German journalists say Turkey trying to silence foreigners

Europe 03/10/19, 10:35

Two German journalists who were stripped of their media credentials to work in Turkey called the government's move an attempt to silence international news organizations and said they refused to be intimidated.German public broadcaster ZDF's Istanbul bureau chief, Joerg Brase, and Thomas Seibert, the Turkey correspondent for Germany's Tagesspiegel newspaper, ...

immigration team adds multiformat journalist in El Paso

Texas 03/07/19, 18:05

Cedar Attanasio, a multiformat journalist with international reporting experience, is joining The Associated Press to cover immigration from El Paso, Texas.Attanasio will work closely with the AP's immigration team across Texas, the U.S. and Mexico to report breaking news and create distinctive enterprise exploring political, humanitarian and legal issues along ...

Mexican journalist seeking US asylum again ordered deported

Texas 03/07/19, 17:43

A Mexican journalist has again been ordered deported from the United States despite his fear that his past stories about corruption make him a target in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.The attorney for Emilio Gutierrez Soto and his son, Oscar, said Thursday that he would appeal ...

Report: Government kept tabs on journalists, ‘instigators’

U.S. 03/06/19, 23:47

The U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico, a San Diego TV station reported Wednesday, citing leaked documents.Dossiers that included photos from their passports or social media accounts, date of birth and other details were kept in a ...

US journalist detained by Venezuelan officers, then freed

America 03/06/19, 20:51

A U.S. journalist was seized by security forces at his apartment Wednesday amid Venezuela's escalating political turmoil, then was freed several hours later and deported, executives at his Miami-based TV station and union representatives said.Cody Weddle was taken to the airport outside Caracas for a flight back to the United ...

Update: journalists see Ghosn leave detention

World 03/06/19, 03:07

The Latest on the release of former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn from the Tokyo Detention Center after he posted 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail (all times local):5:00 p.m.Associated Press journalists have seen a man believed to be former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leave the Tokyo Detention Center.A ...

Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

World 03/04/19, 04:24

A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home on Monday to hugs from his family and friends, pledging to continue working despite having to spend the nights at a police station nearby.Mahmoud Abu Zaid, popularly known as "Shawkan," was convicted of involvement in a ...

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Yannis Behrakis dead at 58

Europe 03/03/19, 06:34

Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has died. He was 58.His death Saturday was confirmed by his employers, Reuters, where he had worked since 1987. Behrakis had long been ill with cancer.Born in Athens in 1960, Behrakis studied photography at a private school and worked at a studio before fulfilling ...

Dozens of journalists accused of breaching gag order on Pell

World 02/28/19, 19:53

An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said Thursday.Reporting in any format accessible from Australia of details of the former ...

Gaza reporter appeals Hamas prison sentence and fine

World 02/26/19, 09:58

A Gaza journalist appealed a six-month prison term and fine Tuesday over her reporting on alleged corruption within the Hamas-run Health Ministry in a case that has drawn international condemnation of the coastal strip's Islamic rulers.Hajar Harb reported in 2016 that healthy people were paying doctors to help them circumvent ...

US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia

U.S. 02/21/19, 18:05

A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years, according to federal charging documents unsealed Thursday in New York.According to a criminal complaint, Abdi Yusuf Hassan was ...

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

Europe 02/21/19, 12:31

Tens of thousands of people are rallying across Slovakia to mark the anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21 2018. Slovak authorities believe it was a contract killing linked to Kuciak's work. He ...

Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

World 02/14/19, 07:57

The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration on Thursday of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent."What we're seeing ... is a level of impunity that I ...

Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

Business 02/14/19, 00:32

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has been freed on bail after her arrest in a libel case.National Bureau of Investigation agents served the warrant against Maria Ressa late Wednesday afternoon and escorted her from the Rappler Inc. office ...

Philippine agents arrest journalist critical of president

World 02/13/19, 08:11

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's policies was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.Maria Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last year, was arrested over a libel complaint ...

Watchdog: Revolutionary Iran jails 1.7 million in 30 years

Europe 02/07/19, 09:12

Media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders says that Iranian authorities jailed, and sometimes executed, 1.7 million people around the capital Tehran alone in the first 30 years after the 1979 Islamic revolution.The organization on Thursday revealed its count that included regime opponents, Baha'is and other religious minorities and at least ...

Photojournalist is remembered as innovator, problem-solver

U.S. 02/05/19, 17:49

Jim Dietz, who helped photojournalists to document history on the world's biggest stages, died while on assignment to cover the Super Bowl in Atlanta. He was 53.Dietz died Jan. 30 while coordinating Getty Images' photo coverage of Super Bowl 53. His death was confirmed by the company and his loved ...

Journalist details mom’s search for son in Brazil dam breach

America 02/04/19, 00:01

My first day covering the devastating dam collapse in southeastern Brazil, I was on the phone with my editor when a crying woman approached me."Sir, sir, can you help me to find my son?" she asked, looking at me with glassy eyes that seemed empty. "Do you know where my ...

Reporters convictions appealed to Myanmar Supreme Court

World 02/01/19, 01:53

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven-year prison terms for violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act have filed an appeal with the country's highest court seeking to overturn their convictions.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for having government documents in their possession. They contend they ...

Judge awards $300M to family of journalist killed in Syria

U.S. 01/31/19, 16:34

A Washington judge has hit the Syrian government with a $302 million judgment over the 2012 death of journalist Marie Colvin, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times. In a verdict unsealed late Wednesday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded the Syrian military had deliberately targeted the ...

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