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Snopes pulls out of fact-checking partnership with Facebook

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Snopes vice president Vinny Green tells the media education group Poynter the partnership was excessively labor intensive, requiring manual updates to fact checks by its staff of 16

Reporters Without Borders urges Hong Kong to renew journalist's visa

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:38 PM

'Victor Mallet's expulsion, if confirmed, would represent a further step backwards for press freedom, which has already been declining in recent years in Hong Kong,' says Cédric Alviani of Reporters Without Borders

White House restrictions on media trigger outcry

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED By restricting the access of certain media Donald Trump s White House takes things one step further triggering an outcry

BARRED. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in the Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo award

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The shocking image of an off duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey wins the prestigious World Press Photo Award

Winner of the World Press Photo 2016 photographer Burhan Ozbilici (R) and Managing Director of the World Press Photo Foundation Lars Boering, speak on stage during the announcement of the World Press Photo prizes in Amsterdam, on February 13, 2017. Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP

Duterte supporters rally behind him on social media

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:35 AM

A message circulating online says some groups want the international community to protest against the Duterte administration s war on drugs

Hillary Clinton set to clinch Democratic nomination

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:09 AM

UPDATED The former US First Lady Senator and Secretary of State makes history as the first woman to be the presumptive nominee of a major political party according to an AP count

PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE. US Democratic Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 6, 2016. Paul Buck/EPA

AP wins first Pulitzer for Public Service for story on slaves in Indonesia

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Indonesia was only one among other Southeast countries where the slavery in the seafood industry transpired

SLAVERY. AP wins a Pulitzer for its series on slavery in the seafood industry. Photo from

Literally 'un-amazing'

Nov 14, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Language is a living art that changes with the times – and ethics per the Associated Press – it reflects and reveals more about the speaker than intended

#JeSuisCharlie? Media debates self-censorship of cartoons

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Should news organizations self censor the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad or use the images in the name of free speech?

CROPPED, BLURRED. CNN crops and blurs a photo of slain Charlie Hebdo editor and publisher Stéphane Charbonnier holding an issue of the magazine. Screengrab from Variety

Aquino fears China oil rig in Philippine waters – report

Sep 24, 2014 - 10:42 AM

President Benigno Aquino III tells the Associated Press that the Philippines will stick up for its territorial rights in the disputed South China Sea

FACING CHINA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says he is concerned about China's moves in the disputed South China Sea. In this photo, he speaks at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on September 22, 2014. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

AP cameraman among 5 killed in Gaza ordnance blast

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:39 PM

UPDATED AP cameraman Simone Camilli is the first foreign journalist to be killed in more than a month of bloodshed between Israel and Hamas militants which began on July 8

GAZA. A picture made available on 13 August 2014 shows a general view of apartment buildings destroyed by Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip, 12 August 2014. Yonhap/EPA

Two US tourists held in N. Korea seek US help – report

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:12 PM

North Korea said in June it would put the tourists on trial on charges including perpetrating hostile acts

German AP photographer shot dead in Afghanistan

Apr 05, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Anja Niedringhaus is the third journalist working for international media to be killed in Afghanistan during the election campaign

JOURNALIST KILLED. A file picture taken on April 5, 2003 shows AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus who was killed on April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while she was sitting in her car with a colleague in eastern Afghanistan. File AFP photo/HO

LeBron James is AP's Male Athlete of the Year

Dec 28, 2013 - 1:31 AM

The Associated Press gives its annual Male Athlete of the Year award to 4 time NBA MVP and back to back champion LeBron James

KING JAMES. 2013 is another good year for LeBron James as he caps it off by being awarded AP's Male Athlete of the Year. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former FBI agent pleads guilty in AP leak case – US

Sep 24, 2013 - 7:09 AM

The leak was related to a CIA operation that disrupted a plot in 2012 from Al Qaeda s branch in Yemen to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States

Putin warns West vs Syria attack

Sep 04, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Putin tells AP Russia doesn t exclude backing any action vs Syria at the UN as long as evidence shows the Syrian regime used chemical weapons

PUTIN SPEAKS. Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a statement during a press conference in Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow, Russia, 03 September 2013. EPA/Maxim Shipenkov / Pool

Internet, technology and online investing

May 03, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Online investing is made easy by companies like COL Financial the Philippines’ leading online stockbroker

GET STARTED WITH ONLINE INVESTMENT. What do you need to start? P5,000 for an initial deposit. Apply for an online account and fill out the application form. Graphic by Emil Mercado/

Human factor averts stocks disaster

Apr 24, 2013 - 12:21 PM

When fake tweets threaten business it s the human nature of fact checking that trumps the technology of computerized stock trading

FAKE TWEETS, BAD BUSINESS. Fact-checking traders helped stop an automated trading disaster

Smaller paychecks for Jessica Sanchez, other 'Idol' losers

May 27, 2012 - 3:24 PM

Compared to past contestants smaller paychecks await non winners of American Idol season 11