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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 01, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 30 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Supreme Court at abortion crossroads: The Supreme Court takes up its most important abortion case in years on Wednesday, and...

Ethiopia seeks to restrict media reporting on yearlong war

Nov. 26, 2021 08:18 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government has issued a new order aiming to restrict media reporting of the country’s yearlong war, prohibiting the sharing of non-official information on “military-related movements, battlefront results and situations.” The...

Pakistan woman journalist targeted in eastern city of Lahore

Nov. 25, 2021 13:31 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An assailant targeted a female Pakistani journalist in the eastern city of Lahore while she was driving with her daughter and sister late at night, the police said Thursday. The attacker used an iron bar to smash the car’s front windshield in...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 21 The Chicago Tribune on the aftershocks of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: What a seismic difference a trial has made to public and media perceptions of Kyle...

Journalists released after arrest at B.C. pipeline dispute

Nov. 22, 2021 21:37 PM EST

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia (AP) — A photojournalist and a documentary filmmaker have been released by a Canadian judge, three days after being arrested while covering police enforcement of an injunction against pipeline protests in northern British Columbia. Amber...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...

Feds confirm Project Veritas raids were part of theft probe

Nov. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors confirmed Friday in a court filing that FBI agents seized phones and electronic devices from people connected with the conservative group Project Veritas as part of an investigation into interstate transportation of stolen property. ...

Journalist Maria Ressa reflects on Nobel Peace Prize win

Nov. 17, 2021 20:53 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Maria Ressa says much still remains uncertain about her life in the month since she became the first ever Filipino and the first working journalist in more than 80 years to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Will her battle against a libel suit in the...

Former Cuban journalist dissident Raul Rivero dies at 75

Nov. 15, 2021 17:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Raul Rivero, a one-time foreign correspondent for official Cuban media before he broke with the government and was jailed for months in a widespread crackdown, has died at age 75. Rivero's death on Nov. 6 following respiratory problems at a Miami hospital...

Hong Kong authorities deny visa to Economist journalist

Nov. 13, 2021 03:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities declined to renew a visa for a foreign journalist working for The Economist without any explanation, the magazine said. Sue-Lin Wong, who is Australian, was based in Hong Kong and covered China and the southern semi-autonomous...