Prominent columnist in Turkey is released from prison

Europe 05/29/19, 17:49

A prominent Turkish journalist sent back to prison Wednesday in connection with convictions for terror charges handed last year to an opposition newspaper was released hours later.Kadri Gursel tweeted Wednesday evening that he was released from an Istanbul prison. He had turned himself in earlier that day to serve out ...

Report criticizes probe into slaying of Malta journalist

World 05/29/19, 09:13

A Council of Europe report has criticized the "glacial" pace of the investigation into the car bomb assassination of a leading Maltese investigative journalist and called Wednesday for an independent public inquiry into the case.Three Maltese men are believed to have triggered the powerful car bomb that killed 53-year-old Daphne ...

San Francisco police chief sorry for raid on journalist

U.S. 05/25/19, 13:17

Facing a growing public outcry, San Francisco's police chief apologized on Friday, May 25, for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report in the unexpected death of the city's public defender. Chief William Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle the searches were probably ...

San Francisco police chief ‘sorry’ for raid on journalist

U.S. 05/24/19, 19:49

San Francisco's police chief is apologizing for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender.Chief William Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday the searches were probably illegal and said "I'm sorry ...

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

U.S. 05/21/19, 20:10

The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report. Chief William Scott addressed reporters hours after police agreed in court to return ...

Turkish opposition journalist hospitalized following attack

Europe 05/11/19, 13:57

A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government and its nationalist allies has been hospitalized after being attacked outside his home.The Yenicag newspaper says Saturday that columnist Yavuz Selim Demirag was beaten up by about five or six people with baseball bats after appearing on a TV show Friday.The ...

Prominent Russian journalist and critic of Putin dies at 59

Europe 05/10/19, 05:39

A prominent Russian journalist whose TV reports changed between acclaiming President Vladimir Putin to scathing criticism has died. He was 59.The Govorit Moskva radio station said on Friday that its editor-in-chief, Sergei Dorenko, died of internal bleeding after an aorta rupture. Earlier, media reports said Dorenko lost consciousness while riding ...

UN office hails Myanmar journalists’ release, with a caveat

Europe 05/07/19, 07:00

The U.N. human rights office is praising the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison in Myanmar, but says a "very dire situation" remains for freedom of expression in the Asian country.Rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani hailed "good news" but insisted that the two Pulitzer ...

Myanmar frees 2 imprisoned Reuters reporters

World 05/06/19, 22:36

Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces' abuses of Rohingya Muslims were pardoned and released Tuesday, the prison chief and witnesses said.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed after President Win Myint issued a blanket pardon for 6,520 prisoners, ...

Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Africa 05/03/19, 11:45

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Friday, television and radio stations in Uganda were being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in court.Journalists have protested the ordered suspension of news leaders at 13 stations over what the Uganda Communications Commission called "repeated breach of minimum broadcasting ...

Journalist’s murder spurs bid to unblock NIreland politics

Europe 04/26/19, 05:36

Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland's collapsed government, amid mounting criticism of politicians following the murder of a journalist by a banned militant group.The two governments are expected to make an announcement Friday about talks to revive the power-sharing administration, which has been suspended ...

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