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‘You made us proud’: Argentine paper celebrates second place

We’ve spent some time enjoying good, bad and the Turkish newspaper fronts during the World Cup. Here’s one last look at how newspapers in the losing and winning countries responded on the front page, courtesy the Newseum.

This is how you celebrate your team, even if that team came in second place (which seems pretty awesome to me). This front is from Buenos Aires Herald, in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

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And from BILD, in Berlin, Germany, the shiny gold trophy it has used as the letter “i” in its name for most of the World Cup finally pays off:

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Most of the Brazilian newspapers showed Germany’s team celebrating, but this is a nice photo illustration from Lance! — Rio de Janeiro:

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And finally, from Fotomac, in Istanbul, Turkey, just because we can:

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Chinese journalists get a warning; press freedoms halt in South Sudan

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 start your day, and from Sam Kirkland, tech and social media updates.)

1. Chinese journalists warned: The Chinese government warned journalists not to work with foreign media, Kiki Zhao reported Thursday in The New York Times.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, which regulates the media, in a notice dated June 30 but posted on its website this week, alerts Chinese journalists not to pass on any information obtained in the course of their work to any foreign media groups or to domestic media where they are not employed, and it re-emphasizes that they are not permitted to write for foreign news agencies.

2. A freeze on press freedoms in South Sudan: In a report Friday from Reporters Without Borders, the press freedom agency looks at South Sudan one year after independence and finds that because of renewed fighting, the promising press in the country has suffered.

3. In prison: In Burma, the CEO of a weekly newspaper and four of his journalists were given 10-year jail sentences, according to Reporters Without Borders. “They were arrested in February over an article reporting that a factory had been turned into a chemical weapons plant and was getting frequents visits from top generals.” RWB also wrote about increasing signs of press restrictions in Burma.

4. Now that’s a crook: Or a ninja. Either way, the bad guy or gal in the illustration on the front of Kleine Zeitung – Klagenfurt, in Klagenfurt, Austria gets points for fully committing. (Front courtesy Newseum.)

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Car carrying journalists hit in Gaza; Thai editor arrested thanks to Facebook comments

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. Car hit in Gaza: A car marked “TV” was hit in Gaza by an Israeli strike, Jack Mirkinson reported for The Huffington Post on Wednesday. The Palestinian driver of that car was killed and journalists were reportedly injured.

2. In prison: Thanapol Eawsakul, a magazine editor in Thailand, was released on Wednesday after four days in jail, according to Reporters Without Borders. Eawsakul was arrested after criticizing the military on Facebook. Also on Wednesday, Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli reported to jail on, Reuters reported. Rasouli will spend two years in jail and was also sentenced to get 50 lashes “over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda, sources close to the journalist said.”

3. If cows could take selfies… Here’s the front from The Chronicle Herald, in Halifax, Canada, courtesy Newseum.

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Strike deadline today for Globe and Mail; Brazil front pages aren’t happy

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. Strike deadline set for 4 p.m.: Unless a contract is agreed on, Toronto, Canada’s Globe and Mail union will begin its strike at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Vanessa Lu reported Tuesday in the Toronto Star. The fence put up around the building last week is still tweeting.

2. Israel accused of targeting journalists: Reporters Without Borders reported Tuesday that Israel is targeting journalists. RWB has a special report focusing on the dangers facing Palestinian journalists. Jack Mirkinson wrote about the report Tuesday for The Huffington Post.

Journalists have found themselves frequently caught in the crossfire in recent days. Last week, an NBC News crew filmed itself in the midst of a crowd of Palestinians being fired on by Israeli police in Jerusalem. CNN’s Ben Wedeman was also hit by a rubber bullet.

3. Arrests: Moroccan broadcast journalist Mahmoud Lhaisan was arrested Friday, Committee to Protect Journalists reported Tuesday, “after reporting on police abuse during protests following a World Cup game.”

4. Shame: I’m working on a whole collection of these, both from Brazil and the rest of the world after Brazil’s thorough walloping on Tuesday. Here’s one to start with, from Hoje Em Dia, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)

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Rooney Mara will play journalist held hostage in Somalia; Guardian names women’s editor to head of media

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. Journalist’s story goes to Hollywood: Actress Rooney Mara will play Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian journalist who was held captive for more than a year in Somalia in 2008, Jessica King reported for CNN on Monday. Last year, Lindhout wrote a book about her captivity, “A House In The Sky.”

A small plane carries Canadian Amanda Lindhout and Australian Nigel Brennan at Mogadishu airport, Somalia, in November 2009. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

A small plane carries Canadian Amanda Lindhout and Australian Nigel Brennan at Mogadishu airport, Somalia, in November 2009. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

2. A new role at The Guardian: On Monday, The Guardian reported that Jane Martinson, the women’s editor, was promoted to the role of head of media.

