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USA TODAY wins in FBI subpoena fight over freedom of the press

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Last year marked some exceptional American news reporting – riveting accounts of death and dying in hospital COVID-19 wards during the darkest pandemic hours, and illuminating journalism about the inner-workings of a plague. Elsewhere, there was were dogged investigations into......

Bipartisan lawmakers press Biden to ‘immediately’ evacuate Afghans who helped US forces

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Friday urged the Biden administration to “immediately” evacuate Afghan citizens who helped U.S. forces before the military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.  The lawmakers said they are “increasingly concerned” that the administration has......

Naomi Osaka refuses to do press at French Open, citing importance of mental health

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka announced Wednesday that she will not take part in any press conferences during the upcoming French Open. The No. 2-ranked women’s tennis player announced her decision across social media platforms, saying she wanted......

WTA open to press boycott dialogue with Osaka

ESPN
The Women’s Tennis Association said it would welcome dialogue with world No. 2 Naomi Osaka over her decision to boycott news conferences at this year’s French Open. Osaka, who said the nature of questions can impact on players’ mental wellbeing, has received support from several athletes but was slammed by......

In Abiy’s Ethiopia, press freedom flourished then fear returned

Reuters
When Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018 and freed dozens of jailed members of the media as part of a raft of political reforms, journalist Dessu Dulla rushed home from the Netherlands. The 45-year-old, now a deputy editor at a local online news outlet, said he had......

Associated Press admits fault in firing of journalist over previous college activism: report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams The Associated Press admitted to making mistakes over its firing of reporter Emily Wilder for her previous college activism. The news outlet held a town hall on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post which obtained an audio recording of......

Naomi Osaka refuses to do press at French Open, citing importance of mental health

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka announced Wednesday that she will not take part in any press conferences during the upcoming French Open. The No. 2-ranked women’s tennis player announced her decision across social media platforms, saying she wanted......

Watch Live: White House’s Karine Jean-Pierre makes history at press briefing

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will make history when she steps behind the podium in the James S. Brady Briefing Room on Wednesday, becoming just the second African-American woman to lead a White House......

Biden, Bass press for police reform after meeting Floyd family

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels and Marty Johnson President BidenJoe BidenMcGahn to testify next week before closed-door House panel over longtime subpoena fight Biden discusses Israel-Gaza cease-fire, Middle East relations with Egypt’s al-Sisi EU to sanction Belarus over diverted flight MORE and......

Florida to press its federal case for immediate cruise-ship sailing in mediation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Haughey, The Center Square Florida will continue to press its case in demanding the federal government lift its restrictions and allow the state’s $8.1 billion cruise ship industry to leave port immediately. “And so if the question is,......

From Harry to Kamala, blocking the press to control the ‘narrative’

NYPost
Andrea Peyser Democratic politicians and leftie celebrities (or do I repeat myself?) have taken several gut-punches to press freedoms of late. And I’m afraid one of our basic liberties is taking it on the chin. Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly keeps lists of journalists and political players who “don’t understand......

Bill de Blasio Roasted for Nets Gear at Press Conference

Sports Illustrated
Bill de Blasio is officially on the Nets bandwagon. New York City’s mayor began his press conference on Tuesday donning a James Harden jersey and a Brooklyn Nets hat, a move inspired by the announcement of a new vaccination site outside the Barclays Center. And while it’s nice for de......

Capitol Police defend press release saying Sicknick died of injuries from riot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jerry Dunleavy The Capitol Police Department is defending its decision to put out a January press release that officer Brian Sicknick succumbed to injuries sustained while clashing with Capitol rioters, saying they believed it at the time, despite a......

Florida and Texas Join the March as Republicans Press Voting Limits

New York Times
Hours after Florida installed a rash of new voting restrictions, the Republican-led Legislature in Texas pressed ahead on Thursday with its own far-reaching bill that would make it one of the most difficult states in the nation in which to cast a ballot. The Texas bill would, among other restrictions,......

Does Freedom of the Press Extend to Covering Police in Ohio?

ClevelandScene
Courtesy Eye on Ohio Columbus police will still not identify him This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Matter News. Please join Eye on Ohio’s free mailing list and follow Matter News as this helps us provide more......

Ex-Trump, Bush press secretaries have some tips for House GOP

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here During their remarks to lawmakers, the two veteran conservative press agents played clips of athletes and coaches meeting the press to help hammer home the importance of strong media strategy. Among the coaches featured in their presentations were those from......

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