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News Corp
News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) — международный медиахолдинг подконтрольный Руперту Мердоку, который владеет, в частности, кинокомпанией 20th Century Fox, телеканалами Fox News, спутниковыми DTH операторами BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Foxtel, информационным агентством Dow Jones ( ...

News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) — международный медиахолдинг подконтрольный Руперту Мердоку, который владеет, в частности, кинокомпанией

20th Century Fox,

телеканалами Fox News,

спутниковыми DTH операторами BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Foxtel,

информационным агентством Dow Jones (включая службу Factiva),

а также газетами

The Wall Street Journal,

The Times,

The Sun,

New York Post.

 

В период предвыборной кампании поддерживает Республиканскую партию США.

22 июля Руперт Мердок объявил о своем уходе с поста директора двух компаний, входящих в News Corporation, - News International и Times Newspapers Holdings Limited. Причиной отставки называется предстоящая реструктуризация корпорации.

В 2013 году было создано 21st Century Fox а News Corporation сменил логотип. Вики.

 

...подконтрольная компании Вангард (?)

 

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18 января, 02:32

Rupert Murdoch injured back while sailing, Fox bosses told

Media mogul, 86, said to have told executives at 21st Century Fox and News Corp he will work from home for a monthRupert Murdoch reportedly suffered a back injury in a recent sailing accident, according to an internal note from the media mogul, which was provided to the Associated Press.The 86-year-old sent the note last week to senior executives at his companies, 21st Century Fox and News Corp, saying he would be working from home for weeks because of the injury, according to a person with knowledge of the email who was not authorized to share the note. Continue reading...

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31 декабря 2017, 19:23

China's growth engine stutters as factories slow down

Crackdown on air pollution and slump in property market have hit industrial output, official figures showGrowth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on the world’s second-largest economy. The data supports the view that the Chinese economy is beginning to gradually lose steam after growing by a forecast-beating 6.9% in the first nine months of the year. However, signs of a sharper slowdown – a major fear among global investors – have yet to materialise. Continue reading...

25 декабря 2017, 15:14

"Яндекс" защитит пользователей от "агрессивной" рекламы вслед за Google

Со следующего года пользователей онлайн-сервисов и браузера "Яндекса" начнут ограждать от навязчивой рекламы. Начиная с первой недели февраля компания запретит использование на своих площадках раздражающих рекламных форматов, а также будет фильтровать их в "Яндекс.Браузере".

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21 декабря 2017, 01:24

Джеймс Мердок: Газеты станут называть меня «затворник»

Сын Руперта Мердока – Джеймс оказался на переломном моменте своей карьеры. Два десятилетия он проработал на семейный бизнес и считался наследником империи отца. В 2015 г. Руперт Мердок передал Джеймсу пост гендиректора 21st Century Fox. За пару лет до этого магнат разделил свои активы, отдав в этот холдинг все, кроме газет. Те остались в News Corp.

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21 декабря 2017, 01:24

Газеты станут называть меня «затворник»

Сын Руперта Мердока – Джеймс оказался на переломном моменте своей карьеры. Два десятилетия он проработал на семейный бизнес и считался наследником империи отца. В 2015 г. Руперт Мердок передал Джеймсу пост гендиректора 21st Century Fox. За пару лет до этого магнат разделил свои активы, отдав в этот холдинг все, кроме газет. Те остались в News Corp.

18 декабря 2017, 18:09

Disney or Fox: Who Gains More From a Landmark Deal?

Was the asset sale, Murdoch's way of acknowledging that he's largely quitting the entertainment side of things?

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17 декабря 2017, 10:00

Suddenly, the mighty Murdoch is just another middleweight | Peter Preston

Reduced in size, but more importantly reduced in ambition, the former Fox/News Corp empire will be a much-changed presence in public lifeLet’s be clear. The Murdoch equation has changed utterly as Rupert and sons bail out of Hollywood, movies, archives, Star of India and Sky. That empire will belong to Disney now. And what the family has left is much smaller: Fox News, some US sports and business channels, some TV stations. Not a shrimp beside Disney’s whale, but just one more middling flatfish in the seas of the Blue Planet.That doesn’t mean penury, of course. Fox’s cable interests made more than $16bn last year. The sale to Disney – a complexity of share dealing – hits $66bn. But it is retreat, not advance. It is also a tad more fragile than it appears. Continue reading...

