Some journalists wonder if their profession is tweet-crazy

Tech 01/29/19, 11:52

If Twitter is the town square for journalists, some are ready to step away.That's happening this week at the online news site Insider — by order of the boss. Reporters have been told to take a week off from tweeting at work and to keep TweetDeck off their computer screens. ...

Memorable SAG Award moments you didn’t see on television

Entertainment 01/27/19, 23:20

While actors are accustomed to being on camera, not every starry moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards makes the screen. Here's a look at some of the best moments that took place off-camera:___SHOWIN' MEDIA LOVE"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" cast members Kevin Pollak and Marin Hinkle made guest appearances at ...

Amnesty criticizes Iran’s mass arrests as US frees reporter

World 01/24/19, 03:03

Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year, including dozens of journalists, in what Amnesty International on Thursday called a "shameless campaign of repression" as the U.S. released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television held for days as a material witness.While Iranian officials and state media have widely condemned ...

Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits

World 01/22/19, 05:21

Qatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera says that its correspondents in Sudan have had their work permits withdrawn by security officials.In a statement late Monday on the Arabic language Facebook page of its Sudanese channel, the channel said its Khartoum office was told the decision was made after a review of ...

PHOTOS: Slain journalist Ben Khalifa caught Libya turmoil

World 01/21/19, 15:44

Mohamed Ben Khalifa's work as a photographer and video journalist captured the tragedy of refugee corpses washing ashore on Libya's coastline. In urban centers, he documented ferocious militia warfare.In one photo, a wave rolls gently over the arm of a dead refugee. In another, a love letter written on pink ...

Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

World 01/18/19, 00:27

Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi's court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster's son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in St. Louis by the FBI on a material ...

Iran newspapers, official criticize US arrest of newscaster

World 01/17/19, 04:40

Iranian hard-line newspapers and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are criticizing the arrest in the U.S. of an American anchorwoman from Iran's state-run English-language TV channel.The hard-line Vatan-e Emrooz paper on Thursday criticized the detention of Press TV's Marzieh Hashemi as "Saudi-style behavior with a critical journalist." That's a reference ...

TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

Entertainment 01/16/19, 14:24

A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials.Former "To Catch a Predator" host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. He was charged with issuing a ...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

World 01/11/19, 03:19

A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year.Judge Aung Naing said in his ruling that ...

Gambia’s journalists, free from dictator, work to win trust

World 12/31/18, 06:26

Journalists in Gambia have launched a self-regulatory body they hope will offer legitimacy, and far more freedom, to media emerging from a dictatorship that ruled the tiny West African nation for more than two decades.During the 22 years of former President Yahya Jammeh's rule, journalists were regularly abducted, tortured and ...

Journalist group says year’s 94 killings end recent decline

Europe 12/30/18, 12:18

An international trade association says killings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half- dozen years.The International Federation of Journalists said in an annual report set for release on Monday that the number of media industry workers slain around the ...

Sudan journalists go on strike in support of protests

World 12/27/18, 05:33

An independent union of Sudanese journalists says its members have started a strike in support of "legitimate" popular demands for freedom and democracy.A union statement Thursday says the three-day strike is also a protest against the "barbaric" assault by authorities on press freedoms.The strike is the latest in a series ...

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

World 12/26/18, 01:31

Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and ...

Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

World 12/25/18, 18:53

Protests erupted Tuesday in Tunisia after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, prompting clashes with police and nationwide concern.Journalist Abderrazak Zorgui posted a video online before his self-immolation in the struggling provincial city of Kasserine describing his ...

Israeli military still silent over journalist shooting

World 12/21/18, 12:26

One month after the shooting of an Associated Press cameraman in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military still has not commented on the incident or provided any updates about the status of an investigation.Rashed Rashid was covering a protest near Gaza's northern border with Israel on Nov. 19 when he ...

Germany: Der Spiegel says star reporter made up material

Europe 12/19/18, 11:58

An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel, one of Germany's leading news outlets, has left the weekly magazine after evidence emerged that he committed journalistic fraud "on a grand scale" over a number of years, the publication said Wednesday.Spiegel published a lengthy report on its website after conducting an ...

Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

World 12/19/18, 10:23

The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists were killed in retaliation for their work as of Dec. 14, while at least 53 were killed ...

PHOTOS: photojournalist portrays volcano’s devastation

World 12/12/18, 00:00

They call it the Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, frequently spewing ash and gas across a swath of Guatemala west of the capital. On June 3, the mountain erupted with a fury not seen in more than a century, exploding with 1,300-degree molten ...

Romania detains Turkish journalist on Turkey’s request

Europe 12/05/18, 14:16

A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said.Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that Kamil Demirkaya was detained based on an extradition request from Turkey for ...

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