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Freedom of the Press

2021

28

Apr

Another French public institution targets Anadolu Agency

France’s public institutions continue to target the Anadolu Agency, which has recently exposed the country’s pressure on Muslims and Turks to the international community with its news and commentary as part of freedom of the press. The French government has taken steps that will complicate the daily lives of Muslims and provide a legal basis […]

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Country: France
Source: , AA

2020

22

Dec

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Kansas City Star apologizes for decades of racist coverage of Black community

The Kansas City Star’s top editor apologized Monday for the newspaper having “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of Black Kansas Citians.” Mike Fannin, who has worked at The Star since 1997 and served as its top editor since 2008, wrote in a letter to readers titled “the truth in Black and white” that the Star […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , USA TODAY

17

Nov

The President vs. the American Media

The president has some bones to pick with the American media: about our “bias,” our obsession with racism, our views on terrorism, our reluctance to express solidarity, even for a moment, with his embattled republic. So President Emmanuel Macron of France called me on Thursday afternoon from his gilded office in the Élysée Palace to […]

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Country: France
Source: SABAH , NYT

03

Sep

Turkish journalists on Greek island Kastellorizo threatened by anti-Turkey website

Turkish reporters working for Anadolu Agency (AA) who recently traveled to the Greek island of Kastellorizo (Megisti-Meis) to cover recent developments there received threats from an anti-Turkish website that had obtained their passport information from authorities. AA’s Athens Representative Tevfik Durul and photojournalist Ayhan Mehmet flew from the Greek capital to Rhodes and reached the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , DS

29

May

CNN crew arrested live on air while reporting on Minneapolis protests

CNN’s Omar Jimenez and his crew were arrested Friday by Minneapolis state police while reporting on the protests that followed the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in the city. What happened: CNN anchors said Jimenez and his crew were arrested for not moving after being told to by police, though […]

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Country: United States
Source: AXIOS , AXIOS

17

Feb

Australian public broadcaster loses legal challenge

In June, police searched the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the home of a newspaper journalist over articles which relied on leaks from government whistleblowers. The raids sparked a public outcry and protests across the nation’s media. However, the Federal Court of Australia has ruled the searches were legal. ABC’s managing director David Anderson said […]

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Country: Australia
Source: Milliyet , BBC

04

Feb

Political journalists boycott No 10 briefing after reporter ban

Political journalists boycotted a Downing Street briefing on Monday after one of Boris Johnson’s aides banned selected reporters from attending. The confrontation took place inside No 10 after Lee Cain, Johnson’s most senior communications adviser, tried to exclude reporters from the Mirror, the i, HuffPost, PoliticsHome, the Independent and others from an official government briefing. […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC , The Guardian

2019

21

Oct

Australian newspapers black out front pages as media unites to defend press freedom

The biggest news outlets in Australia, normally fierce rivals, are uniting in support of press freedom with a campaign including blacked-out newspaper front pages and slots on prime time broadcasts. The newspapers and networks are trying to “to highlight the constraints on media organizations under strict national security legislation,” Australia’s ABC network reported. The news outlets have […]

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Country: Australia
Source: Trt Haber , CNN

02

Oct

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, sues U.K. tabloid for publishing letter to her estranged father

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has sued the publisher of a British tabloid newspaper, claiming that it illegally published a private letter she sent to her estranged father. Prince Harry said he and his wife an American actress known as Meghan Markle before the couple married 2018  decided after “many months” to take legal action […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sputnik , CBS News

30

Sep

Naga Munchetty: BBC says staff cannot call Donald Trump a racist even if he says racist things

Presenters and journalists must not describe Donald Trump as a racist even when he makes racist statements, the BBC has clarified. Although it is acceptable to characterise racist comments made by public figures as such, staff are not allowed to then imply the person who said them is themselves a racist, David Jordan, the BBC’s […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Hürriyet , Independent