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FILE - People hold placards that read stop censorship during a rally against proposed government curbs on access to some websites in Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 18, 2014.

Censorship feared under Turkey’s new rules for online broadcasts

Turkish media freedom advocates are raising alarms about newly announced government powers to license, inspect and possibly censor online broadcasts in the country.
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Emmys: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ lead nominations

The HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ and the ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ got the most nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards. Newsmen report that in the nomination list, announced on Tuesday, ‘Game of Thrones’...
Few Netflix shows have generated more controversy than 13 Reasons Why, a series that initially began in season 1 with the premise of a teen girl leaving behind 13 tapes blaming people and explaining her decision to kill herself.

Netflix deletes suicide scene from popular youth show, ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix Inc. is removing a controversial graphic scene depicting a youth suicide from its popular young adult drama “13 Reasons Why”, following advice from medical experts, the company said on its Twitter account early on Tuesday.
Nollywood

Vivendi’s Canal+ acquires African film studio ROK

French pay-TV group Canal+ has acquired African film and television studio ROK, marking the first international acquisition in Nigeria’s film industry, popularly known as Nollywood.
Anthony Alabi

Nigeria’s Anthony Alabi stars on Netflix show ‘Family Reunion’

Nigerian-American actor Anthony Alabi is the star of new Netflix sit-com ‘Family Reunion’.

Multichoice, DSTV owners to sack 2,200 workers

Naspers’ pay-television business MultiChoice Group, owners of DSTV, is planning to lay off close to 2,200 workers in a shake-up of its customer care service, the company said on Friday.
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump refuses to apologise to Central Park Five over wrongful conviction

Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying "they admitted their guilt".
Brie Larson and stunt doubles (L-R) Ingrid Kleinig and Joanna Bennett

‘Avengers’ dominates MTV awards as Larsen honours stunt doubles

Box office-busting “Avengers: Endgame” dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as “Captain Marvel” star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.
L-R Kevin Richardson, Antron Mccray, Raymond Santana Jr., Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theatre on May 20, 2019 in New York City.

Five men wrongly convicted in New York relives years of pain with Oprah

The five men wrongly convicted of raping a jogger in New York’s Central Park in 1989 said on Sunday that a new Netflix Inc series about their case revived the pain from their ordeal but, for some, brought a sense of redemption.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear deal to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify, through their media company Higher Ground Productions.

Spotify signs podcast deal with the Obamas’ production company

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear deal to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify, through their media company Higher Ground Productions. The announcement is light on details, but heavy on aphorisms, saying the move continues the Obamas’ mission to “create compelling content that entertains and inspires viewers.”

Kanye West details struggles with bipolar disorder

Award winning rapper Kanye West has bared details on his struggles with bipolar disorder.

Netflix acquires Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Grand Prix’ winner

Netflix, America streaming giant, has acquired Senegalese feature film ‘Atlantics,’ which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the ‘Grand Prix’ award.
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Apple faces inevitable antitrust headache as EU launches App Store investigation

Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that was predictable the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road after it launches its video streaming service later this year.
A new study that shows adolescents are attempting suicide by overdose at increasing rates is further evidence that the pervasive public health problem needs more conversation and money, experts say.

Study: More young people, especially girls attempting suicide

A new study that shows adolescents are attempting suicide by overdose at increasing rates is further evidence that the pervasive public health problem needs more conversation and money, experts say.
FILE - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple TV during an event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, March 21, 2016. Reuters

Apple joins streaming market, says can coexist with Netflix

Far from being a Netflix Inc killer, Apple Inc envisions its forthcoming Apple TV+ streaming service as one that could sit alongside other services that viewers buy, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday.
Netflix will roll out new parental control features globally in the coming months. Ryan Anson-AFP-Getty Images

Thai cave rescue to be told in Netflix series

A dramatic Thai cave rescue that gripped the world in 2018 will get its story told as a Netflix series, an announcement made on Tuesday.
Beyoncé

Beyonce drops another surprise album

Beyonce, the queen of surprise and so much else, has again dropped a record with no warning: a live album to go with an upcoming Netflix documentary on her performance at Coachella last year.
Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Facebook spends more than $22 million on Mark Zuckerberg’s safety

Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

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Leicester's midfield marvel James Maddison is the man to take Liverpool to the next level, Jamie Carragher believes.

Jamie Carragher: James Maddison could take Liverpool to next level

The talented playmaker continues to catch the eye for the Foxes and created 100 chances last season, more than any other player in the Premier League.
Wizkid

Wizkid becomes first African to hit eight million monthly listeners on Spotify

Afropop star Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.

JAMB: Stanbic IBTC to give top 30 UTME candidates N15m scholarships

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that Stanbic IBTC will reward the top 30 candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be giving scholarship worth N15m.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games begins in Morocco

What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: Release of Iranian tanker unfortunate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Monday that it was unfortunate an Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar had been allowed to leave.