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CNN's Ward says intimidation effort made on Russia story

Aug. 16, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video denigrating her work. Ward said she was shaken by the experience but it...

Media chiefs slam Australian press freedom curbs

Aug. 13, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's tarnished reputation as a bastion of press freedom came under further attack on Tuesday, with media executives telling a parliamentary inquiry there are many laws that criminalize journalism in a country plagued by an air of official secrecy. The comments came at the start of an...

Joseph White, former AP sports writer, dies at 56

Aug. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Joseph White, known for finding unique ways to write about sports and other topics during an award-winning career at The Associated Press, has died at age 56. White died Saturday, according to Jonathan Hines of the Coffman Funeral Home in Staunton, Virginia, where White was enjoying a...

New Australian rules for police investigating leaks to media

Aug. 9, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday told police to consider the importance of a free and open press when investigating leaked documents after raids on journalists' offices and a home in June sparked outrage about suppression of free speech. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said...

Conservative think tank sues Wisconsin's Evers over access

Aug. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative think tank has filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, alleging he violated the First Amendment rights of staff members who were denied access to a press briefing and kept off an advisory list sent to other reporters. The MacIver Institute...

Changing the channel on the bad rerun of shooting coverage

Aug. 6, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Revulsion over the weekend's twin mass shootings and the nagging sense that it's all an inconclusive rerun has frustrated the news media and those who rely upon it — and triggered the stirrings of a new debate over how such tragedies should be covered. "It's time for journalists to...

Longtime Colorado reporter John Ensslin dies at 65

Aug. 6, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — John Ensslin, a longtime Colorado reporter and a former president of the Society of Professional Journalists, has died. He was 65. Colorado Politics, where Ensslin worked, reported he was found dead in his Denver apartment Monday morning. A cause of death was not immediately released....

Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering

Aug. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent investigative reporter in Tanzania was charged Monday with money laundering and will remain behind bars, a week after he was arrested in Tanzania for questioning about his nationality. Erick Kabendera, who writes for a number of local and international...

Was Polish scandal a Russian test for US election tampering?

Aug. 4, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — High-ranking Polish politicians used a side door to get to the VIP section of Sowa & Przyjaciele, a posh Warsaw restaurant. Sealed off from other patrons, government ministers and lawmakers felt free to speak their minds while enjoying continental cuisine and wine at taxpayers'...

Mexican journalist killed in Veracruz, 10th murdered in 2019

Aug. 3, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — A journalist in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz has been shot dead just days before he was scheduled to testify before state authorities about threats of violence against him. The state attorney's office said in a statement that Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vázquez was found dead at his...