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US bars entry to 16 Saudis over murder of Journalist Jamal Khasoggi

The US State Department has banned entry to 16 Saudi nationals over their alleged involvement in the murder of Jamal Khasoggi, a journalist, as the Donald Trump’s administration continues to face harsh criticism over its handling of the affair. Khashoggi was killed on 2nd October, 2018, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a team ..

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Xinhua launchs world’s first female AI news anchor ‘Xin Xiaomeng’

China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua has launched the world’s first female AI news anchor ‘Xin Xiaomeng’ to read alongside its male AI news presenters. She was developed jointly by Xinhua and search engine company Sogou Inc. Xiaomeng is expected to make a debut in March during the upcoming meetings of the country’s national legislature and ..

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Afghanistan most deadliest place for journalists in 2018

As per latest report of Reporters without Borders (RSF), Afghanistan is the most deadliest country for journalists in 2018, with 13 deaths, followed by Syria (11) and Yemen (8). India has emerged among the world’s fifth-most deadliest place for journalists alongside a first-time entrant in the list – the United States. The report titled ‘Worldwide ..

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Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi named as Time magazine’s “Person of Year”

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October 2018 at his country’s embassy in Istanbul, has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for his work in journalism along with other journalists who faced politcal persecution for their work. Time Magazine referred to Khashoggi as a “Guardian of the Truth”. The magazine ..

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Xinhua news agency launches world’s first AI news anchor

China’s state news agency Xinhua has recently launched the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) news anchor at the ongoing 5th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. The anchor resembles a male human anchor with the voice and facial expressions of a real person. “He” learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as ..

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