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German publisher complains to EU court over Turkey detention of journalist
Turkey grants consular access to detained German journalist - German spokesman
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German/French consulates host journalists at book reading
Turkish journalists, banned at home, set up shop in Germany
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Journalists on trial in Turkey | DW English
2018-01-19 06:26:40 The Committee to Protect Journalists says Turkey is the world's leading jailer of journalists. Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coskun observes and documents every day of journalists' trials in Turkish courts. For more on this topic, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/2qkwj.   Read More ...
German 17yos aspire to join army after schools campaign & social media drive
2018-01-10 14:04:11 The German army is recruiting an increasing number of minors. According to figures from the country's Defence Ministry, over two-thousand teenagers are now v   Read More ...
+++ Der Morgen live +++: Meghan Markle löscht ihre Social-Media-Accounts - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
2018-01-10 06:42:23 Wer sich in den vergangenen Jahren an Fotos und Nachrichten aus dem Privatleben der US-Schauspielerin Meghan Markle erfreut hat, bekommt seit gestern nur noch das zu sehen. Die Verlobte von Prinz Harry hat ihre Profile bei Twitter, Facebook und Instagram gelöscht. Der Queen dürfte es gefallen. Den insgesamt rund drei Millionen Followern auf allen Plattformen vielleicht nicht so. Die müssen jetzt wohl den Weg über die Regenbogenpresse gehen, wenn sie den neuesten Klatsch und Tratsch über Miss Markle erfahren wollen   Read More ...
Kurdish footballer convicted of 'terrorist propaganda' in Turkey shot at in Germany
2018-01-08 14:00:02 Amed SK player Deniz Naki, who was found guilty of promoting terrorist propaganda for the PKK in Turkey, said his car was shot at last night as he visited family in Germany. He told German daily newspaper WELT that he was driving near Düren when shots were fired from a black station wagon. "I immediately ducked down and then rolled right onto the hard shoulder   Read More ...
German justice minister victim of own social media law
2018-01-08 12:42:26 Berlin (AFP) - Germany's justice minister has fallen victim to the rules he himself championed against online social media, as one of his tweets was deleted following several complaints, Bild daily reported Monday. he tweet dated back to 2010, when Heiko Maas was not yet minister. In the post, he had called Thilo Sarrazin, a politician who wrote a controversial book on Muslim immigrants, "an idiot"   Read More ...
German justice minister victim of own social media law
2018-01-08 12:00:49 BERLIN: Germany's justice minister has fallen victim to the rules he himself championed against online social media, as one of his tweets was deleted following several complaints, Bild daily reported Monday. The tweet dated back to 2010, when Heiko Maas was not yet minister. In the post, he had called Thilo Sarrazin, a politician who wrote a controversial book on Muslim immigrants, "an idiot"   Read More ...
German journalist "tired but happy" following release
2017-12-24 14:04:10 (18 Dec 2017) German journalist Mesale Tolu addressed reporters in Istanbul on Monday, after a Turkish court ordered her release from prison - together with five co-defendants - pending the outcome of their trial on terror-related charges. Tolu, 33, a German citizen with Turkish roots, is charged with engaging in extremist propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group - the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party. She has denied the accusations. The court in Istanbul said Tolu could go free, but it barred her from leaving Turkey. She must also report to authorities at regular intervals. She is on trial at a courthouse in Istanbul with 17 other defendants   Read More ...
German Journalist Mesale Tolu Released By Turkey On Condition To Not Leave The Country
2017-12-18 15:09:21 Berlin: Turkey has released German journalist Mesale Tolu after nearly eight months in prison on condition that she cannot leave the country, German government officials said on Monday. Turkey has charged Tolu with being a member of a terrorist organisation and publishing terrorist propaganda following a failed military coup in July 2016. Her husband, Suat Corlu, a journalist who had been detained earlier, was released last month   Read More ...
