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Google privacy; Peter Greste trial; FIFA; Newsweek

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 June 2014

Google has taken the first steps to meet a European Court of Justice ruling that people can request links to information about them be taken off search results. Reports suggest Google has so far had over 40000 requests. The ruling has pleased some privacy campaigners but others argue it violates the fundamental principles of freedom of expression. Steve Hewlett is joined by Max Mosley who won a case against Google, and Padraig Reidy, a columnist for Index on Censorship.

Football's governing body FIFA has been engulfed in a scandal this week, with the Sunday Times newspaper publishing allegations of corruption surrounding the bidding process for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Coverage has spread across the world, with questions now being asked about what action, if any, FIFA will take? Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings, who has been writing about FIFA for many years, gives his take on the expose.

Three journalists -- including the former BBC correspondent Peter Greste -- appeared in court again in Cairo this week. The men, who all worked for Al Jazeera's English news channel, accused of airing false news, have been in prison for more than 150 days. Al-Jazeera English journalist Sue Turton, who is being tried in absentia, talks to Steve Hewlett about her hopes for a conclusion to the trial this week.

The first ever European edition of the current affairs magazine Newsweek is to launch this month The magazine stopped its print edition at the end of 2012, after 80 years of publication, citing declining advertising and subscription revenues. Now with new owners the print edition was re-launched in March of this year. So how viable is a European edition? Steve hears from Richard Addis, Editor in Chief of Newsweek, EMEA.

Producer: Katy Takatsuki.


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