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Huffington Post launches Italian edition

US news website The Huffington Post launched its Italian edition “L’Huffington Post” on Tuesday as part of an international expansion that has has already taken it to Britain, Canada, France and Spain. The first page of the site featured a lengthy interview with Silvio Berlusconi under the headline “I, Silvio”…

Romney-backer Sheldon Adelson accused of commandeering Israel’s media market

GOP backer Adelson accused of commandeering Israel's media market Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson grabbed the spotlight in the US earlier this year for making multi-million dollar campaign contributions to Republican presidential candidates on the bet that their policies would better jibe with those of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than with…

Scientists: ’93 percent’ of Fox News climate change coverage is ‘staggeringly misleading’

When it comes to reporting on what scientists say about climate change, the Union of Concerned Scientists told Raw Story that their research shows Fox News can be counted upon to mislead its viewers. In a study (PDF) published Monday, the group takes Fox News and The Wall Street Journal‘s…

Village Voice Media dumps papers to keep sex ads

Village Voice Media agreed Sunday to sell New York’s Village Voice alternative weekly and its 12 affiliated publications, while keeping a classified ads website criticized for hosting ads for prostitution and sex trafficking. According to Forbes, the 13 publications, which include Phoenix’s New Times and California’s L.A. Weekly, among others,…

Canadian ‘Globe and Mail’ columnist accused of plagiarism

One of Canada’s leading newspaper columnists has been accused of plagiarism. After extensive and detailed research by a blogger, Globe & Mail writer Margaret Wente was alleged to have reproduced other people’s work in several columns (see here). The blogger, Carol Waino, has written several postings about the matter. And at…

Vietnam bloggers ‘anti-state propaganda’ trial opens

Hundreds of police surrounded a court in Vietnam on Monday for the opening of the trial of three bloggers, including one whose case has been raised by US President Barack Obama. Heavy security flanked the building in southern Ho Chi Minh City as the case began against Nguyen Van Hai,…

Thriller ‘Homeland’ dethrones ‘Mad Men’ at Emmys

Spy thriller “Homeland” won best TV drama at the Emmy awards Sunday, ending retro cult show “Mad Men” four-year unbroken run, while “Modern Family” was named best comedy for the third straight year. Election campaign film “Game Change,” about John McCain’s Republican running mate Sarah Palin’s implosion in the doomed…

Louvre opens Islamic art wing to the public

Paris’s famed Louvre museum on Saturday opened to the public a new wing of Islamic art in a bid to improve knowledge of a religion often viewed with suspicion in the West. Costing nearly 100 million euros ($131 million), it is funded by the French government and supported by handsome…

Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

The row over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge continues. But Kate is not alone. Young women everywhere – famous and non-famous – are increasingly becoming victims of voyeurism in our internet age On the popular website Reddit, where users submit and share content, a member of a forum…

Twitter chief says it’s helping television

Twitter chief Dick Costolo said Friday that the Internet Age one-to-many text messaging service is turning out to be a boon for good old television. “There is a fascinating relationship between Twitter and tune-in, and Twitter and TV,” Costolo said during an on-stage chat at an Online News Association gathering…

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