Carlo de Benedetti gives annual Thomson Reuters Foundation lecture
Chairman of CIR talks on media freedom in Italy in a live discussion from the Reuters Centre for Excellence in Journalism, Oxford
This is the live blog of the annual Reuters Memorial Lecture, which this year is being given by Carlo de Benedetti, ownerof CIR, publisher of la Repubblica and l`Espresso newspapers. Your anchors will be Reuters UK and Ireland bureau chief Jon Bramley and Italian-born Cecilia Valente, a correspondent based in London. The lecture starts at 5:30.
BEIRUT Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden and changing its name, to remove what it called a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians.