Freedom of the press

Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw She Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison after being released in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The chief of the prison said two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking the country's Officials Secrets Act have been released. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
May 07, 2019 - 8:42 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two Reuters journalists whose imprisonment for their reporting on the Myanmar military's abuses of Rohingya Muslims drew the world's attention to curbs on freedom of the press were freed in a mass presidential pardon. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, walked out of Yangon's...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:46 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rising tide of fake news and disinformation is dominating World Press Freedom Day discussions taking place this week in Ethiopia, which is hosting the event after freeing jailed journalists as part of sweeping reforms. As the world prepares to mark the day on Friday,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2018, combination file photo, Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone, are handcuffed as they are escorted by police out of a court in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, rejected the final appeal of the two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. They earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, one of journalism's highest honors. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
April 23, 2019 - 6:53 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The U.K. for the first time on Monday April 8, 2019, proposed direct regulation of social media companies, with senior executives potentially facing fines if they fail to block damaging content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that...
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March 27, 2019 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand jury that was involved in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is "continuing robustly," a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. The prosecutor, David Goodhand, made the revelation during a hearing over whether court filings in the Mueller probe should be...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, a student lights candle during a vigil to commemorate victims of March 15 shooting, outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by a man accused of massacring 50 people at two mosques. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
March 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with...
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March 19, 2019 - 12:40 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security. The move is the latest step by the government of President Abdel...
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German broadcaster ZDF's Istanbul bureau chief Joerg Brase poses for photographs in Istanbul, Sunday, March 10, 2019. Brase and Thomas Seibert of Tagesspiegel were stripped of their press credentials to work in Turkey and had left the country. They have called the government's move an attempt to silence international media and German officials have criticised Turkey's refusal to renew their accreditations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 10, 2019 - 11:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two German journalists who were stripped of their media credentials to work in Turkey called the government's move an attempt to silence international news organizations and said they refused to be intimidated. German public broadcaster ZDF's Istanbul bureau chief, Joerg Brase, and...
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Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as Shawkan, center, is hugged by his parents at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shawkan was released after after five years in prison. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
March 04, 2019 - 12:11 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home Monday to hugs from family and friends, pledging to continue working despite severe restrictions imposed on his movements, including having to spend the nights at a police station nearby...
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March 02, 2019 - 8:21 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Several hundred Croatian journalists have rallied in the capital Zagreb against what they say is pressure on journalists and curbing of media freedoms in the European Union country. The gathering on Saturday dubbed "You took over media, we won't give up journalism," was...
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