Netflix Eliminates 150 US-Based Jobs After Suffering Losses

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Streaming giant Netflix confirmed that the company laid off approximately 150 employees after losing subscribers for the first time in a decade. The employee cuts largely affected its office in California which makes up around 2% of the company’s North …

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Media Watchdog Calls On Pakistan To Locate and Protect Life Of Missing Journalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its local affiliate, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expressed outrage over the kidnapping of a Pakistani Journalist Zahid Abbas Malik, calling on the government to immediately locate and release him. Malik, a …

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Palestinian Authority Rejects Joint Israeli Probe Into Al Jazeera Journalist Killing

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday strongly rejected Israel’s request to carry out a joint investigation into the death of a veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. “Israel requested a joint investigation and the handing over of the bullet that …

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International Federation of Journalists Condemns “Arbitrary” Trial of Afghan Journalist

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Wednesday called on the Taliban regime to drop all charges against Afghan journalist Khaled Qaderi and cease its persecution of journalists for their independent reporting. “Qaderi, a reporter working for Radio Nawruz, local …

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Veteran Al Jazeera Journalist Killed In Israeli Raid in West Bank

Fourth EstateShireen Abu Akleh, 51, was a well-known Palestinian journalist and shot in the face by a single bullet and died immediately. - Courtesy

Al Jazeera accused Israeli forces of deliberately killing one of its veteran journalists while they were covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jennin early Wednesday. Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was a well-known Palestinian journalist and …

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Media Watchdog Asks Oman To Release Journalist Mukhtar al-Hanai

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday asked Omani authorities to immediately release journalist Mukhtar Al-Hanai after police arrested him for covering a news article on embezzlement cases. CPJ in a statement called on the Omani government …

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Bahrain Reiterates Commitment to Free and Independent Media

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Bahrain has reiterated its commitment to the freedom of expression and free media as a necessary component to steer the Kingdom toward more development and prosperity. In a statement marking the Bahrain Press Day, Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed …

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711 Journalists And Media Workers Killed In Syria Since 2011

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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Wednesday that over 711 journalists and media workers have been killed in different violence and attacks in Syria since the beginning of civil war in 2011. In a report on the occasion …

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UN Says Free Media Is Under Attack In Afghanistan

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The United Nations said that the media industry in Taliban-led Afghanistan has been going through a “precarious” and challenging time in the past 20 years. United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UNESCO have expressed concern over the “shrinking” …

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Media Watchdog Calls For Release Of Detained Foreign Reporter In Iraq

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The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Iraqi authorities to immediately release foreign journalist Matej Kavcic and let local and foreign reporters cover news around the country freely without fear of detention. CPJ said that the Iraqi …

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