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Former job is key in case against US journalist in Myanmar

Oct. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news service for which he had stopped working more than half-a-year previously, his lawyer said Friday. Danny...

Longtime Las Vegas TV reporter Tom Hawley dies at age 60

Oct. 15, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Hawley, a longtime traffic and news reporter in Las Vegas for KSNV-TV, has died after taking a leave due to pancreatic cancer, the station reported Friday. He was 60. Hawley was widely known in Las Vegas as “Chopper Tom" due his reports from the...

Missouri governor urged to appoint cybersecurity panel

Oct. 15, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Three months after creation of a commission to identify cybersecurity risks in state government, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has yet to appoint any members. A state lawmaker said Friday that vulnerabilities exposed on a state website prove the need for just such a panel of experts. ...

Efforts to track diversity in journalism are lagging

Oct. 14, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after George Floyd's killing focused attention on efforts to diversify newsrooms, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive. The News Leaders Association, a journalism trade group, extended the deadline for responses to its...

Steven DuBois, beloved and eclectic AP raconteur, dead at 53

Oct. 14, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steven DuBois, an Associated Press reporter who spent two decades sharing Oregon's biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide, died Tuesday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 53. Quiet and self-effacing, DuBois...

Russian minister visits Belarus, discusses media conditions

Oct. 14, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said he discussed the Russian media situation in Belarus during a visit to the country on Thursday following the arrest of a journalist who worked for a top Russian newspaper. Hienadz Mazheyka, a Belarusian reporter for...

Consortium behind Pegasus Project wins EU journalism prize

Oct. 14, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The consortium of journalists behind the Pegasus Project investigation into malware from Israel-based NSO Group that provided further evidence that it was used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents, won the top European Union journalism prize...

Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

Oct. 13, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content. Under...

Slain reporter's father takes on Facebook over violent video

Oct. 12, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death. Andy Parker said Tuesday the company is violating its own terms of service in hosting...

Navalny congratulates Nobel-winning Russian editor

Oct. 11, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whom many regarded as a top candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, has congratulated countryman Dmitry Muratov for winning it. Muratov, editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, was named prize...