After 85 years of operation, the news agency Australian Associated Press (AAP) is set to close down. The major shareholders said that the agency is unsustainable, and as of June 2020, it will cease to exist.
It’s nothing new that politicians use notes and cue cards when giving speeches. But a recent AP photo shows that Donald Trump uses notes that remind him to be sympathetic. AP photographer Carolyn Kaster managed to capture the notes president Trump used when meeting people impacted by the mass school shootings across the US. The photo made the public worried and caused a lot of reaction.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza‘s emotional series of 8 images that received third place in the People, Stories category of the World Press Photo contest (see the winners here) has been withdrawn by Associated Press, stating that the submission of the set was made in error.
The photographs in question were never distributed by the AP – our criteria for entering work in contests – because of our policy on reproducing photographs taken by others.
We sincerely regret the inconvenience our withdrawal of these eight photos has caused World Press Photo and we will take immediate steps to prevent this from happening again in any photojournalism contest. – Santiago Lyon, Associated Press vice president for photography
Former Afghan police unit commander Naqibullah, who received a death sentence following the murder of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon, will not be executed after all.
Afghanistan’s Supreme Court overturned the Primary Court’s decision from last July and decided to sentence Naqibullah to 20 years in prison instead.
According to AP lawyer, Zahid Safi, that is the maximum jail sentence in the country.
Niedringhaus and Gannon were in the country covering the presidential elections of 2014 when they were attacked.