Tag: Freedom of the press

Concern mounts about possible Turkish law on media funding

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ISTANBUL — Press freedom groups expressed concern Friday about comments by Turkish officials about possible legislation to regulate foreign funding for media and the...

Mexico fines candidate for support from influencer wife

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s electoral agency fined a state gubernatorial candidate $2.75 million, ruling that he got prohibited support from his influencer wife’s social...

EXPLAINER: Target list of Israeli hack-for-hire firm widens

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BOSTON — Human rights and press freedom activists are up in arms about a new report on NSO Group, the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company....

Hungary: Politicians demand inquiry into alleged spying

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Opposition lawmakers in Hungary's parliament have demanded an inquiry into findings by an international investigation that the country's right-wing government used...

Judge jails editor over reporter’s use of recorder in court

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina Superior Court judge put a small-town newspaper editor behind bars last month after one of his reporters used...

Press watchdog puts Hungarian PM Orban on ‘predators’ list

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PARIS — Press watchdog Reporters Without Borders has put Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on its list of “predators,” the first time a Western...

Some EU newspapers refuse to publish ads from Hungarian PM

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Times of Malta on Thursday joined several other European newspapers in refusing requests from Hungary's government to publish a full-page...

Memorial to be dedicated on anniversary of newspaper attack

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A memorial in remembrance of the five people who died in a mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper is being dedicated...

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper says it may shut down

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily reported Monday that its board of directors has asked authorities to unfreeze some assets...

Hong Kong newspaper increases print run after arrests

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Friday increased its print run to 500,000 copies as residents showed support for the...