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Barclay brothers put Telegraph up for sale

Profits at the Brexit-backing Telegraph Media Group slumped to £900,000 last year WT24 Desk The Daily and Sunday Telegraph are to be put up for sale, as the billionaire Barclay brothers consider whether to dispose of their media outlets, The Guardian reports. The pair have owned the newspaper group since 2004, but are now conducting a review of their many ...

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Brexit bias? BBC faces a difficult balancing act in polarised nation

There has been a marked rise in complaints as the corporation tries its best to remain impartial Roy Greenslade Media bias is always in the eyes of the beholder. So, on one side, those who support leaving the EU regard the BBC as the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation. Those who seek to remain, meanwhile, view it as the Brexit Broadcasting Corporation. This is ...

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Facebook News launches with Breitbart as a source

WT24 Desk When Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was developing a section for news, he said it would be devoted to curating “high quality” information from “trustworthy” sources. That was back in April.On Friday, as Facebook began rolling out the product for testing to users in the United States, the company revealed a baffling decision: Among reputable partners like CNN, The ...

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US congresswoman Katie Hill threatens to sue Daily Mail over nude photos

Democrat sent cease-and-desist as lawsuit suggests publication defamed her by claiming she has a Nazi-inspired tattoo WT24 Desk A member of Congress from California has threatened to sue the Daily Mail over nude photographs and claims posted online by the newspaper, The Guardian reports. Lawyers for Katie Hill, 32, a Democratic, first-term representative from a suburban Los Angeles district, sent a cease-and-desist ...

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Channel 4 postpones Smuggled broadcast after bodies found in lorry

Show in which people try to evade UK border checks was due to air on Monday WT24 Desk The discovery of 39 bodies inside a container lorry in Essex has prompted Channel 4 to postpone the broadcast of a programme in which members of the public attempt to enter the UK by evading border checks, The Guardian reports. Smuggled was due to have ...

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UK queries Facebook decision to exempt political statements from fact-checking

Commons committee demands explanation ‘given constraints it will place on combatting disinformation’ WT24 Desk The UK parliament has demanded to know why Facebook has decided to exempt political statements from its fact-checking programme – removing all bars on political candidates lying in paid adverts, The Guardian reports.. In a letter to the former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, now Facebook’s vice-president for ...

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Media is mirror of nation: Minister

WT24 Desk Jatiya Press Club celebrates 65th founding anniversary, Agencies report. Describing media as the mirror of nation, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said journalists are responsible for ensuring its transparency. He made the remark while addressing the 65th founding anniversary programme of the Jatiya Press Club in the city. “Along with economic development under the leadership of ...

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‘House of fools’: how the papers covered Johnson’s latest Brexit defeat

Sunday’s papers worked late into the night to paint Boris Johnson variously as a staunch leader battling the “Brexit wreckers” in the Commons, or as prime minister who had notched up another humiliating defeat, The Guardian reports. The Observer carries a large picture of the People’s Vote march alongside news of Johnson’s “humiliating Commons defeat”. It reports his latest plans were thrown into chaos after MPs ...

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‘Golden age of TV’ gives boost to music industry

At a time when many critics believe we are living through a golden age of TV, it seems no new drama with aspirations to credibility is complete without a soundtrack to match, The Guardian reports. As content on on-demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video has proliferated, and shows such as Stranger Things, Breaking Bad and Transparent have won acclaim, so fans have rushed ...

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How Guardian editors are making the climate emergency a focus

Jamie Wilson, foreign news editor, and Simon Jeffery, deputy foreign editor The climate crisis is a story that reaches every corner of the world and on the international news desk our team of correspondents report on it from around the globe. For many readers, it is something they experience to varying degrees of intensity at first hand – a hotter ...

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