Irish Independent Prints Main Editorial in Ukrainian

Fourth EstateIrish Independent Prints Main Editorial in Ukrainian

The Irish Independent has printed the main editorial in Ukrainian, the first in history. The editorial, “Opening our hearts and our borders to people of Ukraine” was printed by the Irish Independent in Ukrainian on March 24, 2022, in solidarity …

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Russian Forces Reportedly Abduct 4 Ukrainian Journalists in Melitopol

The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine alleges that 4 journalists have been abducted by Russian forces from their homes in Melitopol. “Today, armed men came to the home of MV Holding journalists – publisher Mykhailo Kumko , graduation editor …

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Russia Blocks Access to Independent News Outlets

Russia has blocked independent and international news outlets to reportedly fight against “fake news” and to “protect the interests” of the country. Roskomnadzor announced that they have restricted access to information resources owned by foreign media, including those recognized as …

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Media Watchdog Condemns Killing of Turkish Journalist

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the killing of Turkish journalist Gungor Arslan, who was shot dead by an unknown armed gunman outside his office in Kocaeli province. “We join the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and European …

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Tim Rosaforte, Newspaper Journalist Turned Golf Channel ‘Insider,’ Dies at 66

Tim Rosaforte, a seasoned newspaper writer who transitioned to television and delivered scoop after scoop as a well-connected “insider” for Golf Channel and NBC, has passed away aged 66. According to a statement on the Golf Channel website, Rosaforte died …

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Norwegian News Publisher Amedia Targeted by Cyberattack

Norwegian news publisher Amedia and its clients temporarily stopped operations after it was targeted by a cyberattack. “Amedia has been subjected to a serious computer attack. As a result, Aura Avis will not publish a paper edition tomorrow,” said local …

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Jimmy Lai and Staff Face New Sedition Charges

Hong Kong prosecutors have filed a ‘seditious publications’ charge against jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Tuesday. The additional sedition charge accused Lai of conspiracy to print, publish, sell and distribute “seditious publications” between April 2019 and June 24, 2021. …

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Hong Kong Court Orders Apple Daily Parent Company Liquidation

Hong Kong’s High Court has ordered the liquidation of Next Digital Limited, the parent company of now-defunct Apple Daily.  In September, the Hong Kong government applied to dissolve Next Digital Limited, saying it would be “expedient in the public interest.” …

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