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‘A history maker’: Karine Jean-Pierre set for White House press secretary role

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This week the blue door will slide back, a Black woman will walk to the lectern and a piece of White House history will be made. Karine Jean-Pierre, facing rows of reporters and cameras, will be making her briefing ro...

The Guardian view on Shireen Abu Aqleh: press freedom under attack

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The shooting of Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Aqleh – one of the Arab world’s best-known journalists – is not only a sad and devastating blow to friends and admirers, but a deadly reminder that press freedoms in the Holy L...

Karine Jean-Pierre announced as first black White House press secretary – video

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Karine Jean-Pierre has been announced as the new White House press secretary, succeeding Jen Psaki and becoming the first black and openly gay person to serve in the role. Jean-Pierre, a political analyst, was Kamala ...

Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre press secretary as Jen Psaki steps down

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Joe Biden has named his new press secretary, after it was announced that Jen Psaki will leave the administration, expected to become a TV host at MSNBC. Karine Jean-Pierre, currently the principal deputy press secreta...

Oxford University Press pulps ‘no longer appropriate’ Biff, Chip and Kipper book

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One of the books in the popular Biff, Chip and Kipper series for children has been withdrawn from sale, with all remaining copies pulped by the publisher, Oxford University Press, after complaints that it was Islamoph...

Scott Morrison refuses press conference as John Howard calls teal independents ‘anti-Liberal groupies’

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The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, did not take questions from media on Saturday – despite addressing a campaign rally and touring a boating, camping and fishing store for the cameras on the New South Wale...

Gazza: story of a footballer mercilessly used and abused by tabloid press

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It’s no great spoiler to reveal that, apart from Gazza’s opening and closing scenes filmed near a Hampshire fishing lake, it is comprised of archive footage. The subject of this two-part documentary, to be shown on th...

El Salvador press cries censorship as anti-gang law targets media

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El Salvador’s congress has authorised prison sentences of 10 to 15 years for news media that reproduce or disseminate messages from gangs, prompting accusations of censorship from press freedom groups. The vote late o...

Biden press secretary Jen Psaki to become TV host at MSNBC, reports say

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Jen Psaki is reportedly preparing to quit as Joe Biden’s White House press secretary to become a TV host at MSNBC. Axios first reported the move on Friday, citing anonymous sources “close to the matter”. Other outlets...

‘The world is waiting for good news’: Russia-Ukraine peace talks press on in Turkey

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Sipping on a tulip-shaped glass of Turkish black tea, Roman Abramovich sat on the sunlit terrace of Istanbul’s Shangri-La hotel on Tuesday afternoon and talked intently with the Ukrainian negotiating team. Despite the...

The ‘zero-Covid’ approach got bad press, but it worked – and it could work again

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It was the alt-history, the policy that didn’t get enacted. No-Covid, zero-Covid or elimination aimed to stamp out community transmission of Covid-19 in a given area, rather than just reduce it to “manageable” levels....

White House press secretary Jen Psaki tests positive for Covid

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Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not travel to Europe with Joe Biden for meetings in Brussels and Poland this week. In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, Psaki said ...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and husband Richard hold first press conference since release – live

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Latest updates: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe speaks to media for first time since end of her detention in Iran

‘We will not be silent’: prominent women press Morrison government for violence and harassment reform

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Prominent women, including the former Australian of the year Grace Tame and the former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins, are launching a fresh call for the Morrison government to implement significant policies to prot...

The Guardian view on privacy law and press freedom: failing to strike a balance

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Prince Andrew’s decision to cut his losses and settle out of court with Virginia Giuffre grabbed all the headlines. But the most far-reaching legal activity this week may have taken place in London rather than New Yor...

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