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8:40 AM ET, January 16, 2015


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Agence France-Presse:
AFP photographer shot at Pakistan anti-Charlie Hebdo protest  —  AFP photographer Asif Hassan was shot and seriously injured Friday while covering an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest by religious party activists outside the French consulate in Karachi, but was out of immediate danger following surgery.
Discussion: NDTV News and The Local
France 24:
Charlie Hebdo protesters clash with police near French consulate in Karachi  —  About 200 protesters clashed on Friday with Pakistani police outside the French consulate in the southern city of Karachi after a demonstration against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent.
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Testimony from former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice sheds light on how US government pressures journalists to withhold security stories  —  Condoleezza Rice Testifies on Urging The Times to Not Run Article  —  WASHINGTON — White House officials favor two primary tactics …
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
F.B.I. Chief Criticizes Times on Qaeda Source  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, sharply criticized The New York Times on Thursday for anonymously quoting a member of a terrorist group in an article about the deadly attacks last week in France.
JC Finley / UPI:
Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger Raif Badawi … Saudi Arabia postponed Friday the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison.  —  Badawi was arrested in 2012 for cybercrime and insulting Islam through his website The Liberal Saudi Network.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
BuzzFeed launches its own ‘public chat’ channel in messaging app Viber  —  Online news site's partnership follows an earlier deal with rival Viber, and follows rumours of a similar alliance with Snapchat  —  Online news site BuzzFeed's initial growth may have been fuelled by social networks Facebook …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage  —  In the wake of an investigation, “we're walking around with duct tape over our keyboards”  —  Things are not as they should be these days at The Virginian-Pilot, the largest newspaper in Virginia.
Discussion: @cjkmedia and @cjr
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Dish agrees on terms to bring back Fox news, business channels  —  Dish Network Corp said the Fox News and Fox Business channels will return soon to the satellite TV provider's lineup after both sides agreed on Thursday to the major terms of a multi-year deal.
Joel Simon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Iranian journalist's struggle shows that the free press is often muffled through pressure, intimidation, imprisonment, and exile  —  Waiting for Iran  —  In the aftermath of the horrific murders of Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris, one might think attacks on journalists tend to be dramatic …
Discussion: @maxrileygould and @cjr
Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
BBC has ‘greater responsibility’ than other broadcasters to recruit women in news and current affairs, report says  —  Broadcasters must do more to recruit women in news and current affairs since current initiatives to do so are failing, a House of Lords report has found.
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Amazon executive hopes for era of peace with publishers  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The overseer of's Kindle e-book and publishing divisions is preaching peace.  —  With a monthslong standoff between Amazon and Hachette Book Group over e-book revenues settled and a multiyear agreement in place …
Discussion: Gigaom
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