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Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

Jun. 28, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 26, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to close the dead suspect loophole In the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, families of the victims in Uvalde have pleaded with law enforcement for a full accounting of a...

Review: 'Cabin Fever’ captures the horror of COVID cruise

Jun. 21, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

“Cabin Fever: The Harrowing Journey of a Cruise Ship at the Dawn of a Pandemic” by Michael Smith and Jonathan Franklin (Doubleday) Imagine stepping off a dock in Buenos Aires in early March 2020 to board a ship with 1,242 fellow passengers and 586 crew members for a cruise around...

Joe Vecchione, past NY Times sports editor, dies at age 85

Jun. 17, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joseph J. Vecchione, whose decade tenure as sports editor of The New York Times included columnist Dave Anderson’s Pulitzer Prize and the hiring of William C. Rhoden to become among the earliest Black columnists at a U.S. major metropolitan newspaper, died Friday. He was 85. ...

Palestinian reporter for Iranian agency beaten in West Bank

Jun. 17, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian reporter working for an Iranian news agency was briefly abducted, beaten and threatened by Palestinian gunmen after covering the violent dispersal of an Islamist student demonstration in the West Bank earlier this week. The Tasnim news agency says the...

Report: Israeli police clear officers at reporter's funeral

Jun. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police investigation has found that police engaged in misconduct during the funeral of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but those who supervised the event will not face serious punishment, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. Israeli...

Worries aside, poll finds most journalists would do it again

Jun. 14, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists face harassment, fight against misinformation and are keenly aware of the industry's financial troubles and the dim view many Americans have of them. Despite all that, most love their jobs and wouldn't trade it for something else. Those...

Zimbabwe reporter fined on accreditation for New York Times

Jun. 14, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday convicted a journalist on charges of breaking the country’s immigration laws by allegedly arranging fake accreditation papers for two correspondents for the New York Times. The Bulawayo magistrates court fined Jeffrey Moyo...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 13, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 12, 2022. Editorial: McConaughey, Abbott illustrate our stark divide on guns In the 19 days since a gunman massacred 19 children and two schoolteachers in Uvalde, two of Texas’ most prominent figures stepped into the national...

Washington Post fires reporter in center of online battle

Jun. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post has fired Felicia Sonmez, who triggered a vigorous online debate this week over social media policy and public treatment of colleagues after she criticized a fellow reporter for retweeting an offensive joke. The Post said Friday it would not...