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Leading journalists join call for EU copyright reform

Leading journalists from more than 20 countries joined a call Tuesday for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news content. European Parliament lawmakers return in September to discuss the proposal, a first draft of which was rejected last month after a fierce debate. The so-called copyright and neighbouring rights law aims to ensure that producers of creative content -- whether news, music or movies -- are paid fairly in a digital world. But the plans…