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23 January 2012 | Reuters
23 January 2012 | Knight Centerstudy released Thursday, Jan. 19, by eMarketer, reported AdAge, adding that this would "represent a watershed in the media business." Forbes noted that such a forecast means "digital remains the sole bright spot for newspapers and magazines," as print ad revenue dropped 9.3 percent to USD 20.7bn in 2011, the report said. The report also noted that total U.S. ad spending is expected to increase 6.7 percent to USD 169.5bn in 2012, attributed to campaign ads and mobile advertising, said Mashable. The Mobile Market 2011 Review released Tuesday, Jan. 17, showed mobile advertising skyrocketed in 2011, with tablet ad impressions up 771 percent, reported Tech Crunch. Meanwhile, mobile advertising on tablet computers is "outpacing and outperforming" the printed versions of the ads, reported the site Tab Times. Research from marketing company Affinity shows that iPad and tablet users have better product recall and are more likely to make a purchase after viewing an ad than those who viewed print ads.
23 January 2012 | New York Times
23 January 2012 | Radio Netherlands
23 January 2012 | Knight Centerreported ANSA. The controversial bill was introduced in September 2011 by Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter, and was part of the "Bill to Fortify the Protection of Public Order," explained Prensa Latina. In a letter addressed to 120 representatives, the Chilean Union of Journalists said that the bill "violates public liberties, liberty of expression and public protest, both recognized internationally and by the Chilean State as fundamental rights." According to the Paraguayan newspaper ABC, the Journalists Circle of Santiago considered the bill "the worst attack on the free practice of journalism since the installation of democracy in 1990."
23 January 2012 | AFP