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.
EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other U.S.-backed forces to close in on Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.