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Concern mounts about possible Turkish law on media funding

Jul. 23, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Press freedom groups expressed concern Friday about comments by Turkish officials about possible legislation to regulate foreign funding for media and the dissemination of fake news, saying it could further curtail independent journalism in Turkey. A top...

Polish draft law seen as targeting critical broadcaster

Jul. 08, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Proposed legislative changes that would ban non-European ownership of Polish media have angered critics who say they target the U.S. company Discovery Inc., owner of the TVN broadcaster that's openly critical of the right-wing government. The...

Judge blocks Florida law aimed at punishing social media

Jun. 30, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked for the time being a new Florida law that sought to punish large social media businesses like Facebook and Twitter if they remove content or ban politicians. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle granted a...

Microsoft exec: Targeting of Americans' records 'routine'

Jun. 30, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year, according to congressional testimony Wednesday by a senior executive at the technology company. Tom Burt, Microsoft's corporate vice president for...

Congressional leaders urge FCC to perform equity audit

Jun. 29, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

Congressional leaders and a media advocacy group are urging the Federal Communications Commission to examine how policy decisions and programs have disparately harmed Black Americans and other communities of color, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the acting FCC chair. ...

Minnesota weighs more cameras in courts after Chauvin case

Jun. 24, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's court system could allow expanded camera coverage of criminal proceedings following the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death, under an order released Thursday. “The time is right to consider whether the...

Should reporters challenge or ignore election disbelievers?

Jun. 22, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Negrin's campaign to ban “election deniers” from television news failed to achieve his original goal, which was to prevent a significant number of Americans from believing the lie that Donald Trump didn't lose the presidential election to Joe Biden. ...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 15, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media. ...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the...

Germany seeks to fine operators of Telegram messenger app

Jun. 14, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have launched proceedings against Telegram that could see the messenger app's operators fined for failing to abide by laws requiring social media sites to police their users' actions. German magazine Der Spiegel reported over the weekend...