RT has stretched across continents to reach out to Chinese-speaking audiences launching a dedicated channel on YouTube. The global news channel has also been rocking on China's own platforms Youku and Tudou, where users can upload and share video clips.
Biotech company Monsanto is helping fund a “reporter boot camp” that will be hosted by the National Press Foundation, featuring an all-expense-paid journalism conference called “Food, From Farm to Table.”
An RT Deutsch correspondent, who has recently covered stories on the Ukrainian crisis, including the Odessa massacre, has been turned back at the border by Ukraine’s Security Service, and banned from entering the country for three years.
Recent accusations of corruption flung by Western media at those close to Vladimir Putin are desperate attempts to get at the Russian President, the head of the presidential administration Sergey Ivanov told RT.
The US taxpayer-funded Voice of America is losing out to Russian multimedia broadcaster RT in popularity on social networks and services, according to analysis by BBG Watch, an independent watchdog blog that follows American media outreach abroad.
Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has described attacks by US and UK media on Russia and its president as “loosely made up lies,” but said that Moscow was prepared to work with the West despite this “pinching and nibbling.”
Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Zaidan continues to refute allegations by the US National Security Agency that he is a member of both Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. Zaidan was placed on the terror list in June 2012.
The US State Department is due to release the first batch of Hilary Clinton’s private emails. The Special House committee is investigating the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, amid concerns about security in Libya well before the attack.
The BBC has reached a “provisional finding” to uphold complaints made by Palestinian activists that the broadcaster breached its editorial guidelines in a “soft” interview with the Israeli defense minister.