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Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

>> The new BBC wildlife series Africa will make it clear when animals have been filmed under controlled conditions. The move comes a year after an episode of Frozen Planet, featuring a polar bear with her cubs, was criticised. Some shots in the programme were filmed in a Dutch zoo, but viewers assumed that the footage came from the Arctic. The producers of Africa said they felt it “appropriate to be more explicit” about the origins of such sequences.

>> Taiwan’s civic reform, journalist and labour organisations have mobilised against the acquisition of the large Next Media Group by tycoons linked with China. They say this threatens Taiwan’s news freedom and even the survival of its democratic political system.

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