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AP president: Journalists worldwide 'increasingly under attack' amid attempts to control news
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 6:49 PM EDT
The president and CEO of The Associated Press says journalists around the world are "increasingly under attack" by people trying to influence and control the news.
Pruitt touched on the recent death of AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus . She was killed last week in Afghanistan, and her colleague Kathy Gannon was seriously wounded. The women were covering the run-up to the country's elections.
Pruitt says the increased dangers to reporters and the growing secrecy of governments make journalists' jobs more challenging but also more important.
Egyptian authorities say the Al-Jazeera journalists engaged in terrorism-related offenses by providing a platform to the Muslim Brotherhood. Their defenders say they were doing their jobs as journalists.