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Trump blames media ‘fake news’ for US political violence

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump blamed what he called “fake news” Friday for a wave of politically-linked violence in the runup to next week’s midterm congressional elections. “The fake news is creating violence,” Trump told journalists at the White House. A fanatical Trump supporter was …

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Trump says bomb alerts harming Republican vote ‘momentum’

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the explosive devices mailed to his rivals were slowing Republican “momentum” ahead of November’s midterm elections, with polls showing Democrats boosting their advantage. “Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this …

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Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

New York, United States | AFP | Pipe bombs were sent Wednesday to Barack Obama, prominent Democrats and CNN — all hate figures for supporters of Donald Trump as political opponents accused the US president of sowing violence. Hillary Clinton was among some of the most high-profile Democrats targeted with …

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Media censorship under Museveni

How the Ugandan media has borne the brunt of censorship for decades Kampala, Uganda | GEOFFREY SSENOGA | The world watched in outrage recently as Reuters photojournalist, James Akena, was clobbered by three soldiers on the streets of Uganda’s capital Kampala in full view of television cameras. Akena was covering the …

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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters. From tech tycoons to media giants, a host of Western companies …

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COMMENT: Journalism’s comeback

Journalists are regaining their credibility and trust is at its highest point in seven years COMMENT | ALEXANDRA BORCHARDT | After years of ill health, the news industry is finally showing signs of a modest recovery. According to the Digital News Report 2018 – the most comprehensive survey of digital media …

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