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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
In the nearly 71 years of Communist Party rule in China, the country’s citizens have enjoyed brief periods of relatively free speech, as during the abortive Hundred Flowers Campaign in 1956-57, or the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when … more
The Chinese Communist Party has cracked down on and arrested citizen journalists reporting on the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan and how the government handled the outbreak, according to a report. One of them, Zhang Zhan, 37, a former lawyer, … more
Press freedom is under threat in Britain, according to media groups that warn that the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fueling a growing climate of hostility and public distrust toward journalists. Tensions between the government and … more
A Moscow court on Thursday jailed a prominent anti-Kremlin journalist for a one-person protest during the city’s coronavirus lockdown, sentencing him to 15 days in prison. Ilya Azar, a journalist at the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, which is critical … more
Public records lead to illuminating stories that would be hard to find otherwise, and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception. Government agencies, including public schools, are obligated to provide access to data, communications and other records … more
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to command Americans’ attention, views of the media’s performance and details about what people have seen or heard differ substantially depending on which sources they rely on most for news and information … more
Republican political operatives are recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by the federal Centers for Disease … more
Mexican newspaper Reforma released an audio recording in which a man who claims to be from an organized crime group threatened to “blow up” its newsroom if it did not stop criticizing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. According to the … more
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is criticizing news outlets for printing "disinformation" after The New York Times and Financial Times reported that the country's COVID-19 death toll could be considerably higher than what the … more
What do the Seattle Times, Axios, and the National Enquirer have in common? They didn’t all win a Pulitzer recently; rather, they’re all among the “small businesses” eligible to apply for financial assistance under the federal … more
The New York Times said that one of its reporters "went too far" with his blistering criticism of the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak in a recent TV appearance. Donald McNeil Jr., the paper's science and health … more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will unveil a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes sought-after provisions to assist a wider scope of newspapers, radio and TV stations. The proposal makes local news outlets eligible for small-business … more
Toward the end of a press conference in the Rose Garden focused on coronavirus testing—President Trump had a tense exchange with Weijia Jiang, of CBS News. Jiang pressed Trump on his repeated claims that the US is doing better on testing than … more
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