British TV personality abused corpses, new media outlets sprouting up in Spain

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org (also from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to get the day started, and from Sam Kirkland, here’s a digital and social media news roundup):

1. This is about dead bodies: On Thursday, Josh Halliday reported in The Guardian that Jimmy Savile, a former TV presenter in the U.K., posed dead bodies together, took pictures of them, “performed sex acts” with the bodies and took glass eyes to use for jewelry. Savile died in 2011. In June, the Guardian reported that Savile was also a child sex offender.

2. In Spain, a surge of new media outlets: Tough times for the industry have hit Spain, as they have most places, shutting down 200 outlets, WAN-IFRA reported Tuesday. But the news gets better. According to the report, between 2008 and 2013, about 300 new outlets and journalism initiatives have cropped up in the country.

3. There are currently about 14 journalists in prison in Egypt: One of them is photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade wrote Wednesday. On Monday, Joel Simon, executive director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, wrote “Egypt is currently holding at least 14 journalists in prison, placing the country among the world’s worst repressors.” Egypt ranks 159 out of 180 on Reporters Without Borders’ press freedoms index.

4. Now that’s some photoshopping: From BILD, in Berlin, Germany, today, a game-day jab at the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann. Nothing personal, clearly. (Image courtesy Newseum.)

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