Global round-up: Three Chinese journalists detained

Three journalists accused of writing stories that criticised a local government in Gansu province are facing charges of extortion.

Reporter for state-run Lanzhou Morning Herald Zhang Yongsheng was detained last month by police in Wuwei city, according to China Digital Times.

Two days later Wuwei police also detained Luo Huansu, a reporter for the Lanzhou Evening Herald, and Zhang Zhenguo, a journalist at the Western Business Herald.

They were accused of being Yongsheng’s accomplices.

A group of booksellers in Hong Kong went missing separately in October. The four men worked for a publisher and bookshop known for titles critical of China’s Communist elite.

149-year-old Canadian newspaper prints final edition

Canada’s Guelph Mercury published its final print edition on January 29, with a large -30- on its front page.

The -30-was used by the paper as a sign-off at the end of a story.

Coincidently, 27 full-time and three part-time positions, were cut with the end of the print edition, Poynter reports.

The Guelph Mercury was established in 1867, and was one of the oldest broadsheet daily newspapers in Ontario. It continues to publish as an online journal.

Kate Middleton guest-edits the Huffington Post

To help raise awareness of children’s mental health issues, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton will guest-edit the UK section of the Huffington Post.

For a day in February, the Duchess will invite a team from the Huffington Post to Kensington Palace.

“The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent years. She is delighted that The Huffington Post will help put a spotlight on this important issue,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“The Duchess will be commissioning contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sector as well as from young people, parents, and teachers.”

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