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Associated Press (AP) is one of the major global wire services.
AP Ends Freelancer's Dual Role
"The Associated Press has terminated its relationship with a freelance reporter in Haiti after learning she was working for a U.S. government-sponsored organization," the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In October 2005, reporter Regine Alexandre began working for NED as a "part-time facilitator" between the U.S. organization and Haitian non-governmental organizations. After another journalist questioned the relationship, Alexandre "denied she was an employee." However, NED confirmed her employment, saying "it was unaware when it hired Alexandre that she worked for the AP or any other media organization." Alexandre has also reported for the New York Times and National Public Radio, though it's unclear whether she contributed to either while working for NED.
- Former President, Louis D. Boccardi
Related SourceWatch resources
- Erica Iacono, AP bows online-content service asap, PR Week, 19 September 2005. ("The Associated Press has started a new service that will offer more options for news consumption. The service, called asap, will offer news in traditional form, as well as audio, video, blogs, and wireless text.")
- "AP Ends Relationship With Haiti Freelancer, Associated Press, 30 December 2005.
- John Aravosis, Associated Press prints false Cheney claims unchallenged, AMERICAblog, 27 May 2007.