‘Pirate Bay co-founder under arrest’
A co-founder of popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested in Cambodia at the request of Sweden, where he faces a one-year prison term for violating copyright laws, authorities said.
‘Lachlan Murdoch swallows DMG, eyes Fairfax’
Lachlan Murdoch yesterday acquired the 50 per cent of DMG Radio Australia he did not already own and is set to turn his attention to examining Fairfax Media’s radio assets.
‘Why media neutrality over the US presidential election is fuelling lies’
Journalists’ failure to challenge Paul Ryan’s Tampa speech showed the lack of rigour and challenge.
‘Ian Burrell: Comment isn’t free when bloggers have a hidden (and lucrative) agenda’
When The Guardian launched “Comment is free” in 2006, the title of the opinion-based adjunct to its website seemed perfectly suited to the spirit of the internet and the concept of “open journalism”, which the paper embraces. But the slogan [...] doesn’t sound quite so noble when the comment has been carefully constructed to further a hidden agenda which the author is being financially rewarded to support.
‘RJ Ellory: detected, crime writer who faked his own glowing reviews’
A best-selling British crime writer, RJ Ellory, used pseudonyms to pen fake glowing reviews about his “magnificent genius” online while simultaneously criticising his rivals.