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German tabloid Bild fires its editor after reports of sexual misconduct… but it’s all about money, not press integrity

As Germany’s biggest news outlet appoints Johannes Boie, 37, its new editor-in-chief today, having finally sacked former boss Julian Reichelt over allegations of sexual impropriety at work, those young female interns and junior reporters might claim victory. But his departure was really all about the business. Nothing more. The publishing …

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Long-serving editor of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta Muratov wins 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for ‘efforts to safeguard freedom of expression’

The decision, announced by committee chair Berit Reiss-Andersen on Friday, was accredited due to Muratov and Ressa’s commitment to free speech, which was described as “a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” According to the official Twitter account of the Nobel Prize committee, Muratov has “defended freedom of speech in …

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‘No sane person’ believes in ‘freedom of speech’ in the West, RT editor-in-chief says as YouTube censors German-language channels

The purportedly permanent removal of the two YouTube channels, RT DE and Der Fehlende Part, followed a broad campaign against RT’s operations waged by German media and government officials, Simonyan insisted on Wednesday. The effort stemmed from the rapid audience growth the now-defunct channels have enjoyed, she believes. “Before the removal …

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‘A declaration of media war against Russia by Germany,’ claims RT editor-in-chief after YouTube deletes popular RT DE channels

Both channels have been deleted permanently, without the right of restoration. YouTube said the RT DE channel was serving a “community guidelines” strike for alleged “medical misinformation,” and that the DFP alternative posting those videos amounted to “attempting to circumvent the restrictions,” triggering the ban. Those “clear” rules are not …

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