FRANCE

Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial recordings are being digitised and made available to the public by a French company. Image:
French institute to restore, digitise Mandela trial recordings

PARIS, FRANCE: France's National Audiovisual Institute (INA) announced it would restore and digitise the recordings of the Rivonia Trial that saw Nelson Mandela and seven other anti-apartheid activists sentenced to life in jail.

24 Dec 2013

FRANCE

Movie companies claim €3m from youngsters who started the Undeadlink website. Image: GC Pics
Piracy site creators face €3m damages claim

LYON, FRANCE: French entertainment industry bodies and major US film studios are seeking nearly €3m in damages from two French youths who ran an illegal downloading site.

13 Dec 2013

FRANCE

World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released
World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.

6 Sep 2013

FRANCE

Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case
Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case

PARIS, FRANCE: Twitter said Friday it had handed over data to French authorities to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets, following a complaint from a Jewish students' group.

15 Jul 2013

FRANCE

Technology stops fraudulent wine sales
Technology stops fraudulent wine sales

PARIS, FRANCE: Making sure a glass of wine is everything it promises on the label was once a relatively simple process: hold against the light, tilt and observe the shade, swirl a little and give it a good sniff.

25 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Travel chaos grips France
Travel chaos grips France

PARIS, FRANCE: Thousands of flights in and out of French airports were cancelled on Wednesday as a strike by air traffic controllers intensified just hours before a nationwide rail strike was due to start.

13 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Flights disrupted as controllers strike
Flights disrupted as controllers strike

PARIS - Hundreds of flights in France were cancelled on Tuesday (11 June) as air traffic controllers went on strike against changes to a long-running EU project aimed at creating a single European airspace.

12 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Publishers take steps to control data leakage
Publishers take steps to control data leakage

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched a new initiative to ensure that users of news sites are protected from unauthorised collection of data.

10 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Court suspends Peugeot job cuts
Court suspends Peugeot job cuts

PARIS, FRANCE: A French appeal court has suspended a restructuring plan involving 8,000 job cuts at Peugeot Citroen after court action brought by the CGT union according to the lawyer acting for the workers Fiodor Rilov.

30 Jan 2013

FRANCE

Google forced to pay for traffic it generates
Google forced to pay for traffic it generates

PARIS, FRANCE: The head of the Orange said on Wednesday (16 January) it had been able to impose a deal on Google to pay for the vast amounts of traffic generated on its telecommunications networks.

17 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Ilse du Plessis
Copyright and the world of online news

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online...

Ilse du PlessisBy Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013

FRANCE

France's SAFRAN fined €500 000 for Nigeria bribery

PARIS, FRANCE: A French court on Wednesday fined electronics group SAFRAN €500 000 (US$630 000) for bribing Nigerian officials to obtain a huge ID card contract.

6 Sep 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable M&As market rallies
Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years,...

29 Mar 2011

FRANCE

International press groups condemn journalist arrests in Turkey
International press groups condemn journalist arrests in Turkey

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), together with the World Editors Forum, have condemned the arrests of dozens of journalists in Turkey as a controversial investigation into the...

15 Mar 2011

BELGIUM

EPC gets copyright management idea accepted
EPC gets copyright management idea accepted

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Publishers Council (EPC*) has succeeded in getting its idea for 21st century copyright management accepted as one of just seven "Big Ideas" sought by the European Commission to forward its Digital Agenda strategy.

5 Nov 2010

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