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Pulitzer Prizes honor US election coverage

New York, United States | AFP | Campaign reporting that exposed misleading claims by now US President Donald Trump about charitable giving and commentary about last year’s divisive US presidential campaign won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday. David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won the national reporting award for what the board …

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Break-in at Ugandan newspaper deals blow to media

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The offices of Uganda’s leading private newspaper were ransacked overnight and all its computers stolen, its editor said Saturday, dealing a fresh blow to independent media in the country. “Almost all our desktops, a couple of laptops, cameras and hard drives were stolen,” said The Observer …

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Rattled by ‘fake news’, Nordic press dumps April Fools

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Swedish and Norwegian newspapers on Friday said they would refrain from the tradition of publishing April Fools’ Day jokes this year over fears that it might spread “fake news”. Magnus Karlsson, editor-in-chief at the daily Smalandsposten said on its website that he doesn’t want the newspaper’s …

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Mexican journalist gunned down before his family

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico | AFP | A Mexican journalist was shot to death on Sunday while leaving a restaurant with his wife and son in Veracruz state, an area that journalism groups consider one of the country’s most dangerous for reporters, a state commission reported. The dead man was identified as Ricardo …

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Tanzanian TV journalists suspended over fake Trump news

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | A top Tanzanian television presenter has been suspended, along with eight fellow employees of the main state-run channel, for relaying fake news in which US President Donald Trump praised his Tanzanian counterpart. In the fake news item, run this weekend, Trump describes Tanzania’s President …

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Shuttered: EU ditches summit ‘family photo’

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU has ditched the traditional “family photo” of leaders at Brussels summits as it seeks a more modern image for the bloc, European sources said. Until the end of last year, the 28 European Union leaders gathering for their regular meetings would pose together …

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