15 декабря 2017, 02:07

Murdoch's Disney deal is a boon for Fox News

Analysts say the network could extend its influence into broadcast TV in a streamlined company.

14 декабря 2017, 20:03

Breakingviews: Disney Deal Widens Murdoch Legacy Erases Discount

Walt Disney is expanding its Magic Kingdom to include the Murdoch empire. It is paying $52.4 billion in stock to own a slimmed-down Twenty-First Century Fox, including the movie studio

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12 декабря 2017, 23:34

New York is the most expensive city in the world for business travel

The biggest expense is typically the stay at the hotel.

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10 декабря 2017, 10:00

If Disney buys Fox, could Sky News survive for long?

Disney ownership of 21st Century Fox would put the future of less lucrative parts of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, including News Corp, in jeopardyThe prospect of Disney swallowing 21st Century Fox (AKA Mickey Mouse swallowing Rupert Bear) is real. Talks between the two giants are on again. Price alignment is being pursued. There are even tales that James Murdoch may emerge as Disney chief executive if the price match becomes a corporate love match. Related: Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers are struggling in digital age Continue reading...

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08 декабря 2017, 08:55

Geoffrey Rush sues paper in Australia for 'inappropriate behavior' claim

Academy award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush Friday filed defamation proceedings against a News Corp newspaper in Australia over a story claiming he engaged in "inappropriate behavior" at a Sydney…

07 декабря 2017, 17:16

John Wiley & Sons (JW-A) Stock Up on Q2 Earnings & Sales Beat

John Wiley & Sons' (JW.A) earnings were driven by lower interest expenses as well as rise in operating income. Despite robust results, management reaffirmed outlook for fiscal 2018.

06 декабря 2017, 07:05

The Collapse Of Media (And What You Can Do About It)

