A long-form piece for the weekend: Tim de Lisle of Intelligent Life follows the "triumphs and tribulations" of the Guardian, and talks to its piano-playing Editor-in-Chief, Alan Rusbridger, in an attempt to answer its provocative headline: Can the Guardian Survive?
“Yesterday’s News Corp split announcement could spell big changes at The Times as Rupert Murdoch vowed losses would not be tolerated at any of the company’s print titles,” begins an article by Andrew Pugh on PressGazette. Murdoch reportedly said yesterday that he plans to be more "bullish" in the US than in the UK, and that “each newspaper will be expected to pay its way.”
Prominent Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega and 23 others, including five exiled journalists, were convicted on vague terrorism charges this week, reports the Guardian. Ethiopia may be set to overtake neighbouring Eritrea as the African country with the highest number of jailed journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
A draft proposal that “will almost certainly become law” is presently circulating in Russian parliament that would increase the Kremlin’s control over Russia’s largest Internet companies and allow them to limit foreign ownership, according to an op-ed by Carroll Colley, a director at Eurasia Group, for the Financial Times.
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