3. Reporter freed in Burma: Zaw Phay, a reporter for Democratic Voice of Burma, was freed on July 4, according to a July 7 report from Reporters Without Borders. Phay was sentenced in April to a year in prison “on charges of trespassing on government property and disturbing a civil servant.” He’s one of RWB’s 100 Information Heroes.

4. Somehow it works: Brazil and Germany play today in the World Cup semifinal. This front page, from Jornal de Santa Catarina, in Blumenau, Brazil, has a great game day outfit idea. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)

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Egyptian president wishes journalists had been deported; Nigerian editor missing

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. Deport them: Egypt’s president told local journalists that he wishes the foreign journalists recently given prison sentences had just been deported, Al Jazeera America reported Monday. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi didn’t name Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. The three have been detained since last December.

2. Leaving Huffington Post UK: Carla Buzasi, Huffington Post UK’s founding editor-in-chief, is leaving that role, Mark Sweney reported Monday in The Guardian. Buzasi’s headed for WGSN.

3. Arrests and a disappearance: People thought to be responsible for beating up journalists in Independence Square have been arrested in Kiev, KyivPost reported Monday. In Nigeria, Thomas Thomas, editor of Global Concord, has been missing since last week, Committee to Protect Journalists reported. Thomas’ colleagues thought the state security service was responsible.

4. Double duty front: From Mladá Fronta DNES, in Prague, Czech Republic, it’s an ad — no, it’s the front page — wait, it’s both. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)

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The Guardian on the BBC’s empire; BBC opens up trainings

Today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. On an empire: The Guardian is now on part six of Charlotte Higgins’ series looking at the BBC and “how it became a news outlet that was trusted internationally but now faces fundamental questions about its purpose.”

2. Journalism training in 11 languages: Speaking of the BBC, the BBC’s College of Journalism now offers free journalism training in 11 languages, Margaret Looney reported June 30 for the International Journalists’ Network. The videos and tutorials were first made to train BBC journalists.

3. In danger: According to a Thursday report from Reporters Without Borders, an independent magazine in Mexico City, Mexico was broken into on June 23. The editor of Contralínea, Miguel Badillo, had his home broken into previously. | RWB reported Wednesday that cameraman Newton González was shot and killed in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. | Also from RWB on Wednesday, a summary of attacks on members of the media in Ukraine.

4. Costumes make everything better: Today in The Chronicle Herald, in Halifax, Canada, window cleaners dressed up as superheroes. This should be a thing. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)

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UK news site runs ad for Russian brides; Ecuadorian newspaper stops printing under pressure

Today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. The Russian bride ad isn’t there anymore: The U.K. website Radio Times ran an ad for Russian Brides, Mark Sweney reported Wednesday in The Guardian. The ad came down after complaints by an ad watchdog, Sweney reported.

2. Arrests, charges and threats: While driving, El Nacional journalist Pedro Fernandez was shot at in the Dominican Republic, according to a Tuesday report from Reporters Without Borders. “A hand-written letter left at the scene warned the journalist that he would be killed unless he stopped writing about the city’s drug outlets.” | Two journalists that were captured in eastern Ukraine have been charged with espionage, Kyiv Post reported Tuesday. Anastasiya Stanko and Ilya Bezkorovainy have been held since Monday, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Aleksandr Chernov, a doctor who writes for a news site, has been held since Thursday.

3. Forced online: In Ecuador, the daily newspaper Hoy stopped printing its Quito edition and announced it would move online, John Otis reported Tuesday for Committee to Protect Journalists.

In an editorial published in its final print edition on Sunday, Hoy said that Ecuador’s restrictive Communications Law, which went into effect last year, and the government’s constant attacks on independent media had created “a scenario totally adverse to the development of a plural, free, and independent newspaper.”

4. Now this is a photo illustration: Argentina’s Ángel di María gets his wings. From Diário de Canoas, in Canoas, Brazil, courtesy Newseum.

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Australian journalists meet with Egyptian diplomat, government obstructing media in Honduras

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. Australian journalists meet with Egyptian diplomat: 10 Australian journalists met with an Egyptian diplomat and delivered a statement calling for the release of Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, the ABC reported Monday. More than 100 Australian news organizations signed the letter. Greste is Australian.

2. In Honduras, government “clearly obstructing serious and professional media”: Both human rights and media rights have suffered since the 2009 coup in Honduras, Reporters Without Borders reported Saturday.

Tighter government controls on the flow of information have had a direct impact on the work of journalists. Journalists Marylin Méndez and Dagoberto Rodríguez, the editor of the daily La Prensa, said no government minister talks to journalists without permission from the president’s office. The government is “clearly obstructing serious and professional media.” Rodríguez added.

3. Mexico’s out of the World Cup: And sad. Here’s the front page of La Razón de México, in Mexico City, courtesy Newseum:

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And one from Diario 24 Horas, in Mexico City:

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And one from Novedades de Quintana Roo, in Cancún:

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