Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have called for the closure of Al Jazeera. Reuters reports that the states – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain – have sent Doha a list of 13 demands, which also include a reduction in ties with Iran. They have given Qatar 10 days to comply, after which the list will become void. This has been taken to mean that there would no longer be an offer to end a dispute between them and Qatar.
Quintuple packages are becoming increasing popular in Spain, with households on average paying almost €90 a month in 2016 to receive one. This, says the regulator CNMC, was 8% more than a year earlier. By way of contrast, households opting for quadruple packages paid only €65.7 a month, barely 1% more than in 2015. As of the end of 2016 over one in four (27%) households received quintuple packages, while over half (52%) opted for quadruple packages excluding pay-TV.
A number of leading Spanish broadcasters have been caught up in a scandal involving the fraudulent collection of copyright fees. El Pais reports that the implicated parties include musical publishers, TV stations and the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE). The scandal, referred to as ‘The Wheel’, involved creating “low quality” songs or “slightly touching up” existing ones that no longer generated copyright fees.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".