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Pressured over media rights, Myanmar frees Reuters reporters

May. 7, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two Reuters journalists whose imprisonment for their reporting on the Myanmar military's abuses of Rohingya Muslims drew the world's attention to curbs on freedom of the press were freed in a mass presidential pardon. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, walked out of Yangon's notorious...

Correction: New Orleans Newspapers story

May. 3, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story that moved May 2 about the purchase of a New Orleans newspaper and its website, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a restaurant. It is Galatoire's, not Galitoire's. In the same story, The Associated Press earlier corrected the name of one of the people making the...

Assange refuses extradition to US; long legal fight expected

May. 2, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A defiant Julian Assange told a London court Thursday he will fight extradition to the United States to face charges of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer, arguing that his work as WikiLeaks founder has benefited the public. Speaking by video link from Belmarsh Prison in southeast...

The Latest: WikiLeaks' Assange to fight extradition to US

May. 2, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A British judge has said a U.S. extradition case against Julian Assange will take "many months," as he set a new procedural hearing for May 30. Judge Michael Snow says a more substantive hearing is set for June 12....

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Apr. 23, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the...

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

Apr. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Huerta, Hansberry documentaries among Peabody Award winners

Apr. 16, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for documentary programs. "Independent Lens: Dolores" and "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes-Feeling Heart" both aired on PBS. The films are among the eight Peabody-winning documentaries...

AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

Apr. 15, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year...

Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

Apr. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Capital Gazette staff members stayed silent and somberly exchanged hugs Monday when the Maryland newspaper won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom. Before the announcement, newspaper employees gathered in their...

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...