Authored by Nafeez Ahmed and Andrew Markell via CounterPunch.org, When a system enters into the final stage of its deterioration – whether that is an institutional system, a state, an empire, or the human body – all the important information flows that support coherent communication breakdown. In this final stage, if this situation is not corrected the system will collapse and die. It has become obvious to nearly everyone that we have reached this stage on the planet and in our democratic institutions. We see how the absolute dysfunction of the global information architecture?—?represented in the intersection of mainstream media outlets, social technology platforms and giant digital aggregators?—?is generating widespread apathy, despair, insanity and madness at a scale that is terrifying. And we are right to be terrified, because this situation is paralyzing us from taking the action required to solve global and local challenges. While liberals fight conservatives and conservatives fight liberals we lose precious time. While progressives fight government, the corporations and the super-rich we drown in despair. While philanthropists, fueled by their own certainty and wealth, fight for justice or equality or for some poor hamlet in Africa we become apathetic and distracted from the real source of the problem. And while the president fights everyone and everyone fights the president, the collective goes mad. In the background, however, the game of hoarding resources and not redistributing them accelerates; absorbing the sum total of our collective actions and commitments into a singular unacceptable future. There is only one way to avoid this fate; uncover the source of the disease and cure it by mobilizing solutions. We are about to break down for you the source of this disease of information that is accelerating us to ecological and institutional collapse because once you see it, you will be free to act and build something else. The Collapse of Democratic Institutions Industrial civilization is in the throes of a great disruption, a systemic transition which could either lead to regression, crisis and collapse; or a new way of working and living, a new mode of prosperity, a new narrative of success. The global media industrial complex is not equipped to address this great disruption to civilization-as-we-know-it. To the contrary, it is literally incapable of meaningfully processing information in such a way that it produces, for a significant percentage of the human population, real actionable knowledge? which can render humanity capable of transitioning successfully into the new era. The global media industrial complex today compounds the problems we are facing. It does this by providing, despite appearances, no knowledge at all. The prevailing model of media is to monopolize and manipulate information flows to produce beliefs and emotions that will allow giant aggregators to maximize ‘clicks’, to maximize advertising revenues, to maximize profits?—?for a few. So rather than creating knowledge, the global media industrial complex is designed to generate competing, polarized narratives around which different audiences coalesce into irreconcilable segregated communities; it reinforces beliefs without teaching critical thinking; it blunts an attitude of openness while promoting a banal left-right dichotomy that fuels a global culture of mindless consumerism. This prevailing media structure constrains the public’s capacity to make intelligent decisions. And that allows global ecological, energy, economic, social and other challenges to accelerate, while we argue amongst ourselves about ideology. The consequence is that information flows are inexorably linked to dominant processes of profit-maximization for a tiny minority; so much so, that people’s relationship to information is managed as a control mechanism over attention and ideological persuasion. The Monopolization of Media & Journalism At the heart of our collapsing democratic institutions sits the global media industrial complex. If you are brave enough to look closely you will see that both ‘free press’ and ‘fake news’ outlets operate as a structural extension of an extreme form of predatory capitalism, using information to capture wealth for the few at the expense of the many, by capturing our minds. They are two sides of one coin that make the same people obscene piles of cash. We only have to peer under the hood to see this fact staring us in the face. In the US, six huge transnational conglomerates own the entirety of the mass media, including newspapers, magazines, publishers, TV networks, cable channels, Hollywood studios, music labels and popular websites: Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, News Corp., CBS Corporation and NBC Universal. In the UK, 71% of UK national newspapers are owned by just three giant corporations, while 80% of local newspapers are owned by a mere five companies. Today, the world’s largest media owner is Google, closely followed by Walt Disney, Comcast, 21st Century Fox and Facebook. Together, Google and Facebook monopolize one-fifth of global ad revenue. And all these corporations control the bulk of what we read, watch and hear, including online. They define our understanding of the world and ourselves. Yet they reflect a tiny number of people who have a very narrow outlook on the world. That’s because these power structures are part of what one study in the journal PLoS One describes as a “network of global corporate control.” The study authors, a team of systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, found that the world’s most powerful 43,000 transnational corporations are dominated by a core 1,318 companies, further dominated by a “super-entity” of just 147 firms. So most of what we read, watch and hear through the media is structurally conditioned by a network of special interests that are self-supported and self-sustained. This is why the distinction between fake news and real news is both illusory and dishonest. Due to this structure, virtually everything you encounter as ‘news’ functions a subtle or overt piece of propaganda that distracts you from the real activity that is driving the machinery. It matters little whether it comes from Mother Jones, the New York