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AP editor, Times columnist among new Pulitzer Board chairs

Jul. 22, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times opinion columnist Gail Collins, Associated Press Editor at Large John Daniszewski and journalist Katherine Boo have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board, the organization announced Thursday. They succeed ProPublica...

4 journalists at shut Hong Kong paper charged with collusion

Jul. 21, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police charged two top editors and two editorial writers at Apple Daily with collusion weeks after the city's largest pro-democracy newspaper was forced to cease publication and its assets were frozen. Executive Editor-in-Chief Lam Man-chung...

Dallas Morning News names veteran journalist to run newsroom

Jul. 21, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Veteran journalist Katrice Hardy has been appointed executive editor of The Dallas Morning News, becoming the first Black person to run the 125-year-old daily, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Hardy, who also will be the first woman to hold the top job at...

Belarus authorities move to shut top journalist association

Jul. 21, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus moved Wednesday to outlaw the country's leading journalists' association, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil society activists in the ex-Soviet nation. The Justice Ministry asked the country's highest...

Thousands pay last respects to slain Dutch reporter

Jul. 21, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Thousands of people paid their last respects to slain crime reporter Peter R. de Vries on Wednesday, some standing in line for hours under a hot summer sun to get a brief glimpse of his coffin at an Amsterdam theater. De Vries died last Thursday at age...

Florida mayor, former AP reporter Kevin Begos dies

Jul. 19, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Begos, an award-winning science journalist and author who later became the mayor of Apalachicola, Florida, has died. He was 63. Begos died June 19 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. He had been battling a serious heart...

Moroccan journalist convicted of spying, sex assault

Jul. 19, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Casablanca court on Monday convicted prominent journalist and activist Omar Radi on charges of espionage and sexual assault and sentenced him to six years in prison. His colleague, Imad Stitou, was convicted of “participation in rape” and...

Belarus arrests 3 journalists in continuing media crackdown

Jul. 19, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided offices of an independent newspaper and detained three of its journalists Monday as part of a relentless crackdown on media outlets and civil society activists. Alyaksandr Mantsevich, the editor of the Regionalnaya...

Egypt lets journalists, activists go after US concerns

Jul. 19, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released three activists and three journalists Sunday after months in pre-trial detention, officials and lawyers said. The releases came after U.S. officials, among others, expressed concern over the arrests and harassment of rights advocates and critics of...

Probe: Journalists, activists among firm's spyware targets

Jul. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and...