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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EU To Ban Three Russian Broadcasting Firms

Fourth EstateRTR World Logo - Arman Militosyan

The European Union said it would ban Russian state-owned news channels as part of the latest package of sanctions in a move to crack down on Russian disinformation after Moscow invaded Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed …

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EU Anti-Fake News Agency Starts Work Against Chinese Propaganda

Fourth EstateScreenshot fot the EUvsDisinfo website taken on 3 May, 2022

The European Union’s anti-fake news agency has started to publish fact-checked reports in Chinese to counter Chinese propaganda. Over the past few weeks, EUvsDisinfo had published two articles in Chinese, debunking fake news about the war in Ukraine. The European …

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RFE/RL Journalist Killed by Russian Missile Strike in Kyiv

Fourth EstateRFE/RL Journalist Vira Hyrych has been reportedly killed by a Russian missle strike at her home in Kyiv. - Courtesy Family

RFE/RL Journalist Vira Hyrych has been reportedly killed by a Russian missle strike at her home in Kyiv. Hyrych’s remains were found in the rubble of the building where she lived at the morning after the missle strike.  “We are …

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Russian State TV News Anchor Threatened to Nuke UK

Fourth EstateVladimir Solovyov (pictured) issued a threat to launch nuclear missles at the IUK while talking on Russian state TV>

Russian state TV news anchor Vladimir Solovyov has threatened the United Kingdom (UK) with nukes over its ‘boorish’ support for Ukraine. Solovyov was quoted in a video clip posted by The Daily Mail making this remark.  “As it turned out, …

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CNN+ to Shut Down by End of April

Fourth EstateThe CNN Center in Atlanta, GA is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN) - Ken Lund

CNN announced that CNN+ will shut down on April 30, just a month after it was first launched. Incoming CNN head Chris Licht said that the launch was successful but that it wasn’t compatible with the goals of the new …

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Taiwanese TV Network Accidentally Broadcast Chinese Invasion False Alarm

Chinese Television Systems mistakenly reported that the Chinese armed forces had launched an invasion, firing missiles at cities and ports in Taipei on Wednesday. Chinese Television Systems, a Taiwanese television station, admitted the error after people asked the New Taipei …

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RFI Blocked in Russia

Fourth EstateRussia has blocked access to the website of FRANCE 24's sister radio station RFI.

Russia has blocked access to the website of FRANCE 24’s sister radio station RFI. “Russia blocked, Friday, April 15, the websites of Radio France Internationale, which broadcast information in fifteen languages, including Russian, in the midst of a wave of …

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Kim Jong Un Gives North Korea’s Most Famous Newscaster a Luxury Home

Fourth EstateRi Chun Hi wih Kim Jong-Un - KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave Ri Chun Hi, the country’s most recognizable state media anchor, a luxurious residence on Thursday for serving as the “voice” of his ruling Workers’ Party. Along with co-announcer in the Central Broadcasting Committee …

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Russian News Outlet ‘Novaya Gazeta’ to Shut Down its Operations Until the End of War

Russia’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper announced that the publication’s online and print operations will be suspended until the end of Russia’s “special operation” in Ukraine. The investigative newspaper, which had already removed material on Russia’s military action in Ukraine from its …

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