Times, Breitbart or Fox News – everything coming at you within this structure produces the debilitating effect of confusing your mind and stimulating your emotions into a complex mash-up of anger, resignation apathy and sloth. Through the Google Glass To understand the power of these special interests to monopolize information in service to their own vested ends, we need look no further than the story of world’s largest media owner of all. In January 2015, INSURGE broke the exclusive story of how Google was founded and evolved under the wing of the US intelligence community. The report revealed that during his development of the core code behind the Google search engine as a Stanford University postgraduate student, Sergey Brin received seed-funding from a CIA and NSA-run research program, the Massive Digital Data Systems (MDDS). The confirmation came from a former manager of the MDDS, Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, who is now the Louis A. Beecherl distinguished professor and executive director of the Cyber Security Research Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas. This was not necessarily unusual?—?the intelligence community has long been involved in Silicon Valley for all sorts of obvious reasons. What’s interesting is that you probably never knew about how this worked in relation to Google. And that says a great deal about the way the global media industrial complex operates. Her claims are corroborated by a reference to the MDDS programme in a paper co-authored by Brin and fellow Google co-founder Larry Page while at Stanford. How the Media – All Media – Handles the Truth This story was totally blacked out in the English-language media: except the US tech news site Gigaom, which recommended our investigation as follows: “An interesting, if extremely dense, account of Google’s longstanding interactions with US military and intelligence was published on Medium last week.” This has very important implications that deserve careful scrutiny: In short, the inside story of Google’s seed-funding and founding by the CIA and NSA breaks into the open?—?but not a single English-language newspaper wants to cover or even acknowledge the story. Yet what could be bigger news, than one of the world’s biggest ‘news-facilitators’ being so closely aligned with the US intelligence community at birth? The lack of interest is not the result of a conspiracy. It’s the predictable outcome of the fact that the global media industrial complex represents a highly centralized institutional structure that perpetuates a culture of slavish obedience to power. The global media industrial complex largely obscures important knowledge about the very structure and nature of power. That’s why this is probably the first time you’ve seen direct evidence that the most powerful media owner in the world, Google, was conceived with the support of the US intelligence community. Power and Control Over Your Mind & Your Resources This is not about whether Google is uniquely ‘evil’. It’s about a wider pattern of unacceptable ownership patterns and social networks across the media landscape. Consider William Kennard. He served on the board of the New York Times, then became US Federal Communications Commission chairman. He then joined the Carlyle Group as Managing Director. Carlyle majority-owns Booz Allen Hamilton, the defense contractor managing NSA mass surveillance. After Kennard joined the Obama administration as US Ambassador to the EU, he pushed for the secretive, pro-corporate Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Consider John Bryson, Obama’s Secretary of Commerce until 2012. In the preceding decade he sat on the board of the Walt Disney Company, which owns the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). He was simultaneously on the board of US defense contractor Boeing. Despite resigning from those positions after joining government, he held lucrative stock, option assets, and deferred-compensation plans with both Disney and Boeing. Consider Aylwin Lewis, another Walt Disney Company director and simultaneous longtime director at Halliburton, one of the largest transnational oil services firms, formerly run by Dick Cheney. A Halliburton subsidiary, Houston-based KBR Inc., received $39.5 billion in Iraq related contracts over the last decade?—?many of which were no-bid deals. Consider Douglas McCorkindale, a director of giant media conglomerate Gannett for decades, and head of various Gannet subsidiary spin-offs. Gannett is the largest US newspaper publisher measured by daily circulation, and owns major US TV stations, regional cable news networks, and radio stations. Yet for about a decade, McCorkindale also served as a director at the US defence giant, Lockhead Martin, resigning in April 2014. Consider that these individuals, through their media and defense industry interests, profited directly from devastating wars enabled, effectively, by their own propaganda. And notice that this is a bipartisan game, lavishly benefitting liberals and conservatives alike. So the global crisis of information and the global Crisis of Civilization? - where we see an escalating convergence of political extremism, ecological destruction, and economic volatility, unravelling our societies and families, decapitating the hopes of our youth? - are clearly one and the same reality. The commodification of information is part and parcel of the commodification of the planet. This is a game where your mind, your attention and future are reduced to a worthless asset, traded through the markets until there is nothing left. But there is no need to accept this fate. All that is required is that you see it for what it is. Once seen, new information and ideas can flow into your mind, new emotions can flow into your body, and you will be empowered to take action. If you see you can act. It becomes obvious that the only solution is to redesign the journalistic format such that new ideas and information lead to constructive action. It becomes obvious that to enliven the public sphere and restore our democratic institutions, we should facilitate the flow of money in media back to where it belongs; into the hands of both journalists and reader-participants committed to the creation of a just and sane future.

