Reuters opts for social media conversation, eliminating comments section

Nov 14, 2014 in Miscellaneous

Reuters kills its comments section, broadcast journalists arrested in Somaliland for airing a protest and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

Reuters kills comments section

Reuters announced that they are ending comments on news stories because we all talk about the news on Facebook and Twitter anyway. (SocialTimes, 11/07)

Russia intensifies propaganda war by launching global news agency Sputnik

A Kremlin-sponsored media group launched a new international information agency on Monday to combat the "propaganda" of other world news media (Mashable, 11/11)

Journalists arrested after covering protest in Somaliland

Authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland arrested two journalists from privately owned television stations last week after they each aired coverage of a protest in the northwest town of Gabiley, local journalists told CPJ. Authorities arrested Horn Cable TV reporter Mukhtar Nouh Ibrahim on October 30 and SomSat TV reporter Mohamed Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud the following day, news reports said. (IFEX, 11/12)

African media advocates gather to discuss access to information and freedom of expression in the post 2015 agenda

The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), an international association representing over 200 media development organizations across the world, and the African Media Initiative (AMI) will gather Africa's leading media associations, networks and NGOs in Nairobi this week to discuss the inclusion of freedom of expression and access to information in the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). (All Africa, 11/11)

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