Daphne Caruana Galizia posthumously awarded German investigative journalism award
2017-12-17 12:06:03 Daphne Caruana Galizia has been awarded an honorary Deutscher Reporterpreis for Investigative Journalism by Reporter-Forum in Berlin, Germany. The presentation took place at an awards ceremony this week attended by over 300 reporters and editors from German newspapers like Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Suddeutsche Zeitung and others. The announcement was made in a statement issued by the slain journalist's family   Read More ...
German Intelligence Unmasks Alleged Covert Chinese Social Media Profiles
2017-12-11 10:07:44 Berlin: Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
Germany unmasks Chinese intelligence social media 'fronts'
2017-12-11 01:09:01 Berlin: Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 16:00:13 BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 15:34:19 Berlin: Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles that it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 15:05:46 Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 13:16:06 Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 12:47:14 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 12:39:13 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organizations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 12:30:18 BERLIN: Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organisations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
Turkey ends solitary confinement of German journalist
2017-12-04 13:37:38 BERLIN (AP) — The German government is welcoming a Turkish decision to end the solitary confinement of a German newspaper correspondent detained for months and accused of espionage. But it's underlining its demand that he and others, held on what Berlin considers political grounds, be released. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday the improvement in Deniz Yucel's detention conditions is "a small step   Read More ...
Turkey ends solitary confinement of German journalist
2017-12-04 13:08:55 BERLIN (AP) — The German government is welcoming a Turkish decision to end the solitary confinement of a German newspaper correspondent detained for months and accused of espionage. But it's underlining its demand that he and others, held on what Berlin considers political grounds, be released. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday the improvement in Deniz Yucel's detention conditions is "a small step   Read More ...
German broadcasters drop Roger Waters concerts over anti-Semitism accusations
2017-11-30 23:27:33 Five state television and radio stations will not broadcast Roger Water’s upcoming concerts in Germany due to accusations of anti-Semitism against the rock singer, who is vocal supporter of boycotts against Israel. The German stations, all affiliates of the national ARD network will not broadcast Waters’s concerts in Berlin and Cologne, scheduled for the summer of 2018, according to a Reuters report on Tuesday   Read More ...
Katrin Göring-Eckardt | Social-Media-Spott für<br />die Bienen-Kümmerin
2017-11-26 17:46:13 „Wir wollen, dass in diesen vier Jahren jede Biene und jeder Schmetterling und jeder Vogel in diesem Land weiß: Wir werden uns weiter für sie einsetzen!“ (Grünen-Fraktionschefin Katrin Göring-Eckardt auf dem Bundesparteitag am Samstag in Berlin) "Wir wollen, dass in den nächsten vier Jahren jede Biene und jeder Schmetterling und jeder Vogel in diesem Land weiß: Wir werden uns weiter für sie einsetzen!" Katrin @GoeringEckardt auf der pic   Read More ...
Die größten Social-Media-Stars feierten mit BILD | „Place To B“ – sogar Sylvie<br />tanzte auf dem Tisch!
2017-11-26 15:00:38 Der Champagner floss in Strömen aus goldenen 1,5 Liter Magnum-Flaschen. Die Farbe Gold bestimmte den gesamten Abend. So wurde extra aus Paris eine Pyramide mit goldenen Macarons der Nobel-Konditorkette Ladurée eingeflogen. Wie die Promis feierten Ist die Meis aus dem Haus, tanzt sie auf dem Tisch. Als Starkoch Nusret hinter das DJ-Pult ging und die Platten scratchte, hielt es Sylvie Meis nicht mehr auf der Couch   Read More ...
Social media uproar over rail project spills into Hanover supervisors meeting
2017-09-28 04:40:31 Citing the very strange state of a world that requires people to keep an eye on social media, a Hanover County supervisor sought Wednesday to quell some of the uproar related to talks surrounding a federal rail project. “My phone has blown up,” Faye Prichard, the Ashland District supervisor, said at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Prichard went on to try to clarify the county’s position on the federal rail project, DC2RVA   Read More ...