29 ноября 2017, 09:51

15 крупнейших инвестиционных провалов в истории бизнеса

Motorola ROKR E1 была причудливой комбинацией iPod от Apple и телефона Motorola. Этот телефон позволял пользователю подключаться к iTunes и использовать программное обеспечение iPod. Тем не менее, модель потерпела неудачу, поскольку у нее было очень длительное время синхронизации и ограничение загрузки 100 песнями.

29 ноября 2017, 06:44

Ben Stokes arrives in Christchurch to hostile Australian media reception

Australia’s key media outlets have not shied away from criticism of England’s ‘bad boy’, calling the handling of the assault allegations an ‘unmitigated disaster’Australian papers have piled into Ben Stokes as he arrives closer to – if not actually on – their shores.The England allrounder has flown to Christchurch in New Zealand to play with local club Canterbury, some 3,000km east of his team-mates who are preparing for the second Test in Adelaide. “Bad boy flies in,” was the headline on the front of the broadsheet Australian, echoed in the Herald Sun and other News Corp stablemates. As he landed, the front of the Adelaide Advertiser’s website said: “English cricket’s bad boy touches down in NZ.” Continue reading...

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24 ноября 2017, 14:54

Ken Clarke’s revelations show Murdoch’s influence still needs investigating | Tom Watson

Clarke’s comments, along with the latest phone-hacking payouts and sex scandals at Fox, demonstrate the clear need for a Leveson 2 • Tom Watson MP is deputy leader of the Labour partyKen Clarke has suggested that David Cameron did “some sort of deal” to win the support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the run-up to the 2010 election. According to Clarke, in his evidence to the Competition and Markets Authority, when – at Cameron’s instigation – he held a meeting as justice secretary with Rebekah Brooks, she “described herself as running the government now in partnership with David Cameron”.Clarke says that she tried to use this influence to get him to introduce prison ships. She failed in that particular lobbying effort – which turned out to be good news for some of her subsequently imprisoned former colleagues. But the Murdochs were interested in more than just prisons policy – they always have been. Continue reading...

20 ноября 2017, 17:25

Руперт Мердок разбогател на $800 млн из-за слухов о продаже активов 21st Century Fox

Состоятся ли сделки — еще не известно, но инвесторы уже скупают акции медиакорпорации

19 ноября 2017, 17:44

Saudi Arabia's purge: A quest for media control? - The Listening Post (Lead)

In just two weeks, the new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman has upended both the domestic and the regional balance of power with a series of moves that have left observers struggling to keep up. And as unprecedented as Lebanon's Saad Hariri's first televised appearance from Riyadh was - the prime minister of one country announcing his resignation from the capital of another, on a Saudi news channel - his second appearance in the news was somehow more compelling. It was in a 90-minute interview on Lebanon's Future TV, a channel Hariri happens to own. The interviewer was the only one of the channel's employees allowed into Saudi Arabia - with the crew and the equipment provided by the host country. During the interview, Hariri seemed leery of a man lingering in the background. "He [Hariri] appeared to be a broken man, a man stripped of his dignity," explains Rania Masri, an academic and writer. "A man who was truly pathetic, truly arousing pity. Not at all a symbol of a government of a sovereign country, but rather the symbol of a man who has been threatened. He was nervous, he was agitated, he was drawn to tears." Lebanon is a politically complex, factionalised country and the country's media landscape reflects that. But what makes this story even more complicated is the Iran angle. Saudi Arabia's regional power struggle with Iran is playing out in the devastating war on Yemen as well as in Lebanon, where the Saudis want to curtail the influence of Hezbollah, the political party and armed group backed by Iran. The same day Hariri hosted an adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader last week - a meeting the Iranians described as positive and constructive - the Lebanese prime minister found himself on a plane to Riyadh. "This was kind of like the peak of this media spectacle within this entire drama," says Habib Battah, editor, BeirutReport.com. "The only evidence that we have of our prime minister not being captive is the interview with a journalist who he employs on a TV station that he owns." Hariri landed in Riyadh just as the Saudi government launched what it called an anti-corruption drive. Hundreds were arrested, including more than a dozen royals and ministers of the state. Among those reportedly being held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, majority owner of the Rotana media company and a business partner of Rupert Murdoch's through 21st Century Fox and News Corporation, as well as Waleed Al Ibrahim, who owns MBC and Al Arabiya, a pan-Arab news channel based in Dubai. The two Saudi media tycoons, who control a wide network of Middle Eastern television channels, radio stations, music labels and digital entertainment assets from Morocco to Oman, were reportedly arrested for resisting the crown prince's repeated attempts over the past year to buy their companies. "That was one of the reasons that they tried the blockade against Qatar," according to David Hearst, editor for the Middle East Eye. "It was because of Al Jazeera's prominence in the media. They're very media minded, and they think, in a very old fashioned way, that the media can be bought. That's the classic Arab state way of thinking about the media. They don't think that the Arab world - and they've said so - is ready for free speech and they want to control it." Masri says, "I can see no other reason for their arrest other than a consolidation of power. We are talking about the wealth of billions of dollars held captive at the Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia. And the consolidation of financial power goes hand in hand with the consolidation of media power. Now, if it were really for corruption charges, why have they been arrested and placed in a hotel rather than arrested and had an open trial with clear evidence presented as to the alleged corruption charges?" By this past Thursday, the Financial Times was reporting that the hotel detainees could buy their freedom by surrendering up to 70 percent of their accumulated wealth - which makes the Saudi corruption crackdown look like a shakedown. Contributors: Rania Masri, academic and writer Habib Battah, editor, BeirutReport.com and Journalism Lecturer at the American University of Beirut As'ad Abukhalil, professor, California State University, Stanislaus David Hearst, editor, Middle East Eye More from The Listening Post on: YouTube - http://aje.io/listeningpostYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJListeningPost Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJListeningPost Website - http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost

