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Banned Pakistani TV host apologizes over speech against army

Jun. 09, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A prominent Pakistani journalist who was banned and taken off air by his TV station after he criticized the country’s military last month at a protest against growing attacks on journalists has offered an apology, saying he had no intention to defame the army. ...

India asks Twitter to follow tough new social media laws

Jun. 05, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Saturday warned Twitter to immediately comply with the country’s new social media regulations, which critics say give the government more power to police online content. Twitter is involved in a tense battle with the Indian...

Pakistani TV bans host of talk show after he criticized army

May. 31, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani television station Monday took a prominent journalist off air, removing him as host of a popular talk show after he criticized the country’s powerful military, the journalist and rights groups said. The development comes just days after...

Florida sued over law to ban social media content blocking

May. 27, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two groups representing online companies sued Florida on Thursday over a new law that seeks to punish large social media businesses like Facebook and Twitter if they remove content or ban politicians. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill...

Florida law seeks to rein in large social media companies

May. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday that seeks to punish social media platforms that remove “conservative ideas” from their sites, though it is not clear if it would pass constitutional muster because it might violate the First...

Belarus president signs tough new law on media restrictions

May. 24, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The authoritarian president of Belarus on Monday signed a law sharply restricting news media activities and allowing them to be shut down without a court hearing. The move by President Alexander Lukashenko came a day after the arrest of a prominent...

Max Mosley, racing boss who took on UK tabloids, dies at 81

May. 24, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Max Mosley, who shook off the stigma of his family’s links to fascism to become international motorsport’s top administrator and later made a stand as a privacy campaigner in response to tabloid stories about his sex life, has died. He was 81. Friend...

Experts raise concerns after Texas execution without media

May. 20, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — While officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice are blaming miscommunication for preventing reporters from witnessing the state’s first execution in nearly a year, legal and death penalty experts worry it's another example of what they see as a lack of...

Report: Tenure offer revoked from slavery project journalist

May. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Faculty members of a North Carolina university want an explanation for the school's reported decision to back away from offering a tenured teaching position to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, whose work on the country’s history of slavery has drawn the ire of...

Iraq's prank TV show depicting IS attacks taken off air

May. 06, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Responding to viewer outrage, Iraq's media regulator canceled a TV prank show that lured guests into simulated ambushes by militants, forcing participants and viewers to relive some of the terror and fear that were widespread under the rule of the Islamic State group. ...