Politico reports that a Belgian decision to charge journalists €100 per year to attend summits of EU leaders was criticized by unions and the European Commission.
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Greece has “serious indications” that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately.
AP: A CNN correspondent was barred from attending an open press event at the White House on Wednesday because of questions she asked President Donald Trump earlier in the day.
Kaitlan Collins and her employer, CNN, say the White House denied Collins access to Trump’s Rose Garden event with the European Commission president because officials found her earlier questions “inappropriate.”
Collins had served as a representative of the television networks during an earlier pool spray in the Oval Office.… Be Informed
AIPS MEDIA: “We are only women. Sport does also belong to us. We only want to work in peace. We only want respect”. With these powerful lines, female Brazilian sport journalists founded a movement that has already rocked the country. In times of #MeToo, this is the first serious attempt to address the difficulties that women face when working as sport reporters
The movement’s hashtag is simple, but powerful: #DeixaElaTrabalhar (#LetHerWork).… Be Informed
SkyNews – Journalists at The Capital Gazette, the US newspaper where a gunman killed five of their colleagues have shown their defiance by reporting on the murders – just hours after the shooting.
The killer, who was armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun, opened fire in their newsroom in Maryland on Thursday.… Be Informed
The Catholic Church today marks its World Communications Day.
The annual day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 to encourage Catholics to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication offer the Church to communicate the Gospel message.… Be Informed
For the third Friday in a row, journalists working for Spain’s public broadcaster have worn black on screen to protest against alleged political interference, gender bias and unequal pay.
A statement by the RTVE Women said, “For the third consecutive week, RTVE workers are wearing black this Friday to protest against the parliamentary impasse that is hindering the establishment of a public competition to choose the leadership team and restore RTVE’s professional judgment.”
The campaign, known as viernes negro (black Friday), is intended to highlight the Spanish government’s continuing refusal to approve a transparent process to appoint an independent board at RTVE.… Be Informed
Olivera Lakić, a journalist for the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, was wounded in the right leg outside her home in the capital, Podgorica. She was taken to a hospital and was reported out of danger. The reporter covers crime and corruption in Montenegro has been shot and injured in an attack that prompted calls from the European Union and the US to protect journalists in the Balkan country.… Be Informed
We live in a world where media is omnipresent, while sport continues to capture the imagination of the masses. Twenty years ago, sports fans were more or less dependent on a copy of their local newspaper for the latest updates on their favourite sports teams.… Be Informed
Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.… Be Informed
Sunday Paper’s Review prepared by Jesmond Saliba
Malta Today – MaltaToday reports that <<Alert of risk Pilatus posed to Malta came in May 2016>>. Matthew Vella reports that ‘a stark warning on Pilatus Bank and its business model of ‘secrecy’ for politically exposed persons (PEPs) was spelt out clearly by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) in a hard-hitting letter from former director Manfred Galdes which copy was provided to the Malta Financial Services Authority’s director of enforcement Anton Bartolo.… Be Informed