19 ноября 2017, 10:50

Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings - The Listening Post (Feature)

The United Nations has called what is happening on Manus Island a humanitarian emergency. Since the Australian government closed its controversial Papua New Guinea-based offshore immigration detention centre on October 31, over 400 men are refusing to leave. They have gone nearly three weeks without water, food, electricity and medical supplies, and they claim that the facilities they are forced to move to lack adequate security to protect them from attacks by the local community. Yet, this hasn't become the media spectacle one might expect - only two reporters have been there to cover the story. "The Australian government has tried very hard to shape the narrative about what is happening on Manus and Nauru, and it's done so very effectively, because it's so hard for journalists to be able to go there and to tell the stories of what is happening," says Elaine Pearson, director, HRW Australia. Media access to Manus and Nauru has been tightly controlled since the camps reopened in 2012 - and the Australian government is playing a blame game with the PNG and Nauruan authorities as to who is responsible. But journalists say they have no doubt Australia is pulling the strings. Photojournalist Matthew Abbott tried to go to Manus Island last week, but was refused entry. A year earlier, he published a story on Manus locals brutally attacking two refugees. When he tried to enter Papua New Guinea in the visa on arrival line the immigration officer said "are you involved with publishing disruptive material from Manus Island? That's when I knew that there was no way I was getting to Papua New Guinea," says Abbott. According to Buzzfeed Australia's senior reporter Paul Farrell, "there are real reasons to believe that there is a blacklist for Australian journalists. Australia certainly has a long history of stifling reporting on immigration detention centres." Journalists have come to rely on reports from refugees and whisteblowers to find out what is going on inside the detention centres. For years, phones have been refugees' lifelines - the only way to inform the world about their plight. They have shared stories of physical abuse, lack of medical facilities, mental stress, and in one case even murder at the hands of the security guards. Amir Taghinia, one of the few who made it out of Manus set up 'Manus Alert', a public channel on the cloud-based app Telegram to which he and his fellow refugees upload footage and their stories. It quickly became one of journalists' main sources of information. "If I didn't smuggle that phone inside the centre, and I couldn't get internet on that small, old smartphone, I wouldn't be in here," says Taghinia, who spent four years on Manus but is now in Canada. "I did everything with that small phone ... I think right now around 600 people are on that channel and the majority of them are Australians and journalists." Yet, despite sources such as Manus Alert, journalists are increasingly steering away from this story. Not least because Australian audiences have grown increasingly apathetic. Reporting on Manus and Nauru no longer gets the clicks, the likes, that too often drives the media's agenda. Typically, the images Australians are seeing are distant and limited. Taken from afar, they lack the faces and personal stories that tend to affect audiences. They fail to capture what's happening up close. And the few outlets the authorities in Canberra have allowed into the camp: The Australian newspaper and Sky - both owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp - and Channel 9, are known for sticking to the government's line. "I think privileged access is given to certain media and certain outlets that portray Australian policies in a certain light, the reporting that they've done has been very superficial," explains Pearson. "It's barely scratched the surface, it focused a lot on things like the physical facilities that the refugees and asylum seekers are living in, the physical standard of the accommodation, and saying that well, you know they're living in nice houses, this is all being paid for by the Australian government so therefore you it's a life all good on Nauru." More from The Listening Post on: YouTube - http://aje.io/listeningpostYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJListeningPost Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJListeningPost Website - http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost

