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Slow digital services are marginalising rural areas, MPs warn

Lack of fast-broadband and 5G make country communities feel ‘second-class’, MPs say WT24 Desk Rural inhabitants risk becoming “second-class” citizens in the digital revolution as urban dwellers benefit from next-generation broadband and 5G mobile, MPs have said, The Guardian reports. The report by the Commons environment, food and rural affairs select committee said that the government has failed to grasp the ...

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9th wage board award declaration

CUJ hails PM WT24 Desk An Executive Committee (EC) meeting of Chattogram Union of Journalists (CUJ) today hailed Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina for publication of gazette on 9th wage board award for the journalists and employees of news agencies and news papers, Agencies report. The EC meeting conveyed thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for salary hike of the ...

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BBC scraps public vote and TV show to choose Eurovision song

In a ‘turning point for the UK at Eurovision’, the corporation is teaming up with a record label to choose the artist and track for the competition WT24 Desk The BBC is overhauling how the UK act for the Eurovision song contest is selected, scrapping the public vote in favour of teaming up with a record label to choose the singer ...

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Here’s why local journalism must find a way to survive

A paper that uncovered historic abuse shows the value of regional reporting Roy Greenslade This is a story about a story. It is much more than that, however, because it is about the value of local journalism. Despite the slow death of newsprint and the hollowing-out of newsrooms across Britain and Ireland, it also illustrates why we must find a way ...

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TV streaming bonanza looms for UK – but can you afford it?

Services from Apple, Britbox, HBO and Disney launch soon – but to get them all would cost £1,450 a year WT24 Desk Television viewers who want to watch a range of sport and popular shows, including Premier League and Champion’s League football, dramas such as The Crown, Line of Duty and Chernobyl, archive shows such as Gavin and Stacey and ...

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How Turkish TV is taking over the world

Shows such as Magnificent Century have come to rival US TV for international popularity, sweeping through the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. What explains their global success? WT24 Desk ‘The first agreement we should make is: don’t call them soap operas,” Dr Arzu Ozturkmen, who teaches oral history at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, scolds me. “We are very much ...

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Media mogul is wild card as nation goes to the polls

Jailed Nabil Karoui hopes to appeal to voters disillusioned by lack of progress since Arab spring WT24 Desk Campaigning ends on Friday in Tunisia’s presidential election before Sunday’s first round of voting, pitting more than two dozen candidates against each other, including a media mogul running for office from jail, The Guardian reports. Tunisia is the last of the Arab spring ...

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Apple TV+: a canny plan to compete with Netflix

Apple is building a new base while selling expensive hardware to users, and taking a 30% cut from developers WT24 Desk Not everything was predictable. It’s just we had to take the surprises where we found them. Apple had few treats for those avid followers who tuned in to the company’s press event this week. Three new phones, all thoroughly leaked ...

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‘Jamal Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him’

‘Murder recording transcript’ is published WT24 Desk A Turkish newspaper has published new details of a recording which reportedly captured the final moments of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, AP reports. The prominent government critic was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul last October. The pro-government Sabah newspaper says the transcript is from a recording taken inside and later ...

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Lyra McKee anthology to show ‘subtlety and courage’ of murdered reporter

Collection of the campaigning journalist’s work will be published next year to mark the anniversary of her killing WT24 Desk An anthology of work by the investigative journalist Lyra McKee, who was fatally shot by New IRA gunmen, will be published next year on the first anniversary of her death, Faber & Faber has announced, The Guardian reports. The 29-year-old was ...

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