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Montana media groups appeal ruling over closed GOP meeting

Oct. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Members of the Montana media are appealing a state judge's ruling in a lawsuit over whether Republican members of a legislative committee legally held a secret meeting before voting on bills involving abortion and transgender health care. The media...

Belarusian authorities raid top independent newspaper

Oct. 20, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided the offices of the country's top independent newspaper and took two of its journalists for questioning. Belarusian authorities searched the offices of the Novy Chas (New Time) newspaper in the Belarusian...

Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

Oct. 19, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said was surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated. Cavuto, who learned of the test results after Monday's episode of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” wasn't on...

CBS wins for first time this season, led by '60 Minutes'

Oct. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won its first week of the new television season, primarily by being the network of choice for people who wanted to watch something other than sports. CBS had 14 of the 20 most-watched non-sports shows on network television last week, while NBC had...

State agency inadvertently releases employees vaccine status

Oct. 19, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s central administrative agency inadvertently released the COVID-19 vaccination status of more than 40,000 state employees to two media outlets. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a spreadsheet sent to them and the Statesman Journal was...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 19, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Parson blames journalism for his own sorry failures. He should apologize Missouri Gov. Mike Parson opened a morning press appearance Thursday with this: “Good afternoon, and thanks everybody for coming...

Malta vows better journalist protections, reforms

Oct. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Maltese government on Tuesday responded to a critical European human rights evaluation by vowing to soon propose new legislation to better protect journalists in the wake of the 2017 assassination of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia. ...

UN investigator: Gender equality in free speech is far off

Oct. 18, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent U.N. investigator warned Monday that despite the Nobel Peace Prize to courageous Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, “gender equality in freedom of expression remains a distant goal.” Irene Khan, the special investigator on the...

Top German tabloid editor ousted over misconduct claims

Oct. 18, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The powerful chief editor of Germany's best-selling newspaper has been removed from his post following revelations of misconduct, publishing company Axel Springer SE said Monday. Julian Reichelt was axed from the helm of the Bild tabloid “with immediate...

Data breach prompts review at Missouri teacher pension fund

Oct. 18, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials with the pension fund serving teachers and other public school employees in Missouri say they're reviewing safety protocols after a data breach last month. A notification on Friday from the Public School and Education Employee...