28 July 2017

Media Policy Briefing

The Media Policy briefing brings you this month an exhaustive overview of the various antitrust troubles that Google is facing worldwide, and their status from the point of view of news media. Also included is news about different "right to be forgotten" legal cases that could result in global delinking.

Finally, we are publishing an editorial by Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet and the winner of our 2017 Golden Pen prize. The case that charges 17 employees of the newspaper for aiding and abetting terrorist organisations started on 24 July – ironically Press Freedom Day in Turkey. 

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Please note that during August, our media policy news monitoring service, including the Media Policy Blog, will be on holiday. We wish you all a relaxing break.


Google’s antitrust woes around the world

In the wake of the EU Commission's record fine of 2.42 billion euros, WAN-IFRA Media Policy brings you a comprehensive briefing on how Google’s antitrust troubles are spreading around the world, who is winning and who is losing, why, and what the news media publishers’ reaction has been so far.


“Right to be forgotten” in the news

A couple of high-profile “right to be forgotten” cases, which could result in global delinking, moved forward during the past month:

A newspaper in the dock on Press Freedom Day

Can Dündar, Cumhuriyet's exiled former editor-in-chief and the 2017 WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom laureate, looks back on the night 13 journalists were arrested and placed in solitary cells after police raided their homes.


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