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Press freedom groups want Seattle officers identified

Sep. 27, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Seattle (AP) — Twenty-five media and transparency groups are asking the Washington Supreme Court to allow the release of the names of the Seattle police officers who attended events in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 — the day of the insurrection. The Reporters Committee...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 27, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 25, 2021. Editorial: Biden administration misled America on Haitian migrants The most important leadership skill for any administration is to be frank, direct and purposeful — to say what they mean and mean what they say....

Muscogee citizens approve press protections for tribal media

Sep. 24, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

Muscogee Nation voters have approved press protections for their tribe's news enterprise. Citizens voted 1,914 to 596 last week to amend the tribe’s constitution to include press protections and mandate funding for Mvskoke Media, Indian Country Today reported. ...

Wisconsin teenager wins lawsuit over COVID social media post

Sep. 24, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school student on Friday won a federal lawsuit she brought against a sheriff who threatened her with jail time early in the COVID-19 pandemic if she didn't remove social media posts saying she had the virus. U.S. District Judge...

Judge: NPR can air recordings of newspaper shooting trial

Sep. 22, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — National Public Radio can air audio recordings from the trial of the gunman who killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in 2018, a federal judge has ruled in a case challenging Maryland's ban on broadcasting court proceedings. U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 8, 2021. Editorial: Consider COVID tests part of your duty to others Minnesota has prioritized no-cost, convenient options, and regular testing is key to controlling spread. Those who enjoyed...

Polish Senate rejects media bill affecting US-owned company

Sep. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate voted on Thursday to reject a media bill seen as targeting a U.S.-owned television network's ability to keep broadcasting independent news that is often critical of the right-wing government. However, the Senate has no power to stop...

Indian police raid homes, question 4 journalists in Kashmir

Sep. 08, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir raided the homes of four journalists on Wednesday, triggering concerns of a further crackdown on press freedom in the disputed region. After the raids in Srinagar, the region’s main city, the four journalists...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 30, 2021. Editorial: Plans needed to aid refugees While the final numbers probably won’t be released for a while, it’s clear that Wisconsin is playing a significant role in helping Afghan evacuees following the...

UK regulator clears Piers Morgan over comments on Meghan

Sep. 01, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s media regulator on Wednesday cleared TV personality and journalist Piers Morgan of any violations for making comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, that drew more than 50,000 viewer complaints, the largest number ever received by the watchdog agency. ...