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Oregon examines spyware investment amid controversy

Aug. 04, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The future ownership of an Israeli spyware company whose product has been used to hack into the cellphones of journalists, human rights workers and possibly even heads of state is up in the air. Major investors in a private equity firm that has...

On the bus or off, Venezuela journalists try to deliver news

Aug. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After boarding a bus in Venezuela's capital, Juan Pablo Lares sits in front facing the passengers, turns on a microphone and speaker, and delivers the news while a colleague holds a black cardboard frame around his face to mimic a television screen. ...

16 Maine students win scholarships to pursue journalism

Aug. 01, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scholarship funds in Maine have provided $335,000 in scholarships to 16 Maine students who want to pursue careers in journalism. The money is from the Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund and the Agnes Freyer Gibbs Scholarship Fund of the...

Inquiry into Malta journalist's slaying faults state

Jul. 29, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — An independent inquiry into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia released on Thursday has found that the Maltese state “has to bear responsibility” for the assassination due the culture of impunity that emanated from the highest levels of...

Beasley makes vaccination statement, then changes topics

Jul. 28, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Wide receiver Cole Beasley continued his crusade against vaccinations and the NFL’s COVID-19 policies as the Buffalo Bills opened training camp, though he attempted to sidestep questions about his stance. Beasley opened his news conference...

Russian police raid home of investigative journalist

Jul. 28, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Russia raided the home of the chief editor of an investigative news site that was recently designated as a “foreign agent,” the latest move by authorities to raise the pressure on independent media before the country's September parliamentary election. ...

Groups say Myanmar journalists in peril amid crackdown

Jul. 28, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Journalists in Myanmar face extreme peril as the military-controlled government cracks down on independent reporting, human rights and media advocates say. The government installed by the military in a Feb. 1 takeover has criminalized many aspects of...

Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents

Jul. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as “foreign agents" Friday, raising pressure on the country's independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice Ministry said it added the...

Belarus shuts more civil society groups in wide crackdown

Jul. 23, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced the closure of 15 nongovernmental organizations, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil society activists that includes shutting dozens of NGOs. The groups ordered to close include the...

AP editor, Times columnist among new Pulitzer Board chairs

Jul. 22, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times opinion columnist Gail Collins, Associated Press Editor at Large John Daniszewski and journalist Katherine Boo have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board, the organization announced Thursday. They succeed ProPublica...