At a ceremony in Hamburg, the German president praised The Times as “a flagship of freedom of the press” and “a beacon of reason in an age of rampant unreason.”
In an open letter, prominent women at the British broadcaster called for quick action to reduce the pay gap with men.
Once offering soft-core paeans to Russian life, the channel evolved into a news operation often accused of slanting, though not faking, reports.
Analysts say the network is spreading disinformation and undermining Western democracies, but its executives say it is just providing an “alternative” view.
The Sun endorsed leaving the bloc in a June 23 vote, just as a series of polls suggested support for a “Brexit” was picking up steam.
The government, presenting its plans for the BBC’s future, pulled back from radical changes but urged the publicly funded broadcaster to be more “distinctive” in its programming.
As Britain’s government prepares a new BBC charter, the country is questioning what role the broadcaster should have in the digital age.