Washington Post: Turkish officials say Saudi writer killed

Europe 10/06/18, 06:57

Turkish investigators believe a prominent Saudi journalist who contributed to The Washington Post was killed in "a preplanned murder" at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, the Post reported Saturday night, citing two anonymous officials. Saudi authorities had no immediate comment, though they've insisted the writer left their diplomatic post.One Turkish ...

Prosecutors: $81,000 paid for Slovak journalist slaying

Europe 10/01/18, 08:17

A prosecutor says a total sum of 70,000 euros ($81,000) was paid for the contract slayings of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee.Speaking at a news conference, a prosecutor in the case whose name was not given said Monday that 50,000 euros was paid and the remaining 20,000 euros ...

Amal Clooney: Pardon Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar

World 09/28/18, 18:28

Human Rights attorney Amal Clooney, who is representing two journalists from Reuters news agency sentenced to hard labor after they uncovered a military massacre, urged Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday to immediately pardon the reporters and reverse a miscarriage of justice.Clooney, speaking at ...

Update: Turkish journalist won’t attend press conference

World 09/28/18, 06:48

The Latest on the Turkish president's visit to Germany (all times local):12:40 p.m.An exiled Turkish journalist says he won't attend a press conference in Germany with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after learning the Turkish leader was considering canceling if he were there.Can Dundar, the former ...

Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law

World 09/28/18, 01:56

Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh's Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech.A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has officially protested the bill, called the Digital Security Act, and plans to ...

Officials: Suspects in Slovak slain journalist case arrested

Europe 09/27/18, 02:36

Police in Slovakia have arrested suspects in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, officials said Thursday.Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Facebook that he was happy to receive news "that police arrested the suspects in the murder of two ...

3 Greek journalists set free after minister’s complaint

Europe 09/23/18, 14:43

Three journalists were released from custody Sunday following a complaint against them by Greece's defense minister.The publisher, editor-in-chief and political editor of daily paper "Fileleftheros" (Liberal) had voluntarily turned themselves in Saturday after Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said an article in the paper's Friday edition had defamed him.The article alleged ...

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