Tuesday , June 15 2021


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Here’s what went on inside off-the-record meeting with DOJ

Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, describes an off-the-record meeting with leaders of the current DOJ regarding former President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice secretly obtaining records about the communications of members of the press. Source: CNN

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How cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can transform Africa

As emerging technologies like blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrencies continue to garner interest, digitally minded entrepreneurs across Africa are looking to highlight the continent’s tech potential. CNN takes a look at how African thought leaders are bringing ideas to a global stage at this year’s AIBC Summit. Source: CNN

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Biden ramps up tougher rhetoric against China at G7

World leaders attending the G7 summit issued a final communique that confronted China on just about every sore spot, from human rights abuses to a push for a renewed independent investigation into the origins of Covid-19. They also promoted an alternative infrastructure plan to counter China’s influence. CNN’s Ivan Watson …

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New hope for missing U.S. journalist Austin Tice?

Brian Stelter asks if the Biden administration’s review of Syria policy could provide an opening to secure journalist Austin Tice’s freedom. Michael Holtzman says “Bashir al-Assad has a moment in which he can establish confidence with the U.S. by connecting with the American people in a very direct and personal …

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Attorney General to meet with news execs about leak probes

Brian Stelter asks CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist what he wants to hear at an upcoming meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland. Feist says news execs want more specifics about Trump-era spying and more protections for journalists doing their jobs. “The most important goal,” he says, “is to prevent …

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ProPublica EIC answers questions about stunning tax leak

ProPublica editor-in-chief Stephen Engelberg discusses the publication’s “Secret IRS Files” report. Engelberg details ProPublica’s vetting process; the mysterious provenance of the tax data; and why the newsroom’s “main concern” was the data’s accuracy, not origins. Source: CNN

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