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Clooney hopes media will be 'kinder' to Meghan the mom

May. 8, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is hoping the media will be gentler to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after she gave birth to a baby boy. "I think people should be a little kinder. She's a young woman who just had a baby, you know?" Clooney told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Clooney is a good friend...

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...

UN office hails Myanmar journalists' release, with a caveat

May. 7, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office is praising the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison in Myanmar, but says a "very dire situation" remains for freedom of expression in the Asian country. Rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani hailed "good news" but insisted that...

World Press Freedom Day events raise alarm on fake news

May. 2, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rising tide of fake news and disinformation is dominating World Press Freedom Day discussions taking place this week in Ethiopia, which is hosting the event after freeing jailed journalists as part of sweeping reforms. As the world prepares to mark the day on Friday, media...

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...