Media industry regulation

FILE - This combination of file photos shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. Global digital platforms The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Australia, his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. (AP Photo/File)
September 17, 2020 - 2:13 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. Australia’s fair trade regulator Rod Sims, chair of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a photographer takes pictures of a wildfire burning near a residential area in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Photographers have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning California, due in large part to a state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites. That’s not the case everywhere as rules about media access vary by state, and even by government agency. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 11, 2020 - 5:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites in evacuated areas that are off-limits to the public...
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Journalists of Belarusian TUT.BY media outlet hold banners reading "I don't protest but work", "This is me at work", "Freedom for journalists!", from left to right, as they stand in front of police station in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Some dozen Belarusian journalists went out on Wednesday night to the building of the district police department to protest against the detention of their colleagues covering the dispersal of a student rally in the Belarusian capital. (Tut.By via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 8:43 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of journalists gathered Wednesday outside a police station in the capital of Belarus to protest the detention of colleagues covering a demonstration against the nation's authoritarian president and an election the opposition sees as rigged. Police detained several...
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Police detain a student during a protest against presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Several hundred students on Tuesday gathered in Minsk and marched through the city center, demanding the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader after an election the opposition denounced as rigged. Many have been detained as police moved to break up the crowds. (AP Photo)
September 01, 2020 - 9:03 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities resumed detaining protesters in the country's capital Tuesday as university students took to the streets to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader after an election the political opposition has denounced as rigged. Hundreds of...
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A woman waves an old Belarusian national flag standing on the roof as Belarusian opposition supporters march to Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. A vast demonstration with many thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of Belarus' authoritarian president rallied in the capital, continuing the public dissent since the disputed presidential election. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
August 29, 2020 - 11:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus, shaken by three weeks of massive protests against its authoritarian president, on Saturday cracked down hard on the news media, deporting some foreign journalists reporting in the country and revoking the accreditation of many Belarusian journalists. Two Moscow-based...
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FILE - This June 15, 2020, file photo shows the Voice of America building in Washington. More than a dozen journalists with the U.S. government's premier international broadcaster, Voice of America, may soon have to leave the United States as their visas expire with no action from the agency's new leadership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 21, 2020 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen journalists with the U.S. government’s premier international broadcaster may soon be forced to leave the United States as their visas expire with no action from the agency’s new leadership. Some 16 Voice of America journalists will have to return to their native...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, political activist Laura Loomer holds up a sign across the street from a rally organized by Women's March NYC after she barged onto the stage interrupting Women's March NYC director Agunda Okeyo who was speaking during a rally in New York. Loomer, a far-right social media provocateur whose hate speech got her banned from social media won her Republican primary on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, and will challenge Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel for Congress in November. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
August 19, 2020 - 5:55 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A far-right Republican candidate banned from social media sites because of her racist and anti-Muslim speech is celebrating a congressional primary victory in Florida while embracing her role as a general election underdog in a heavily Democratic district that President...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to a GOP women's group in Rome, Ga. Greene, criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, has won the GOP nomination for northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District. (John Bailey/Rome News-Tribune via AP, File)
August 11, 2020 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Marjorie Taylor Greene has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. She’s a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and has been criticized for...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan applauds during a conference in Istanbul, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Turkish lawmakers were making their final speeches Tuesday before voting on a bill that would give the government greater powers to regulate social media, in what human rights groups and the opposition have decried as a violation of free expression online. Hundreds of social media users have already been investigated and some arrested for their posts on the COVID-19 pandemic, opposition to Turkish military offensives in Syria or insulting Erdogan and other officials. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
July 29, 2020 - 4:33 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s parliament approved a law early Wednesday that gives authorities greater power to regulate social media despite concerns of growing censorship. The law requires major social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to keep representative offices in Turkey to deal with...
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July 21, 2020 - 7:41 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish president's ruling party is submitting draft legislation to parliament that would enable the government to tighten its grip on social media, an official said Friday. The opposition fears the legislation will lead to greater censorship in the country. President...
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