Freedom of the press

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks with members of the media at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 14, 2020 - 9:42 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions. Public officials have said employees either don't...
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A man stands next to a logo at the headquarters of broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. on Wednesday May 6, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine church and business leaders expressed alarm Wednesday over a government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network, which has been a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
May 06, 2020 - 12:02 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine church and business leaders expressed alarm Wednesday over a government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network, which has been a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic. International watchdogs condemned the closure of ABS-...
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Activists hold slogans outside the headquarters of broadcast network ABS-CBN corp. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines. A Philippine government agency has ordered the country's leading broadcast network, which the president has targeted for it's critical news coverage, to halt operations after its congressional franchise expired, sparking shock over the loss of a major news provider during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
May 05, 2020 - 5:43 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The leading broadcast network in the Philippines went off the air under government order Tuesday, sparking shock over the loss of a major news provider during the coronavirus pandemic and accusations of targeting a presidential critic. The National Telecommunications...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi speaks during a press conference in Bucharest, Romania. Amnesty International says that journalism in Egypt has effectively become a crime over the past four years, as authorities clamp down on media outlets and muzzle dissent. The London-based rights group said in a report Sunday, May 3, 2020 that as the number of coronavirus infections in Egypt continues to rise, the government is strengthening information controls, instead of upholding transparency during the health crisis. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
May 02, 2020 - 10:41 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Journalism in Egypt has effectively become a crime over the past four years, as authorities clamp down on media outlets and muzzle dissent, Amnesty International said in a report released Sunday. As the number of coronavirus infections in Egypt continues to rise, the government is...
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In this Sept. 20, 2016, photo is Antioch planning commissioner Ken Turnage II in Antioch, Calif. City council members in Antioch voted unanimously Friday, May 1, 2020, to remove Turnage from his post as chairman of the city's planning commission after he suggested on social media that sick, old and homeless people should be left to meet their "natural course in nature" during the coronavirus pandemic. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group via AP)
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May 02, 2020 - 4:05 pm
ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city official has been ousted after he suggested on social media that sick, old and homeless people should be left to meet their “natural course in nature” during the coronavirus pandemic. City council members in Antioch, a city of about 110,000 people...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, Chinese Foreign Ministry new spokesman Zhao Lijian gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
April 24, 2020 - 12:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. They belong to a new generation of “Wolf Warrior” diplomats...
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This image shows the 17 new journalists joining the Associated Press in a partnership with Report for America to boost the news agency's statehouse coverage. Seen are from top L-R: Farnoush Amiri, Bryan Anderson, Cedar Attanasio, Sara Cline, Acacia Coronado, Sophia Eppolito. Middle L-R: Camille Fassett, Andrew Tsubasa Field, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, Mohamed Ibrahim, Michelle Liu, Samuel Metz. Bottom L-R: Anna Nichols, Patty Nieberg, Iris Samuels, Casey Smith, Leah Willingham. The journalists will cover beats including climate change, public health policy, infrastructure and voting security. They will help enhance statewide elections coverage and help chronicle the state economic and policy decisions that are being developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo)
April 23, 2020 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and Report for America are hiring 17 journalists to boost the AP's statehouse coverage. The journalists will cover beats including climate change, public health policy, infrastructure and voting security. They will help enhance statewide coverage of elections...
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April 14, 2020 - 8:56 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that a search warrant at the center of a national storm over press freedom was invalid. News Corp. journalist Annika Smethurst went to the High Court to overturn the warrant that was executed on her Canberra home in June last...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing a protective suit enters a hall during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities declared a war on "fake news" related to the new coronavirus. The crusade was triggered by what looked like a real disinformation campaign, but as the outbreak in Russia picked up speed and criticism of the Kremlin's "it is under control" stance mounted, the authorities cracked down on social media users doubting the official numbers and news outlets questioning the government's response to the epidemic. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 31, 2020 - 11:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country from the coronavirus. Solovei told radio station Echo Moskvy at least 1,600 people might have...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 file photo, a member of an honor guard wears a face mask as he stands guard in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. On Wednesday, March 17, 2020, China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to new U.S. restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 17, 2020 - 11:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. The Chinese government announced Wednesday that Americans working at three major U.S...
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