UK PM May to attend funeral of slain journalist Lyra McKee

Europe 04/24/19, 04:07

Prime Minister Theresa May will attend the funeral of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week.May's office says the prime minister will miss her weekly House of Commons question-and-answer session to attend Wednesday's service in Belfast.McKee, who was 29, was killed Thursday as she ...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Europe 04/23/19, 08:29

The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet.Here are answers to some questions about the ...

Update: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Europe 04/23/19, 02:54

The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local):8:50 a.m.The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act.An Irish Republican Army splinter group ...

‘New IRA’ admits killing N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Europe 04/23/19, 01:48

An Irish Republican Army splinter group has admitted that one of its "volunteers" killed journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry.In a statement issued Tuesday to the Irish News, the New IRA offered "full and sincere" apologies to McKee's family and friends.The group said ...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

World 04/22/19, 22:53

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, one of journalism's ...

Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter’s death

Europe 04/21/19, 16:22

Two teenagers who were arrested in the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Northern Ireland have been released from police custody without being charged.Police let the 18- and 19-year-old men go Sunday night and appealed to anyone with information about whoever killed Lyra McKee to come forward.McKee was fatally ...

Northern Irish police arrest 2 over killing of journalist

Europe 04/20/19, 02:47

Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry.The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said Saturday. No further information was immediately given.Lyra ...

Northern Ireland police release video in hunt for killer

Europe 04/19/19, 15:06

Police in Northern Ireland searched for multiple suspects Friday after the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in Londonderry and sought help from the public to get "a killer off the streets" and into custody. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed, ...

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Europe 04/19/19, 02:15

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Friday morning that 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee died after she was shot during ...

Journalist who covered Columbine wonders about lives unlived

U.S. 04/19/19, 00:10

Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah."You can't prove a negative," our teachers and parents sometimes tell us when we're young.Yet when I look back upon my time in Colorado covering the almost-adults who were killed in the Columbine High School attack 20 years ago this week, all I can see are the negatives: ...

journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

U.S. 04/15/19, 14:44

A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war.Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year uncovering atrocities and suffering in Yemen, shining a light ...

Skoloff named to lead video across ‘s West region

U.S. 04/10/19, 15:33

Brian Skoloff, a video journalist who has covered numerous big stories across the United States while training many text reporters on visual storytelling, has been appointed West deputy news director for video.Skoloff will oversee and drive video coverage across 13 Western states from the regional hub in Phoenix, working closely ...

Serbian court gives big sentences to killers of journalist

Europe 04/05/19, 06:40

A Serbian court on Friday sentenced four former state security members to up to 30 years in prison for the killing two decades ago of a prominent journalist, who was a critic of then-leader Slobodan Milosevic.Slavko Curuvija, the owner and editor of two independent newspapers at the time, was gunned ...

Journalist at site critical of Duterte arrested in 2nd case

World 03/28/19, 21:50

The head of a Philippine online news site, among media agencies deemed critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested again Friday, this time over an alleged investment violation.Rappler Inc. reported that its CEO and executive editor, Maria Ressa, was served a warrant by the police after arriving at Manila's international ...

Survivor of Chapecoense air crash dies after heart attack

Sports 03/27/19, 11:37

A journalist who was one of the six survivors of the Chapecoense soccer team air crash died Tuesday night after a heart attack.Rafael Henzel, who was 45, died in the southern Brazilian city of Chapeco. Radio Oeste Capital, where he worked, said the journalist died in a local hospital after ...

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists’ appeal

World 03/26/19, 06:48

Myanmar's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remained in Insein Prison while their lawyers attended the court's first ...

Justice sought for 4 Dutch journalists killed in El Salvador

America 03/24/19, 23:35

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts.Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs ...

Report: Slain Mexican journalist’s widow targeted by spyware

Tech 03/20/19, 15:42

The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday.The Toronto-based Citizen Lab said the attempt to place Pegasus spy software targeted Griselda Triana, the widow of Javier Valdez, bringing ...

News organizations to highlight most threatened journalists

U.S. 03/15/19, 04:46

A coalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world's most threatened journalists in a new freedom of speech initiative, the group announced Friday in New York.Members of the One Free Press Coalition will publish on their ...

US cites journalist murder as a rights abuse by Saudi Arabia

Politics 03/13/19, 11:46

The Trump administration used an annual report on human rights abuses to call out close partner Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year. The State Department annual global human rights report said The Washington Post columnist was killed by agents of the kingdom while ...

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