Germany: AfD Accuses Google of Sabotaging Campaign
2017-09-19 20:13:14 With less than a week to go before the German federal election, things are heating up on the campaign trail. For the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, social media has become critical: By placing ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, the party is able to reach its supporters directly, enabling it to bypass a critical news media. The troubles already started with the signs by campaign manager Thor Kunkel with slogans like: "Burqas? We prefer bikinis   Read More ...
Germany mulls adding Turkey to list of states posing high security risk - media
2017-09-12 19:50:25 BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is considering adding Turkey to a list of countries that pose high security risks for intelligence agents, police officers and military officials, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and two broadcasters reported late on Tuesday. The reports come amid heightened tensions between the two NATO partners and vows by German officials to restrict arms sales to Turkey, in a move that Ankara said would hurt their joint fight against Islamic State   Read More ...
German citizen on trial in Turkey on political charges: media
2017-09-07 23:12:39 FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A 49-year-old woman has become the first German citizen to stand trial in Turkey on allegations of supporting U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities blame for a failed military coup last year, German media reported. Broadcasters WDR and NDR and daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said the trial began in the southern Turkish city of Karaman on Thursday and cited the indictment as saying the woman faced several years in prison   Read More ...
Turkey and the Freedom of the Press: We Must Remain Defiant - Editorial
2017-09-01 20:07:24 In some quarters, people tend to exaggerate when they speak of the importance of journalism. It is true, though, that journalism is necessary in a pluralistic society. The fourth estate exposes abuses, condemns undesirable developments, highlights different perspectives and reveals possible ways forward. Articles, editorials and analysis pieces invite us to inform ourselves, but they also present us with new perspectives   Read More ...
German Consumer Group Plans More Compensation Cases Against VW – Kass Media Group
2017-08-31 18:14:30 BERLIN — German consumer rights group myRight will appeal against an expected defeat on Thursday in its first case seeking compensation from Volkswagen over its emissions scandal and plans to file more cases soon. Europe’s largest automaker has pledged billions to compensate U.S. owners of Volkswagen (VW) diesel-powered cars, but has so far rejected any compensation for the 8.5 million affected vehicles in Europe where different legal rules weaken the chances of affected customers winning a pay out   Read More ...
Social-Media-Accounts gehackt | Barca meldet Di-Maria-Transfer als perfekt
2017-08-23 11:46:10 Als hätte der FC Barcelona noch nicht genug Probleme... Der Wechsel von Neymar (25) zu Paris Saint-Germain wird vor Gericht in die Verlängerung gehen. Barca verlangt vom Brasilianer wegen Vertragsbruchs 8,5 Millionen Euro Schadenersatz zuzüglich zehn Prozent an Strafzinsen. Einen Nachfolger für ihren ehemaligen brasilianischen Superstar hat der Klub auch noch nicht holen können. Allerdings vermeldete Barca plötzlich bei Facebook und Twitter die Verpflichtung von Angel Di Maria (29) von Paris Saint-Germain   Read More ...
Taylor Swift | Rätsel um<br />Social-Media-Rückzug gelöst!
2017-08-22 10:46:12 Die Gerüchteküche brodelte seit vergangener Woche. Und sie hatte wohl recht. Taylor Swift (27) veröffentlicht neue Musik – und zwar angeblich schon am Freitag! Und: Die Single, die angeblich „Timeless“ heißen wird, ist nur der Anfang. Taylor Swifts sechstes Album soll schon bald folgen. Das will „Us Weekly“ von mehreren Informanten erfahren haben. Taylor Swift Ein Radio-DJ packte ihr 2013 unter den Rock, verlor seinen Job   Read More ...
German broadcasters clinch Olympics rights deal with Discovery
2017-08-11 11:05:05 FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German state broadcasters ARD and ZDF have struck a deal with Discovery Communications for the right to show the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024, after months of tough talks. ARD did not say on Friday how much the broadcasters were paying to sub-license the rights, but said the deal "takes into account the financial abilities of the public broadcasters"   Read More ...
