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German law under fire for turning social media companies into ‘overzealous censors’
German Intelligence Unmasks Alleged Covert Chinese Social Media Profiles
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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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Er berichtete über russische Söldner in Syrien - Journalist stirbt nach Balkonsturz
2018-04-16 01:45:46 Ein russischer Journalist, der über den Tod russischer Söldner in Syrien berichtete, stürzte unter ungeklärten Umständen von seinem Balkon im 5. Stock – und ist nun tot. Die Nachrichtenseite „Novy Den“ teilte mit, dass ihr Reporter Maxim Borodin am Sonntag im Krankenhaus verstorben sei. Am Donnerstag stürzte er vom Balkon seiner Wohnung in Jekaterinburg – laut Polizei war das Appartement von innen abgeschlossen, wie russische Medien berichten   Read More ...
Google Maps: Kult-Klempner Mario navigiert durch die Straßen
2018-03-10 06:45:50 Einmal mit Kult-Klempner Mario im Go-Kart durch echte Straßen navigieren … Mit Google Maps ist das jetzt möglich! In der kostenlosen Karten-App von Google wird ab sofort neben dem Start-Knopf für die Navigation eine Schaltfläche mit einem Fragezeichen angezeigt. Drückt man darauf, verwandelt sich der übliche Navi-Pfeil – und Mario erscheint in seinem Renngefährt auf der Landkarte. Eine Woche lang können sich Mario-Fans den Weg von dem Videospiel-Helden weisen lassen, vorausgesetzt, sie haben die aktuellste Version der App für Android-Geräte oder das iPhone installiert, wie Google in einem Blog-Beitrag erklärt   Read More ...
Cumhuriyet journalists appear in court | DW English
2018-03-09 18:06:16 March 9 sees another court hearing for 17 Turkish journalists charged with supporting terrorism. The employees of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet are among 100 writers and reporters jailed in a widespread crackdown on press freedom in Turkey. More News: http://www.dw.com/en/program/dw-news/   Read More ...
Flucht aus Social Media - Teens pfeifen auf Instagram & Co
2018-03-09 11:45:51 Was ist da los? Laut einer Befragung haben immer mehr Jugendliche keinen Bock mehr auf die meisten Social-Media-Plattformen. Und ausgerechnet die momentan angeblich angesagten Dienste sind davon betroffen. Das amerikanische Marktforschungsinstitut Hill Holliday befragte 1000 Jugendliche zu ihrem Social-Media-Verhalten. Unter den Befragten gaben 34 Prozent an, sich bereits aus den sozialen Netzwerken verabschiedet zu haben. Davon sagten 41 Prozent sogar, dass sie zu viel Zeit in sozialen Netzwerken verplempert und ihre Konten deshalb dauerhaft gelöscht hätten   Read More ...
Journalist Discusses Reporting on Child Mica Miners in India
2018-03-01 16:29:57 Adventurous trips, unforgettable encounters, anecdotes and impressions from foreign countries: In the Hörweite podcast series , SPIEGEL ONLINE reporters talk about their reporting trips around the globe (in German). In this edition, freelance journalist Marius M ünstermann discusses his reporting trip to India's mica-mining belt. Here, you can read an abridged, English-language version of the interview. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mica is a mineral that many companies use to give their products a glimmering sheen   Read More ...
Social Media-Sucht: 100 000 Teenager betroffen
2018-03-01 13:01:20 Können soziale Medien wirklich süchtig machen? Eindeutig ja – ergibt die aktuelle Studie der Krankenkasse DAK*. 1001 Jungen und Mädchen zwischen 12 und 17 Jahren wurden von Meinungsforschern befragt, wie oft sie täglich chatten, posten und liken. „Die Ergebnisse sind alarmierend“, erklärte DAK-Vorstandschef Andreas Storm. 2,6 Prozent der Teenager zeigten ein deutliches Abhängigkeitsverhalten. Die Folgen: Schlafmangel, Realitätsflucht und Stress mit den Eltern   Read More ...
Released German-Turkish journalist returns to Germany
2018-02-21 22:07:52 (16 Feb 2018) German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel was seen saying goodbye to friends in Istanbul on Friday before taking off for Germany after his release from Silivri prison earlier in the day. It was not clear which city in Germany he was heading to as he was not taking a scheduled flight. Yucel, a correspondent for the German daily Die Welt, was detained as part of a Turkish government clampdown in the wake of a failed coup attempt in 2016. The 44-year-old, who has both German and Turkish citizenship, was arrested in Istanbul on February 14 2017, on terrorism and propaganda charges that he denies   Read More ...
Turkey jails 6 Turkish journalists for life, releases German reporter
2018-02-17 20:11:35 (CNN)A Turkish court sentenced six journalists and other media professionals to life in prison Friday, Turkey's Anadolu state news agency reported, roughly an hour after another court freed a German-Turkish reporter who had been behind bars for a year. The six were all sentenced for being associated with the movement of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, which Turkey accuses of being behind a failed coup attempt in July 2016   Read More ...
Turkey bails German-Turk journalist after year without charge
2018-02-16 19:30:24 ISTANBUL: Turkey on Friday (Feb 16) freed a German-Turkish journalist held for more than a year in jail without facing trial, in a surprise move which may help repair severely eroded ties between Ankara and Berlin. Deniz Yucel, 44, the Turkey correspondent of Die Welt newspaper, had been held since Feb 14, 2017 on accusations of supporting terror groups. In a fast-moving day of events, he was released after prosecutors finally unveiled an indictment detailing the charges against him and requesting that he be jailed for 18 years   Read More ...
