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Pakistan revokes permit for TV over alleged anti-army remark

Aug. 12, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Friday revoked a broadcast permit for a private television station after it was taken off air following an interview during which an opposition party official allegedly incited troops and officers against the military leadership. ...

Social media addiction bill fails in California Legislature

Aug. 11, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features they know can harm children. The bill would have let the state attorney general or...

Pakistan arrests close aide to ex-PM Khan on treason charge

Aug. 09, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a prominent politician from the party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan for allegedly attempting to incite soldiers to revolt against the top military leadership. The arrest of Shahbaz Gill, chief of staff at Khan's...

Hamas issues, then rescinds, sweeping rules on Gaza coverage

Aug. 09, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers issued sweeping new restrictions on journalists after the recent conflict there, but then rescinded them, a group representing foreign media in Israel and the Palestinian territories said Tuesday. Palestinians who work with...

Arkansas lawmakers taking up tax cuts in special session

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are meeting this week for a special session on tax cuts and school safety grants that's been spurred by the state sitting on a $1.6 billion surplus. Leading up to the session, Democratic lawmakers have been calling for a raise in teacher...

SKorea to lift ban on NKorea TV, newspapers despite tensions

Jul. 22, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea plans to lift its decadeslong ban on public access to North Korean television, newspapers and other publications as part of its efforts to promote mutual understanding between the rivals, officials said Friday, despite animosities over the North's recent...

EU takes Hungary to highest court over LGBT, media rules

Jul. 15, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive intensified its legal standoff with Hungary on Friday by taking the country to the EU's highest court over a restrictive law on LGBT issues and media freedom. The EU had already tried for a year to make Hungary change a law that bans...

California social media addiction bill drops parent lawsuits

Jul. 14, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind proposal in the California Legislature aimed at holding social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products would no longer let parents sue popular platforms like Instagram and TikTok. The...

Trump social media firm subpoened by feds, stock regulators

Jul. 01, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's social media company and some of its employees received subpoenas from both a federal grand jury and securities regulators, according to a public disclosure Friday, possibly delaying or even killing a deal promising a cash infusion needed to take on Twitter. ...

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

Jul. 01, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s media watchdog has banned access to the Turkish services of U.S. public service broadcaster Voice of America and German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, prompting complaints of censorship. The Supreme Board of Radio and Television enforced a February warning...