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During the pandemic, as authorities around the world provided relief to small businesses affected by shutdowns and restrictions, one Lagos-based media organization funded journalists in Nigeria to … more
In normal conditions, it might take years for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug as safe and effective. But when faced with an emergency — like the COVID-19 pandemic … more
The rules about cameras and other recording devices in courtrooms vary from state to state. Minnesota isn’t usually friendly to them.In fact, as The Star Tribune editorial board recently wrote, … more
Early yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that the US pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine … more
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the Biden administration does not support asking Americans to carry COVID-19 vaccine passports to prove they have been vaccinated.“Let me … more
Americans who want to go to concerts, fly on certain airlines or attend weddings in the next few months may have to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. That approach has recently … more
The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as “vaccine passports” — that would allow … more
President Biden will sit down with ABC News for an interview set to air Wednesday on "Good Morning America" as his administration touts the passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, Biden's … more
Four online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official … more
The number of positive COVID-19 tests out of the White House are now starting to pile up. More than a dozen that President Trump has been around in the past week or so have now tested positive for … more
The frustration was visible on Chris Wallace’s face when he told his “Fox News Sunday” viewers that the only person he could get to talk about the status of President Trump’s … more
The surfeit of misinformation online during the pandemic has prompted some governments to implement extraordinary measures in an attempt to establish control amid the chaos. Criminalizing the … more
Newspaper giant McClatchy, which is operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has been able to put off contributions to its pension fund until January 2021 thanks to the CARES Act.The owner of the … more
In the 72 years that television has covered national elections, there has been one constant on the screen — wall-to-wall people.Jammed nominating convention halls and flesh-pressing rallies are … more
The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on … more
Egypt’s government is used to stifling press freedom. During Abdel Fatah al-Sissi’s presidency, the country has become one of the world’s most dangerous places to report from, … more
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has registered violations of the media’s right to cover the coronavirus crisis in no fewer than 90 of the 193 UN member countries since the start of the … more
With fears of the coronavirus and restrictions on crowds still in effect, there were no defiant protests when journalist Maria Ressa emerged from a Philippine courtroom on June 15, convicted on a … more
Studies have suggested social media is rife with disinformation, with surveys showing a high proportion of people have been exposed to false or misleading claims about COVID-19, fueling dramatic headlines. But our six-week diary study of news … more
Four New York City ambulance workers who gave media interviews about their work on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic sued the city on Thursday, saying they were punished for speaking out. The plaintiffs include paramedic Elizabeth Bonilla, … more
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