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Vermont Court sides with TV station in police shooting case

Jul. 19, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has sided with a television station that sought to publicize a decision by a lower court that kept secret a decision denying police access to video of a fatal police shooting. The decision released Friday marked the first time the court has issued a ruling...

Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the...

Afghan police: Radio journalist killed in eastern province

Jul. 14, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a radio journalist has been killed in the eastern Paktia province. Nader Shah, a newsreader for Radio Gardez, was killed late Saturday. Police chief Mohammad Hosman Jahnbaz says it is not immediately clear if the killing was linked to his work or a personal...

Slain Canadian-Somali journalist Nalayeh a trailblazer

Jul. 13, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland and its people. On Twitter, she shared posts featuring marine life...

Materials used to search journalist's home remain under seal

Jul. 12, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Media advocacy groups are frustrated that materials used to execute search warrants against a San Francisco journalist remain sealed even after the police chief acknowledged the searches were probably illegal. Efforts to unseal warrant materials used to search the home and office of...

New memorial would honor slain journalists

Jul. 11, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

Three U.S. senators want a new memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor journalists killed in the line of duty. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is joining Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and fellow Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on legislation that would establish the memorial. The senators say...

Amal Clooney faults 'collective shrug' over slain journalist

Jul. 10, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and responding with "a collective shrug" over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Clooney, the British government's envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom that...

Rhode Island senators pay tribute to award-winning reporter

Jul. 9, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two U.S. senators have paid tribute to an award-winning television reporter who died recently. Longtime WJAR-TV reporter Jim Taricani spent his career exposing public corruption and covering organized crime. He died June 21 of kidney failure at age 69. Democratic...

Prize-winning Mississippi Delta journalist Nicholas dies

Jul. 9, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A longtime Mississippi newspaper editor who won a national award for editorials about press freedom has died. An obituary says Wayne Nicholas was 78 when he died Sunday at his home in Sunflower County. Nicholas won dozens of awards at the Bolivar Commercial from 1986 to 2005. The...

Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame announces inductees

Jul. 5, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees. Valerie Calhoun is the co-host of Good Morning Memphis on WHBQ-TV and recipient of five Emmys. Joe Edwards was the longtime music writer for the Associated Press' Nashville office who retired after...