Settlement reached in suits over FBI posing as AP reporterNovember 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will get a $145,000 settlement following a pair of lawsuits filed after an FBI agent posed as a reporter for The Associated Press and created a fake story.
At debate, Sarah Sanders defends avoiding Arkansas pressOctober 21, 2022 GMT
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended her avoidance of local media in her bid for Arkansas governor on Friday as she appeared in her only debate ahead of next month's election.
Fight over dead reporter’s sources stalls before Vegas judgeSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight to block government access to a slain investigative journalist’s sources and unpublished work stalled Wednesday, when a Las Vegas judge said she didn’t have jurisdiction to consider the question.
Hong Kong bars some journalists from handover anniversaryJune 29, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities, citing security reasons, have barred more than 13 journalists from covering events this week marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, according to the Hong Kong Journalists Association and media reports.
Groups ask Iowa Senate leaders to give reporters more accessJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Free press advocates pushed Iowa Senate leaders Wednesday to change a policy that removed reporters from the Senate floor for the first time in more than 100 years and moved them to a second-floor public gallery where they can't interact with lawmakers.
Supreme Court rejects appeal over press access in WisconsinDecember 13, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a conservative think tank over Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to exclude the group’s writers from press briefings.
The justices acted without comment Monday, leaving in place lower court rulings that said the decision is legal.
Nobel laureate: Media should fight for facts, not each otherDecember 9, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Media worldwide should join forces in “fighting for facts” amid threats to press freedoms instead of competing with each other, Maria Ressa, joint winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace prize, said Thursday on the eve of the award ceremony in Norway's capital.
Judge won’t bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selectionOctober 21, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
Walker, conservatives ask Supreme Court to take access caseOctober 12, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative think tank and former Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' decision to exclude the group's writers from press briefings, which lower courts have said is legal.
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and MuratovOctober 8, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder.
Press freedom groups want Seattle officers identifiedSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
Seattle (AP) — Twenty-five media and transparency groups are asking the Washington Supreme Court to allow the release of the names of the Seattle police officers who attended events in Washington D.C.
Muscogee citizens approve press protections for tribal mediaSeptember 25, 2021 GMT
Muscogee Nation voters have approved press protections for their tribe's news enterprise.
Citizens voted 1,914 to 596 last week to amend the tribe’s constitution to include press protections and mandate funding for Mvskoke Media, Indian Country Today reported.
News executives protest Trump-era probe with GarlandJune 15, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post met Monday with Attorney General Merrick Garland to protest the Trump-era Justice Department's efforts to seize phone and email records of journalists.
Pakistani journalists’ group vows to fight for press freedomMay 3, 2021 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The media is facing growing censorship, attacks and harassment in Pakistan that are threatening freedom of the press, a committee of journalists said Monday...
Appeals court sides with Wisconsin governor on press accessApril 9, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers can exclude members of a conservative think tank from attending press briefings and keep them off his email list sent to other reporters, upholding a ruling from a lower court...
Louisiana AG loses in suit against reporter over recordsMarch 5, 2021 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge on Thursday ruled against Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in a lawsuit he filed against a reporter who requested public records...
Hartford Courant wins appeal over secrecy in juvenile crimesFebruary 2, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Hartford Courant triumphed Monday in its challenge to a Connecticut law sealing some juvenile court proceedings, including records in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case.
Dissident Ai Weiwei protests possible extradition of AssangeSeptember 28, 2020 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The dissident Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest outside London's Old Bailey court on Monday against the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he is wanted on an array of espionage charges...
China warns US over actions against 4 more media outletsJune 24, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China warned Tuesday it will take countermeasures after the U.S. added four more Chinese media outlets to a list of organizations that should be considered “foreign missions” in the United States because of their ties to the government and ruling Communist Party.
China warns US over actions against 4 more media outletsJune 24, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China warned Tuesday it will take countermeasures after the U.S. added four more Chinese media outlets to a list of organizations that should be considered “foreign missions” in the United States because of their ties to the government and ruling Communist Party...
Philippine TV network fights closure with court petitionMay 7, 2020 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' largest TV and radio network, which was shut this week by a government regulator, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to allow it to return to the air amid an uproar over its closure...
After NPR dust-up, Pompeo defends press freedom abroadFebruary 3, 2020 GMT
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — For the past four days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been calling for authoritarian governments in eastern Europe and Central Asia to ease restrictions on press freedom despite criticism for his own treatment of journalists at home...
Sheriff in conservative county defends free pressAugust 21, 2019 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story...
Australian Parliament to probe press freedom after raidsJuly 5, 2019 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday announced an inquiry into the impact of Australian law enforcement and intelligence powers on press freedom following police raids on a media organization and a journalist's home...
US abstains from global pledge to curb online violenceMay 15, 2019 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of expression and freedom of the press...
Pressured over media rights, Myanmar frees Reuters reportersMay 8, 2019 GMT
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two Reuters journalists whose imprisonment for their reporting on the Myanmar military's abuses of Rohingya Muslims drew the world's attention to curbs on freedom of the press were freed in a mass presidential pardon...
CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White HouseNovember 13, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN took its access battle against the Trump administration to court on Tuesday, demanding the reinstatement of correspondent Jim Acosta's White House credentials because their revocation violates the right of freedom of the press...
AP FACT CHECK: Obama doesn’t always tell the straight storySeptember 12, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's recent denunciation of President Donald Trump's treatment of the press overlooks the aggressive steps the Justice Department took to keep information from the public during his administration...
AP FACT CHECK: Obama was harsh against leakersSeptember 11, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama's recent denunciation of President Donald Trump's treatment of the press overlooks the aggressive steps the Justice Department took to keep information from the public when he was president...
US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the peopleAugust 16, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently...
Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday the White House defends the freedom of the press, responding to a backlash after President Trump's communications staff banned a CNN reporter from a press conference last week.
Court documents reveal Trump paid $1.375M in labor lawsuitNovember 29, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump paid $1.375 million in 1998 to settle a class action lawsuit involving Polish laborers who demolished a building at the site of Trump Tower, according to a settlement unsealed by a judge...
Ryan backs free speech amid Trump threat to yank NBC licenseOctober 12, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan affirms his support for the First Amendment amid the president's threats to yank NBC's broadcast license...
Why Twitter won’t ban President Donald TrumpJuly 27, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has made it clear that it won't ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not...
Freedom of the press essential to libertyMay 17, 2017 GMT
Turkish journalists, banned at home, set up shop in GermanyApril 13, 2017 GMT
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Facing harassment, enforced shutdowns and the threat of jail at home, Turkey's journalists in exile are using Germany as a base to report on political turmoil in their country ahead of Sunday's referendum...