Germany turns the screw on Facebook, Business Insider launches in Italy and Japan, The Independent scales in the US: this week in media

Germany turns the screw on Facebook, Business Insider launches in Italy and Japan, The Independent scales in the US: this week in media

Germany aims to clamp down on Facebook

Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas is calling on the EU to treat platform companies like Facebook and Google to be treated as media companies, and therefore to be accountable for the content they publish.  Read more on Reuters >>

BBC scales its Indian operations

The BBC is launching 4 new local Indian language editions giving it a potential reach of 250 million and establishing itself as India’s biggest foreign media company.  Read more on Nieman Lab >>

Snapchat files its IPO

Snapchat has privately filed documents for an IPO, with indications that they’re likely to be targeting a valuation of between $20 and $25 billion.  Read more on Recode >>


Business Insider scales globally with local partnerships

Business Insider launches in Italy and Japan via local media partnerships, building on its existing global footprint of 12 editions.  Gruppo Espresso will publish the title in Italy, and Mediagene in Japan.  Read more on Business Insider >>

UK’s Independent focused on US expansion

The UK’s Independent newspaper is to double its US editorial staff to 20 in the next 12 months, as it announces that for the first time its US traffic outnumbers its UK readership.  Read more on Digiday >>
 

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