German reporter detained more than a year is freed from Turkish jail. Trial still looms
2018-02-16 19:20:15 A German reporter detained in Turkey for more than a year was released from jail pending trial, even as six other journalists and newspaper employees were sentenced Friday to life imprisonment by a Turkish court. Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the German daily Die Welt, was detained as part of a Turkish government clampdown on the media in the wake of a failed coup attempt in 2016   Read More ...
Turkey to release German journalist jailed a year ago
2018-02-16 16:14:45 Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for Germany's Die Welt newspaper, was accused of spreading propaganda for the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, a Kurdish separatist group that the Turkish government has branded a terrorist organization. He was also accused of inciting violence in support of Fethullah Gulen, the reclusive Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of hatching a failed military coup attempt in July 2016   Read More ...
Turkey bails German-Turk journalist after year without charge
2018-02-16 15:03:54 BERLIN: Turkey Friday ordered the release of a German-Turkish journalist held for more than a year without charge, which could remove a major hurdle to repairing ties between Ankara and Berlin. "Deniz Yucel is being freed," the German newspaper he worked for, Die Welt, said about the 44-year-old reporter. Turkish state media confirmed he was being released on bail from pre-trial detention   Read More ...
Turkey Orders Release of Deniz Yucel, a Journalist
2018-02-16 14:15:10 Photo BERLIN — The Turkish justice authorities formally charged a German-Turkish journalist on Friday with spreading terrorism-related propaganda and ordered his release from the Turkish prison where he has been detained for the past year, an issue that proved to be an irritant in relations between Berlin and Ankara. The decision to release the writer, Deniz Yucel, came a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of Turkey to press for his freedom   Read More ...
Germany expects freed journalist to be allowed to leave Turkey
2018-02-16 13:03:09 MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Germany believes that German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel will be able to leave Turkey after a court decided to release him from custody pending trial, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday. "I believe that this will lead to him being able to leave the country," Gabriel told reporters in Munich. "I hope this will happen very soon   Read More ...
German-Turkish journalist Yucel has been freed, Berlin says
2018-02-16 12:14:38 BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was detained in Turkey a year ago, has been released from jail, German newspaper Die Welt reported on Friday citing his lawyer. The German Foreign Ministry confirmed his release. Yucel, a reporter for Die Welt, was jailed on suspicion of spreading propaganda in support of a terrorist organization and inciting violence. He denied the accusations and no indictment was made   Read More ...
German-Turkish journalist Yucel has been freed, Berlin says
2018-02-16 11:47:32 BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was detained in Turkey a year ago, has been released from jail, German newspaper Die Welt reported on Friday citing his lawyer. The German Foreign Ministry confirmed his release. Yucel, a reporter for Die Welt, was jailed on suspicion of spreading propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting violence. He denied the accusations and no indictment was made   Read More ...
German-Turkish journalist Yucel has been freed, Berlin says
2018-02-16 11:44:40 BERLIN - German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was detained in Turkey a year ago, has been released from jail, German newspaper Die Welt reported on Friday citing his lawyer. The German Foreign Ministry confirmed his release. Yucel, a reporter for Die Welt, was jailed on suspicion of spreading propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting violence. He denied the accusations and no indictment was made   Read More ...
Germany wants fast judicial process for journalist held in Turkey
2018-02-15 19:01:03 BERLIN: Germany wants a fast and fair judicial process that secures the release of a German-Turkish journalist jailed in Turkey a year ago that is weighing on relations between the two NATO allies, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Deniz Yucel, a reporter for German daily Die Welt, was jailed on suspicion of spreading propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting violence   Read More ...
Germany wants fast judicial process for journalist held in Turkey
2018-02-15 18:50:00 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants a fast and fair judicial process that secures the release of a German-Turkish journalist jailed in Turkey a year ago that is weighing on relations between the two NATO allies, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Deniz Yucel, a reporter for German daily Die Welt, was jailed on suspicion of spreading propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting violence   Read More ...
German law under fire for turning social media companies into ‘overzealous censors’
2018-02-15 12:06:29 Under the NetzDG law, companies with more than two million registered users in Germany are required to establish a procedure to receive and review complaints of alleged illegal content.   Read More ...
Press freedom in Kenya at a crossroads | DW English
2018-02-14 12:13:19 The Kenyan government has been accused of trying to stifle dissent, after it temporarily shut down three leading privately owned TV stations. As DW's Kathryn Omwandho reports, the fight between the media and the government appears to be far from over. For a related story, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/2ru9D.   Read More ...
Germany pushes for release of journalist in Turkish prison
2018-02-14 12:12:22 BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for the release of a German-Turkish journalist who marks one year in a Turkish prison Wednesday. Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the daily Die Welt, still has not been formally charged since his arrest. He is one of six German citizens imprisoned in Turkey for what Germany considers political reasons, a matter that has become a major irritant in German-Turkish relations   Read More ...
Germany pushes for release of journalist in Turkish prison
2018-02-14 12:11:17 BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for the release of a German-Turkish journalist who marks one year in a Turkish prison Wednesday. Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the daily Die Welt, still has not been formally charged since his arrest. He is one of six German citizens imprisoned in Turkey for what Germany considers political reasons, a matter that has become a major irritant in German-Turkish relations   Read More ...
Berlin pre-teens share their views of social media | DW English
2018-02-07 00:07:16 The social lives of millions of young children now extend outside school walls into cyberspace. The dangers of social media: http://www.dw.com/en/does-social-medi   Read More ...
What is an imprisoned journalist worth? For Turkey, it might be a German arms purchase.
2018-01-25 16:47:13 Along with increased pressure and threats from unfriendly governments, there are parts of the world where journalists are literally becoming a hot commodity. German magazine Der Spiegel reported this week that Berlin is considering allowing Ankara to make a previously prohibited arms purchase from a German firm in exchange for the release of journalist Deniz Yucel, who has been imprisoned in Turkey for 11 months without charge or trial   Read More ...
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 ...