Not so pure New Zealand, insights into horse racing, India’s crackdown on social media, murdered Russian journalist alive.
International media slams New Zealand’s pure water claims
Various international media organisations have taken aim at New Zealand, publishing unflattering reports about the state of the country’s water.
They include a German television channel, Vice Media, The Guardian, and The Economist.
All the reports are contradictory to the ‘100% Pure’ message that is heavily present in the country’s tourism advertising.
To read more on this, published by the New Zealand Herald, click here.
Insights into horse racing
A new media company in America, will tell the inside story of the sport of horse racing.
World Horse Racing will not only focus on the major events that make up the sport, but also the personalities, both human and equine, that participate.
Four parties are behind the company; Ascot and Goodwood Racecourses in the UK, Breeders’ Cup in the USA, and Australia’s Victoria Racing Club.
To read more about the venture, published by America’s Best Racing, click here.
India’s crackdown on social media and emails
In an effort to boost nationalism and curb the scurge of posts from the country’s adversaries, the Indian government is looking to employ a company to provide analytical software and a team of at least 20 professionals to “power a real time New Media Command Room.”
This was revealed in a lengthy tender posted online.
Multiple platforms, including Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Internet forums and even email, will be monitored for signs of fake news, propaganda, and government slander, and to promote a positive image of the country.
To read more about the India government’s efforts, published by Bloomberg, click here.
Murdered Russian journalist alive
Like a story in a spy novel, the death of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, had a twist ending; he was in fact alive and well.
His death had been staged by the Ukrainian government to expose a plot by the Russians, furthering tensions in the region.
No words written here can do this story justice, but The Telegraph did so in their piece, which can be found here.