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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference to announce the Trump administration's restoration of sanctions on Iran, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Watchdog: State Dept lied about rescinding woman's award

Sep. 25, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has determined that the agency lied about the reasons it rescinded a prestigious award to a Finnish journalist, finding she was denied the honor because of her criticism of President Donald Trump. The department said it made a mistake in...

Media rights group denounces arrest of Pakistani journalist

Sep. 25, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international media rights group on Friday voiced concern over the brief arrest of a Pakistani journalist this week for allegedly carrying weapons while reporting on a court case in the capital, saying Pakistani authorities should investigate the misuse of law in order to stop the...

In this Monday, July 6, 2020, file photo, a police van is surrounded by press photographers at a court in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's professional journalism association on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, protested new rules restricting who can provide press coverage during demonstrations, saying the government has no right to determine who is or isn't a reporter. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu/ File)

Hong Kong journalists protest new accreditation rules

Sep. 24, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s professional journalism association on Thursday protested new rules restricting who can provide press coverage during demonstrations, saying the government has no right to determine who is or isn't a reporter. The rules outlined in a Tuesday letter from police have been...

A supporters holds up a banner as he protests with others in front of the Casablanca Courthouse, in Casablanca, Morocco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on the first day of the hearing of journalist and activist Omar Radi. The arrest of journalist Omar Radi follows numerous summons following a police investigation into suspicion of receiving funds linked to foreign intelligence. The investigation came after rights group Amnesty International accused Morocco of using Israeli-made spyware to snoop on its phone. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Jailed Morocco journalist probed by court on rape charge

Sep. 22, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan journalist and human rights activist held by authorities for weeks on charges of undermining state security, receiving foreign funding and rape, appeared before an investigating judge in Casablanca on Tuesday. Omar Radi's hearing focused on the charges of “indecent...

Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek

Sep. 22, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are investigating the death of an American author and journalist who died while traveling overnight from the Turkish Black Sea coastal city of Samsun to Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Tuesday. Andre Vltchek, 57, and his wife were traveling...

In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 photo, Wajiha Khanian, a female journalist from local tv channel Dawn News, interviews during protest, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile and vicious, some threatening rape, others even threatening death and the culprits are most often allied to the ruling party, even prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on Friday condemning the relentless attacks. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalists

Sep. 18, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan — vicious assaults that have threatened rape and even death. The attacks often follow instances of public criticism of the ruling party, led by Prime...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, speaks after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, Pa. The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate wants journalists who wrote about his campaign spending to pay thousands in costs to produce those records. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Top-ranking state senator sues journalists over records cost

Sep. 16, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate wants journalists who wrote about his campaign spending to pay thousands in costs to produce those records. Spotlight PA and The Caucus reported Wednesday that a hearing is scheduled for next month in the litigation brought...

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Pandemic forces journalists to rethink campaign coverage

Sep. 15, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus shutdown began, ABC News' Martha Raddatz figured her plan for a cross-country road trip to meet voters would be shelved, too. Instead, this week Raddatz nears the end of a 6,000-mile journey, where in Ohio she found a man who said President Trump “almost walks on...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020 file photo, Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni flashes the V sign as he leaves the courthouse in Algiers. An Algerian court sentenced on Tuesday journalist Khaled Drareni to two years in prison on appeal, in a trial that rights group have denounced as violating press freedom. Drareni, editor of the Casbah Tribune news site and Algeria correspondent of RSF and the French TV channel TV5 Monde, played a prominent role in covering the country's pro-democracy movement last year.(AP Photo/Str, File)

Algerian journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

Sep. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court on Tuesday sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to two years in prison on appeal, reducing his original sentence, in a trial that rights group have denounced as violating press freedom. Drareni, editor of the Casbah Tribune news site and Algeria correspondent of...

A Chinese journalist wipes his forehead while looking at his smartphone during a daily briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. A Chinese-born Australian journalist for CGTN, the English-language channel of China Central Television, has been detained in China, Australia's government said Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Australia minister warns foreign journalists amid China spat

Sep. 12, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A senior Australian government minister on Sunday warned foreign journalists working in the country they might come under the scrutiny of federal agencies if they provide a “slanted view” of Australian affairs. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton made the comments during a...