UPDATE: 'Inappropriate' social media post disqualifies Atlee softball team from championship game
2017-08-05 23:06:17 Just hours before they were set to take the field on national television at the Junior League World Series, the Atlee Little League softball team was disqualified from the tournament because of a social media post. Atlee, which had been undefeated all week in the tournament in Kirkland, Wash., prevailed 1-0 on Friday in a feisty semifinal game against the host team from Kirkland   Read More ...
German publisher complains to EU court over Turkey detention of journalist
2017-08-05 16:09:48 The publisher of Germany’s Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag newspapers has filed a formal complaint at the European Court of Justice about Turkey’s detention of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel since February, the newspaper reported on Saturday. Turkish authorities arrested Yucel in February on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence, amid a large-scale crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in Turkey a year ago   Read More ...
German publisher complains to EU court over Turkey detention of journalist
2017-08-05 14:30:28 BERLIN: The publisher of Germany's Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag newspapers has filed a formal complaint at the European Court of Justice about Turkey's detention of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel since February, the newspaper reported on Saturday. Turkish authorities arrested Yucel in February on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence, amid a large-scale crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in Turkey a year ago   Read More ...
German publisher complains to EU court over Turkey detention of journalist
2017-08-05 13:47:13 BERLIN (Reuters) - The publisher of Germany's Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag newspapers has filed a formal complaint at the European Court of Justice about Turkey's detention of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel since February, the newspaper reported on Saturday. Turkish authorities arrested Yucel in February on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence, amid a large-scale crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in Turkey a year ago   Read More ...
Russischer Prügel-Säufer  | Journalist vor laufender Kamera verprügelt
2017-08-02 17:46:25 Es kann gefährlich sein, über russische Soldaten zu berichten – selbst, wenn man das mit Lobeshymnen in Moskau tut. Die Sonne scheint, fröhliche Soldaten sitzen in ihren Matrosenhemden entspannt am Springbrunnen. In Russland ist der Feiertag der Luftlandetruppen landesweit bekannt, nicht zuletzt wegen der ausschweifenden Feierlichkeiten der Elite-Soldaten. Der junge Reporter Nikita Raswozschajew vom TV-Sender „NTW“ berichtet aus einem Moskauer Park und hält eine Lobesrede auf die russischen Elitesoldaten, schwärmt von der Einsatzbereitschaft der Fallschirmjäger   Read More ...
German couple takes to social media in search of stolen dog
2017-07-12 05:05:34 The couple — Steffen Kagera and Janin Scharrenberg — has been travelling around the world since April last year A German couple touring India has taken to social media seeking help to trace their one-and-a-halfyear-old dog, Luke, that was stolen from them near Marina Beach here on Saturday. "Luke was tied outside the car parked near Marina Beach. At around 4 pm someone came in an autorickshaw and sped away with him," said the message, which is being circulated on WhatsApp with a picture of the black Labrador   Read More ...
Bayern Munich spell James' name wrong amid the excitement of transfer coup
2017-07-11 22:02:30 The Bundesliga champions have landed the Colombian on an initial loan from Real Madrid, but endured a social media fail when announcing the deal. Bayern Munich got a little over-excited at landing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and spelt his name wrong in a social media announcement. After much speculation regarding his future, the Colombia international has taken the decision to open a new chapter in his career with the Bundesliga champions   Read More ...
Germany considers law to enforce free speech restrictions on social media
2017-06-29 18:11:42 BerlinGerman lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country's existing limits on free speech – including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial – in social networks. Critics including tech giants and human rights campaigners say the legislation could have drastic consequences for free speech online. The proposed measure would fine social networking sites up to 50 million euros ($56 million) if they fail to swiftly remove illegal content, including defamatory "fake news   Read More ...