Freedom of the press

January 18, 2020 - 12:56 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's government summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comments Saturday that compared Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who “provokes a feud” with a heavyweight. Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou used the boxing metaphor while speaking...
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A DirectTV dish stands on home in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Venezuelan President Maduro’s opponents want AT&T’s DirecTV unit to restore a number of channels it was required to take down from its lineup. But forcing AT&T to do the political bidding of Maduro’s foes could lead to retaliation and likely exit from a market where it has a whopping 44% market share. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
January 17, 2020 - 8:06 am
MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC. DirecTV, which is wholly owned by AT&T, quickly obliged, yanking the two networks off the air as live images of...
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An Indian paramilitary soldier guards as a convoy of New Delhi-based diplomats passes through Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Envoys from 15 countries including the United States are visiting Indian-controlled Kashmir starting Thursday for two days, the first by New Delhi-based diplomats since India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
January 10, 2020 - 2:52 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Friday ordered the government to review all restrictions, including suspension of internet service, in Indian-controlled Kashmir within a week, saying the measure amounted to abuse of power. Defense attorney Vrinda Grover said the Supreme Court also directed...
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FILE -- In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 photo Matthew Tyrmand, right, is pictured as he gives testimony in a district court in Warsaw, Poland against Polish journalist Tomasz Piatek, left, who looks at him from his seat. Tyrmand has lost a defamation case that he brought against Piatek and his newspaper publisher for an article that described him as 'part of the global war by the right wing against democracy'. The judge ruled on Friday rejected Tyrmand's argument that the article was defamatory, saying it was based on facts. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
January 03, 2020 - 8:36 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An American conservative activist and Steve Bannon protege lost a defamation case Friday against a Polish journalist who described him as “Trump's man” and part of a global war against democracy by the political right. Matthew Tyrmand, a 38-year-old American with Polish roots...
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FILE - Fred Graham of CBS News, is shown in this Dec. 11, 1980 file photo. Graham, who covered legal affairs at the Supreme Court, Justice Department and in high-profile court cases for The New York Times, CBS News and Court TV, died at his Washington home over the weekend. He was 88. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
December 30, 2019 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fred P. Graham, who covered the Supreme Court and momentous legal affairs of his era for The New York Times, CBS News and Court TV, has died at his Washington home. He was 88. The cause of his death Saturday was complications from Parkinson’s disease, according to his wife, Skila...
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In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, photo, people visit the Newseum, in Washington. The Newseum will close the Pennsylvania Avenue location on Dec. 31, 2019. It attracted millions of visitors but lacked a solid financial plan to stay afloat. The mission of the Newseum is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 27, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime Washington real estate. Sitting almost equidistant between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue, the glass-walled building...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, protesters carry a photo of Moroccan rapper Gnawi outside a court where he was on trial on charges of insulting the police, in Sale, Morocco. Banners in Arabic reads "Long live the people." Referring to the title of the rap song which Gnawi released with 2 other rappers. Moroccan courts have sentenced a Youtuber who criticized the king to prison and also detained a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
December 27, 2019 - 7:23 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have sentenced a Youtuber who criticized the king to prison, and detained a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet. Freedom of speech advocates say the moves Thursday reflect growing pressure against those who use social...
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This undated file photo shows investigative journalist Wojciech Czuchnowski for the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. A leading Polish newspaper on Monday, Dec. 16, 2091 welcomed a ruling in favor of one its journalists, who was taken to court by the populist ruling party over an ironic tweet that referred to “mafia” elements within the party. But Bartosz Wielinski, deputy editor of the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, said it was still extremely worrisome that the ruling party is attempting to intimidate journalists with lawsuits. (Przemek Wierzchowski/Agencja Gazeta via AP)
December 16, 2019 - 1:28 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading Polish newspaper on Monday welcomed a ruling in favor of one its journalists, who was taken to court by the populist ruling party over an ironic tweet that referred to “mafia” elements within the party. But Bartosz Wielinski, deputy editor of the Gazeta Wyborcza...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, Lebanese anchorwoman Dima Sadek uses her cellphone to film an anti-government protest, in Beirut, Lebanon. Sadek, who last month resigned as an anchorwoman at the LBC TV, blamed Hezbollah supporters for robbing her smartphone while she was filming protests, and said the harassment was followed by insulting and threatening phone calls to her mother, who suffered a stroke as a result of the stress. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
December 07, 2019 - 5:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled...
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People take part in a protest rally against the German far-right party NPD in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Lower Saxony’s governor Stephan Weil asked people to rally against a protest Saturday by the far-right NPD party, which is marching to intimidate journalists who have reported critically about the nationalist party. (Ole Spata/dpa via AP)
November 23, 2019 - 9:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — More than 5,000 people followed the call by the governor of a northern German state on Saturday to join rallies against a far-right protest in Hannover. Lower Saxony’s Stephan Weil had asked people to rally against a protest by the far-right NPD party, which is marching to intimidate...
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