27 ноября 2014, 09:05

ЕС vs США: Google предлагают разбить на куски

Европейский парламент готовится к обсуждению странного вопроса: "стоит ли разделить компанию Google на несколько отдельных сервисов?" У американских коллег сама идея вызывает все возможные негативные эмоции - от недоумения до негодования.  Показать "Кузькину мать" Европарламент не способен разрушить Google. В конце концов, штаб-квартира компании находится в США, и кроме американских властей структуру ее бизнеса никто не может изменить. Но в Европе продолжается антимонопольное расследование деятельности Google, в рамках которого политики и чиновники придумывают новые способы ограничения экспансии американцев на своей территории. На таком фоне действия Европарламента являются скорее намеком на продолжение преследования зарубежного интернет-гиганта. Законотворцы могут поддержать идею отделения поисковика Google от других фирменных сервисов. Если это произойдет, американцы должны получить четкий сигнал, отражающий позицию властей Евросоюза. До сих пор центральное место в расследовании занимали именно антимонопольщики из Еврокомиссии. В Америке на выпад со стороны европейцев уже отреагировали сразу два правительственных комитета. Их представители, сенаторы Рон Уайден и Оррин Хэтч заявили: "Это предложение и другие подобные ему идеи способствуют строительству стен, а не мостов. При этом не учитываются в полной мере те негативные эффекты, которые могут навредить торговым отношениям США и ЕС". В США считают, что Европа нарушает принцип открытых рынков. Говорится также о "политизации" процесса. Действующие лица Интересно, что против разделения Google выступает Гюнтер Эттингер. Да, тот самый Гюнтер Эттингер, который раньше отвечал за энергетику и присутствовал на переговорах между Украиной и Россией по газу. Теперь он еврокомиссар по вопросам цифровых технологий. Эттингер уверен, что бить Google на части никто не будет. Кто же тогда решил голосовать? Это Андреас Шваб, представитель консервативного крыла Европарламента и испанец Рамон Тремоза, представляющий интересы Каталонии. Эти политики утверждают, что усилия Еврокомиссии пока не оправдали себя, а поведение Google на рынке Старого Света напоминает монополизм. "До сих пор Google отказывалась придумать какие-либо идеи, способные изменить ситуацию и снять претензии со стороны Еврокомиссии. Вместо этого компания продолжала вести дела как ей заблагорассудится. Таким образом она давит на конкурентную среду, что вредит европейским потребителям и бизнесу", - считают Шваб и Тремоза.  Ссылки по теме Мердок: "Google – шайка пиратов" Европа забывает, Google хочет вспомнить все Google наконец договорилась с европейскими властями В самой Еврокомиссии произошли перестановки. Хоакин Альмуния отправился в отставку, и его место заняла Маргрете Вестегер. Интересно, какую позицию займет она и как далеко готова будет пойти ради обеспечения свободной конкуренции на интернет-рынке в том виде, в каком эту конкуренцию видят консерваторы из Европарламента. Битва за правду или зависть? В данный момент 90% поисковых запросов в Европе приходится на Google. В 2010г. конкуренты подали жалобу на американского игрока, объявив, что он мешает им развиваться. Речь идет в частности о рекламе и выгодном положении партнеров в поисковых результатах. Напомним, что ранее медиа-магнат Руперт Мердок сделал громкое заявление по поводу Google. С помощью исполнительного директора News Corp Роберта Томсона он попытался донести до антимонопольных органов мысль о том, что Google отдает предпочтение своим сайтам-партнерам. Если пользователь вбивает запрос в поисковик, то якобы получает именно те результаты, которые принесут Google максимальное количество денег. Подобные претензии озвучивались и раньше, но News Corp сформулировала их, пожалуй, максимально жестко. Отметим, что Google все-таки пытается найти мирное решение. Так в начале этого года компания согласилась выводить в результатах поиска рекламные объявления, предоставляемые конкурентами.

