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News Headlines - Wednesday September 3rd 2003


Neil Armstrong's historic 1969 moonwalk is the most popular news clip of the past century, ITN has revealed.

The assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 and the September 11 attacks on New York were the second and third most requested pieces of footage.

Other sought-after TV news moments include the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, and England football captain Bobby Moore lifting the World Cup in 1966.

ITN has compiled a list of the top 20 pieces of news footage in its archive, which dates back to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in 1896.

The ITN archive includes newsreels gathered by ITN, Reuters, Channel 4 and British Pathé.

Alwyn Lindsey, the archive's managing director, said: "The ITN archive is probably the finest visual document of the people and events that shaped the world since capturing it on film first became possible."

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  • The Independent

    A media safety group has condemned the recent killings of two journalists in the Philippines.

    The Committee to Protect Journalists has written an open letter to Philippines president Gloria Arroyo calling for a full investigation into the deaths of Rico Ramirez and Noel Villarante.

    Ramirez's body was found on the side of a road on August 20, although his death was only announced yesterday.

    Villarante was shot and killed by a gunman outside his house in Santa Cruz City on August 19.

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  • CPJ

    A Danish media group has launched the country's first all-Danish 24-hour news channel.

    The new station, 24NORDJYSKE, is available to cable subscribers and reaches 123,000 homes in northern Denmark.

    The network focuses on local regional news from the northern half of the Jutland peninsula and is owned by media group Nordjyske Medier.

    Editor Lars Joergensen said: "We know that people often are too busy to see regular news shows. We have solved that problem by broadcasting news all the time."

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  • PA Media Point

    Russians tuned in on Tuesday to the country's first 24-hour business news channel, which launched with content agreements with CNN International and CNBC Europe.

    The channel is to be "equal to leading Western news and analytical TV channels and adapted for the Russian audience," RBC-TV said in a statement.

    CNN will provide general world news coverage in exchange for the rights to use the Russian channel's content. CNBC, which as well as helping to train staff, signed a two-year agreement with RBC to allow the network to translate and use its daily market reports from Europe, Asia and the US and vice-versa.

    RBC will dub into Russian pre-recorded CNN and CNBC English-language reports and use subtitles or a voice over for breaking or live coverage.

    The channel is initially only available to viewers in Moscow and St Petersburg, although 12 cities with populations of more than 1m are expected to be covered by the end of September.

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  • The Moscow Times
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