The Murdoch Empire strikes back
In 2011, a phone-hacking scandal at his newspapers stopped Rupert Murdoch from taking full control of Sky. Now he says he has his house in order and the deal is back on the table.
On our radar:
– Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government in Egypt is one of many administrations employing public relations (PR) firms to burnish their reputations overseas. As it turns out, the Egyptian general intelligence directorate has PR firms from the US working on its behalf too.
Reporting in Ramzan Kadyrov’s Chechnya
Journalism in the Russian republic of Chechnya is in a dire state. The news media has been crushed, and the few Russian journalists still daring to report face threats, harassment or worse. Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, keeps turning the screws tighter.
Oleg Orlov, chairman, Memorial Human Rights Organisation
Oliver Bullough, journalist
Gregory Shvedov, editor, Caucasian Knot
Elena Milashina, Caucasus correspondent, Novaya Gazeta
Source: Al Jazeera News