27 ноября 2014, 09:05

ЕС vs США: Google предлагают разбить на куски

Европейский парламент готовится к обсуждению странного вопроса: "стоит ли разделить компанию Google на несколько отдельных сервисов?" У американских коллег сама идея вызывает все возможные негативные эмоции - от недоумения до негодования.  Показать "Кузькину мать" Европарламент не способен разрушить Google. В конце концов, штаб-квартира компании находится в США, и кроме американских властей структуру ее бизнеса никто не может изменить. Но в Европе продолжается антимонопольное расследование деятельности Google, в рамках которого политики и чиновники придумывают новые способы ограничения экспансии американцев на своей территории. На таком фоне действия Европарламента являются скорее намеком на продолжение преследования зарубежного интернет-гиганта. Законотворцы могут поддержать идею отделения поисковика Google от других фирменных сервисов. Если это произойдет, американцы должны получить четкий сигнал, отражающий позицию властей Евросоюза. До сих пор центральное место в расследовании занимали именно антимонопольщики из Еврокомиссии. В Америке на выпад со стороны европейцев уже отреагировали сразу два правительственных комитета. Их представители, сенаторы Рон Уайден и Оррин Хэтч заявили: "Это предложение и другие подобные ему идеи способствуют строительству стен, а не мостов. При этом не учитываются в полной мере те негативные эффекты, которые могут навредить торговым отношениям США и ЕС". В США считают, что Европа нарушает принцип открытых рынков. Говорится также о "политизации" процесса. Действующие лица Интересно, что против разделения Google выступает Гюнтер Эттингер. Да, тот самый Гюнтер Эттингер, который раньше отвечал за энергетику и присутствовал на переговорах между Украиной и Россией по газу. Теперь он еврокомиссар по вопросам цифровых технологий. Эттингер уверен, что бить Google на части никто не будет. Кто же тогда решил голосовать? Это Андреас Шваб, представитель консервативного крыла Европарламента и испанец Рамон Тремоза, представляющий интересы Каталонии. Эти политики утверждают, что усилия Еврокомиссии пока не оправдали себя, а поведение Google на рынке Старого Света напоминает монополизм. "До сих пор Google отказывалась придумать какие-либо идеи, способные изменить ситуацию и снять претензии со стороны Еврокомиссии. Вместо этого компания продолжала вести дела как ей заблагорассудится. Таким образом она давит на конкурентную среду, что вредит европейским потребителям и бизнесу", - считают Шваб и Тремоза.  Ссылки по теме Мердок: "Google – шайка пиратов" Европа забывает, Google хочет вспомнить все Google наконец договорилась с европейскими властями В самой Еврокомиссии произошли перестановки. Хоакин Альмуния отправился в отставку, и его место заняла Маргрете Вестегер. Интересно, какую позицию займет она и как далеко готова будет пойти ради обеспечения свободной конкуренции на интернет-рынке в том виде, в каком эту конкуренцию видят консерваторы из Европарламента. Битва за правду или зависть? В данный момент 90% поисковых запросов в Европе приходится на Google. В 2010г. конкуренты подали жалобу на американского игрока, объявив, что он мешает им развиваться. Речь идет в частности о рекламе и выгодном положении партнеров в поисковых результатах. Напомним, что ранее медиа-магнат Руперт Мердок сделал громкое заявление по поводу Google. С помощью исполнительного директора News Corp Роберта Томсона он попытался донести до антимонопольных органов мысль о том, что Google отдает предпочтение своим сайтам-партнерам. Если пользователь вбивает запрос в поисковик, то якобы получает именно те результаты, которые принесут Google максимальное количество денег. Подобные претензии озвучивались и раньше, но News Corp сформулировала их, пожалуй, максимально жестко. Отметим, что Google все-таки пытается найти мирное решение. Так в начале этого года компания согласилась выводить в результатах поиска рекламные объявления, предоставляемые конкурентами.