The New York Times reports that while "most Western broadcasting and newspaper companies are retrenching, China’s state-run news media giants are rapidly expanding in Africa and across the developing world." The article states the efforts are aimed at improving China’s image and influence around the globe.
Rappler, a news startup in the Philippines, is taking a social media approach to news and using a "mood meter" with its stories in an attempt to understand the role of emotion in news, according to an article from Adrienne LaFrance on the Nieman Lab website.
Twitter could face legal action in India if the website fails to comply with the government's demand to censor objectionable content posted by users, according to a report from The Times of India.
The death of Mika Yamamota, 45, a war reporter for Japan Press who was killed yesterday amid fighting in Aleppo, has increased the number of journalists killed in Syria this year to 15, according to an article on the UK's Press Gazette website.
In New Zealand, a new website called Journalism.org.nz aimed at investigative and public-interest journalism, is seeking public support to help get it going, writes Rachel McAthy on journalism.co.uk.
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