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Katherine Fung
Katherine Fung is the deputy editor of HuffPost Media.

Entries by Katherine Fung

Iran Confirms Washington Post Correspondent Jason Rezaian Has Been Arrested

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 9:31 AM

Iran has confirmed that Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has indeed been arrested, following earlier reports that the journalist had been detained.

The newspaper received reports earlier this week that Rezaian, the Post's Tehran correspondent and a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, had been detained along with his wife...

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Anderson Cooper Describes 'Extraordinary Outpouring' For MH17 Victims

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 2:18 PM

Anderson Cooper took a moment on Wednesday to recognize the "extraordinary outpouring" of grief for the victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The plane -- believed to have been shot down -- crashed in eastern Ukraine last week, killing all 298 people aboard. One hundred ninety-three victims...

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Sherri Shepherd Wins Custody Battle Over Her Son

(10) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 10:49 AM

Sherri Shepherd will keep custody of her nine-year-old son Jeffrey, a Los Angeles court ruled Monday.

The "View" co-host has been in a custody battle since her ex-husband Jeffrey Tarpley petitioned for temporary physical custody of their son, claiming that Shepherd's career takes priority over parenting. People...

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Egyptian Court Says Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Were Under The Influence Of 'The Devil'

(10) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Journalists around the world are outraged by Egypt's sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists, and the latest statement from the Egyptian court that jailed them is sure to provoke more outcry.

Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed have been sentenced to seven to...

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Greta Van Susteren's Blistering Response To Criticism Of Jill Abramson Interview

(18) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 3:49 PM

A new piece in the Columbia Journalism Review is criticizing former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson's post-firing interviews with Greta Van Susteren and other female journalists, but Van Susteren said Tuesday that the essay couldn't be further from the truth.

Abramson was fired from her post in...

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White House Reporters Are Fighting With The Obama Administration Yet Again

(22) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:59 PM

White House reporters battled the Obama administration over press access once again on Tuesday.

This time, the cause was President Barack Obama's meeting with astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Sunday was the 45th anniversary of the day they landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong, and...

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Reporter Who Went Through MH17 Passenger's Luggage Makes A Deeply Emotional Apology

(17) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Sky News' Colin Brazier recently sparked outrage when he went through luggage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and now he is speaking out about why he did it.

In a piece for the Guardian on Tuesday, Brazier admitted that he made a "serious error in...

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MSNBC Contributor Accuses Network Of 'Biased' Coverage Toward Israel

(1135) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:48 PM

MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal took issue with the network's coverage of the conflict in the Middle East on Monday.

Speaking on Ronan Farrow's show, she accused MSNBC of covering the Israeli perspective far more than the Palestinian side.

“We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue,"...

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CNN Host Lets Pun Slip While Covering MH17 Crash

(6) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:12 PM

There are right times to use a pun on the news and well, there are wrong times.

Monday morning was the latter for CNN's Chris Cuomo, who was reporting live from the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed last week. Cuomo interviewed Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), and accidentally...

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Reporters Detained At Gunpoint While Investigating Malaysian Plane Crash

(4) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 10:32 AM

Several reporters were recently detained by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine while investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The Guardian reported Monday that Paul Hansen and Jan Lewenhagen — Swedish journalists working for Dagens Nyheter — were at the morgue in Donetsk when they were detained...

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Joe Scarborough Admits Making 'Boneheaded Error'

(465) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 8:47 AM

Joe Scarborough adamantly insisted he was right during an exchange with co-host Mika Brzezinski on Monday's "Morning Joe," only to admit later that he was "wrong."

The two were discussing President Obama's response to the Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine. Brzezinski pointed out that President Reagan was...

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Israeli Army Is Requiring Journalists To Sign Waiver In Case Of Injury Or Death

(37) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 4:06 PM

The Israeli army is making journalists who enter Gaza sign waivers that absolve it of responsibility for their injury or death.

The Israel Defense Force launched a ground offensive in Gaza on Thursday, and reporters tweeted on Friday that they had to sign the waivers to cross...

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CBS Chief Says Network Would Be Interested In Buying CNN

(7) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 1:28 PM

CBS would be interested in buying CNN if it were for sale, CBS president and CEO Les Moonves said Thursday.

Reuters reported that Moonves was at a Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills, California, and reporters asked him to comment on the possibility of CBS buying...

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Newspaper Front Pages Show Devastating Images Of Malaysian Plane Crash

(12) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 9:48 AM

The world has watched with horror as the news of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine continues to unfold.

The plane, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed near the border between Ukraine and Russia on Thursday. U.S. officials have said that the...

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Jill Abramson Won't Talk 'Grassy Knoll' Speculation With Katie Couric

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:51 AM

There have been many reports about Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times, but the former executive editor did not want to discuss them in her recent interview with Katie Couric.

Abramson sat down with Couric on Thursday for one of her first interviews since she was removed...

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Don't Worry, Everyone. Geraldo's Getting To The Bottom Of The Malaysian Plane Crash

(49) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Not even an hour after the first reports of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashing in Ukraine, Geraldo Rivera was already pointing his finger at Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Networks zeroed in on news about the crash on Thursday, and Rivera was the male host on Fox News' "Outnumbered."

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Bill O'Reilly Wants To Build A Berlin Wall On The Southern Border

(507) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 9:42 AM

The debate about how to fix America's immigration system is raging, but the solution, according to Bill O'Reilly, is simple.

He proposed on Wednesday night building something like the Berlin Wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. (Because we all know how well the Berlin Wall went.)

"Nobody could get through that...

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New York Daily News Calls Bill De Blasio 'An Ass'

(27) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 8:37 AM

The New York Daily News didn't hide its feelings about New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday morning.

The newspaper's front page said it all:

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Political Journalists Might Want To Engage In More Fact Checking On Twitter

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:09 PM

Fact checking is a critical role of journalists, but Twitter wasn't the place a lot of them were doing it during the 2012 presidential debates.

According to a recent study, the majority of political journalists tweeting during the debates focused on repeating the candidates' statements, rather than...

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Vanity Fair Is Accused Of Photoshopping Prince William

(23) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Does Prince William look a little... different on the latest cover of Vanity Fair?

The magazine has been accused of Photoshopping him to look like he has more hair, though the magazine has maintained it did no such thing. Racked compared the cover to the original photo,...

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