Freedom of the press

Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's policies, shows an arrest form after being arrested by National Bureau of Investigation agents in a libel case Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last year, was arrested over a libel complaint from a businessman which Amnesty International has condemned as "brazenly politically motivated." Duterte's government says the arrest was a normal step in response to the complaint. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 13, 2019 - 7:44 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case. Maria Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year...
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A Kosovo Serb protester carries a Serb flag and joins a demonstration against Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the town of Gracanica, Kosovo on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Every Saturday thousands of opponents of Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic march in various cities and towns across Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
February 09, 2019 - 1:44 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have marched in Serbia's capital of Belgrade to protest populist President Aleksandar Vucic, who is showing signs of nervousness after 10 consecutive weeks of anti-government demonstrations. The protests, which have spread outside of Belgrade, accuse...
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Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, talks to journalists as he leaves the Supreme Court after submitting appeal documents of the two journalists in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Lawyers for the two journalists sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act filed an appeal to the country's supreme court, after a high court judge rejected their appeal in January. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
February 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A lawyer for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act filed an appeal Friday with the Supreme Court seeking to overturn their convictions. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 handout image provided a Sudanese activist, a plain clothed policeman points his rifle at protesters during clashes in Khartoum, Sudan. Police used tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan's president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online. (Sudanese Activist via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 5:32 am
CAIRO (AP) — An independent union of Sudanese journalists says its members have started a strike in support of "legitimate" popular demands for freedom and democracy. A union statement Thursday says the three-day strike is also a protest against the "barbaric" assault by authorities on press...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website. A spokesman for the Springdale School District said Tuesday the Har-ber Herald could republish its months-long...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file picture a man shows the last printed edition of Nepszabadsag during a demonstration organized to express solidarity with Hungarian political daily Nepszabadsag in Budapest, Hungary. The owners of a vast majority of Hungary’s pro-government media outlets are donating their companies to a foundation, creating a huge right-wing media conglomerate. The Central European Press and Media Foundation’s assets will include cable news channels, internet news portals, tabloid and sports newspapers, all of Hungary’s county newspapers and numerous magazines, among others. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP, file )
November 28, 2018 - 4:43 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The owners of a vast majority of Hungary's pro-government media outlets said Wednesday they are donating their companies to a foundation, creating a huge right-wing media conglomerate. The Central European Press and Media Foundation's assets will include cable news channels...
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FILE - This April 18, 2011, file photo shows author Ron Chernow at his home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The White House Correspondents’ Association has announced that author Ron Chernow will speak at its annual dinner in April. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)
November 19, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer following the pushback over comedian Michelle Wolf's sharply anti-Trump...
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CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to journalists on the North Lawn upon returning back to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to immediately return Acosta’s credentials. He found that Acosta was “irreparably harmed” and dismissed the government’s argument that CNN could send another reporter in Acosta’s place to cover the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 6:55 p.m. CNN's Jim Acosta is back at the White House after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately...
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WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson poses for a photograph in Reykjavik, Iceland on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Hrafnsson says that the news that Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder, faces unspecified charges in the United States is a “black day for journalism.” (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)
November 16, 2018 - 3:46 pm
Academics, civil rights lawyers and journalists worry that an attempt by the United States to put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange behind bars could damage the free speech protections provided by the First Amendment. The prospect of such a prosecution became a lot more concrete when Assange's name...
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CNN's Jim Acosta walks into federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, to attend a hearing on legal challenge against President Donald Trump's administration. Trump's administration contends it has "broad discretion" to regulate press access to the White House as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of Acosta's "hard pass." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 15, 2018 - 5:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass." U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing...
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