Topic: “Freedom of the Press”

Posted in Industry Insights

Defending journalism, defending society

, by Lauren Easton

“Cold-blooded killing of journalists by powerful individuals and governments to achieve their political and economic aims, or by individuals driven by private grievances or propaganda-fueled hate, have threatened and in too many cases cut down journalists over the past year,” AP Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski said at the United Nations Office at Geneva on Tuesday. “For no crime other than their work to reveal facts, and for their stubborn unwillingness to surrender to intimidation.”

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More sunlight in Sunshine Week

, by Paul Colford

This Sunshine Week has unfolded amid a flurry of developments that highlight the importance of seeking greater access through court action and the legislative process — or, as one case illustrates, by not taking no for an answer.

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AP general counsel urges lawmakers to strengthen FOIA

, by Erin Madigan White

Associated Press General Counsel Karen Kaiser today urged lawmakers to enact bipartisan legislation now before the U.S. Senate to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act and make it work better.

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AP’s top editor: ‘Is the story worth the risk?’

, by Erin Madigan White

In a time of increasing threats to journalists worldwide, Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said that news organizations need to carefully weigh the risks of reporting against journalists’ passion for telling untold stories.

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AP CEO welcomes DOJ’s revised media guidelines

, by Erin Madigan White

The Associated Press today welcomed revised guidelines on how the federal government could obtain records from the news media during leak investigations.

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