play an active role in covering the innovative cooperation between China and South Korea in fields including health, medical treat...
Hong Kong journalist groups critical of new accreditation regulations
The Hong Kong Journalism Association (HKJA) held a press conference alongside unions and other media associations on Thursday, calling into question a new rule which will determine journalist accreditation in the city.The new guidelines, under which HKJA and Hong Kong Press Photography Association (HKPPA) accreditation was scrapped, is considered an attempt to limit "fake reporters" at public events, namely protests, and to curtail reporting by student journalists and freelancers, according to police.Police issued a letter on Tuesday to four key Hong Kong journalists associations informing the...
French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats
More than 100 French news outlets on Wednesday called on people to support satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was attacked by gunmen in 2015, after its staff received death threats.The magazine republished cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed earlier this month at the start of a trial of suspects in the 2015 attack on their Paris office.While the edition sold out in France, it provoked condemnation from several Muslim countries and Al-Qaeda militants reportedly threatened a repeat of the 2015 massacre of its staff.The open letter on the front page of the new edition denounces "new totalitaria...
Hong Kong police say new journalists definition will aid frontline officers, only brief selected media on change
Hong Kong police have said their new definition of media representatives will help frontline officers enforce the law, and only briefed selected media on the new policy.Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Kenneth Kwok told Commercial Radio on its “On a Clear Day” programme that one of the key objectives of the policy change was to facilitate frontline policing.With the Police General Orders amendments that came on Tuesday, only people from outlets registered under the Government News and Media Information System (GNMIS) and “internationally recognised and reputable” foreign med...
Hong Kong Free Press
What Weibo and Chinese media are saying about TikTok's pending sale to US companies
Image from The Stand News. Used with permission.Since United States’ President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the U.S. as long as the social media app remained in the hands of a Chinese company, the app's parent company ByteDance has been scrambling to sell part of its operation to American investors.An agreement with U.S. companies Walmart and Oracle to establish a new joint-company called TikTok Global finally received Donald Trump's blessing on September 19 — only to jar against new obstacles days afterwards.Yet two different interpretations of the deal had emerged this week: Byte...