Parents of US journalist missing in Syria hopeful about fate

Texas 12/04/18, 11:18

The parents of American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in Syria in 2012, say they are hopeful the Trump administration will work on releasing their son, in the same way it did with Americans held in North Korea. Marc and Debra Tice told reporters in Beirut that they have met ...

Sinclair distances itself from commentary after protest

Entertainment 11/29/18, 12:32

The Sinclair Broadcast Group is distancing itself from commentary by its chief political analyst Boris Epshteyn, who this week supported the Trump administration's efforts to stop migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico. The commentary has triggered protests, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists said it is reconsidering allowing Sinclair ...

Woman tells of torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

Politics 11/26/18, 18:24

A woman says she was beaten and tortured at one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained members of a persecuted ethnic group. Twenty-nine-year-old Mihrigul Tursun says she was electrocuted and forced to take unknown drugs at a camp for people from the Muslim Uighur (WEE'-guhr) minority. She ...

How global journalists investigated medical device safety

Health 11/25/18, 12:49

More than 250 journalists in 36 countries representing more than 50 media organizations, including The Associated Press, spent nearly a year examining the safety of medical devices , such as how they are tested, approved and monitored by regulatory agencies.Led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the group found ...

6 memorable clashes at presidential news conferences

Politics 11/23/18, 03:52

President Donald Trump and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta have their own styles that may seem outside the lines of “decorum” to some. But presidential duels with reporters aren’t unique to the current president or any network. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a new set of rules ...

Saudi King’s speech makes no mention of slain journalist

World 11/19/18, 09:42

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday gave his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of allegations that the young royal ordered the killing.The annual policy speech by the king instead highlighted ...

Funeral prayers held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist

World 11/16/18, 08:16

Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate.Khashoggi's friends, Turkish politicians and others attended Friday's funeral prayers at Istanbul's Fatih Mosque. The prayers were held "in absentia" because The Washington Post columnist's remains have not been ...

Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

Europe 11/13/18, 10:08

Italian journalists have protested across the country against insults from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement.Journalists gathered in piazzas in regional capitals Tuesday to protest statements by 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and another prominent official labeling journalists "prostitutes," ''jackals" and "intellectually and morally corrupt."Journalists stage a protest in ...

In online ruse, fake journalists tried to hack Saudi critic

Europe 11/08/18, 12:10

Hackers impersonating journalists tried to intercept the communications of a prominent Saudi opposition figure in Washington.An Associated Press review of malicious emails sent to activist Ali AlAhmed shows he was approached by hackers masquerading as a BBC representative and as Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed last month ...

Appeals filed for 2 Myanmar journalists in secrets case

World 11/05/18, 06:32

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar for possession of official documents are appealing the verdict, the news agency said Monday.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on a military-led brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority when they were arrested and ...

Press group urges action in slain Slovak reporter case

World 11/02/18, 10:23

An international press freedom group is keeping pressure on Slovak authorities to solve the killing of local reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiance, while using their case to draw the attention to crimes against journalists worldwide.The Vienna-based International Press Institute says nearly 75 journalists have been killed around the world ...

Days after synagogue massacre, online hate is thriving

U.S. 11/01/18, 10:21

A website popular with racists that was used by the man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was shut down within hours of the slaughter, but it hardly mattered: Anti-Semites and racists who hang out in such havens just moved to other online forums. On Wednesday, four days after 11 people ...

Hong Kong journalist, martial arts novelist Louis Cha dies, at 94

Entertainment 10/30/18, 21:20

Louis Cha, a Hong Kong journalist and best-selling Chinese martial arts novelist, has died at age 94 after a long illness. The Hong Kong newspaper founded by Cha, Ming Pao Daily News, said he passed away Tuesday at a Hong Kong hospital. Cha's novels about ancient Chinese swordsmen have sold millions and ...

For Jewish journalists, online harassment goes with the job

U.S. 10/30/18, 16:22

For many Jewish journalists in the U.S., persistent online anti-Semitic harassment has become part of the job.The phenomenon became pervasive during the 2016 presidential campaign, and there's been a resurgence in recent months ahead of next week's midterm election, according to the Anti-Defamation League.In this May 22, 2018 photo provided ...

Japan reporter freed from Syria happy to go home from ‘hell’

World 10/25/18, 02:56

A Japanese journalist freed from captivity in Syria said he is happy to be going home after living in "hell" for more than three years, but is worried about how he will catch up with a changed world.Kidnapped in 2015 by al-Qaida's branch in Syria, Jumpei Yasuda was expected to ...

Japan awaits ID confirmation of reporter freed from Syria

World 10/23/18, 20:03

Japan was anxiously awaiting confirmation Wednesday that a man freed from Syria is a freelance journalist kidnapped three years ago.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters he was relieved by the news and is anxious to get the man's identify confirmed. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has said the man is ...

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