Journalists

December 31, 2018 - 2:02 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Journalists in Gambia have launched a self-regulatory body they hope will offer legitimacy, and 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,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, May 31, 2018, a man carries a portrait of slain journalist Hector Gonzalez Antonio as his daughter, left, mourns during his funeral in Mexico City. Gonzalez, who worked with the national newspaper Excelsior, was found beaten to death in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the state that shares a border with Texas. The International Federation of Journalists says in a report set for release Monday Dec. 31, 2018, that 11 Mexico journalists were killed, among 94 people working in the media industry killed this year, 12 more than in 2017.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, FILE)
December 30, 2018 - 12:44 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — An international trade association says on-the-job slayings 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 Monday that 94...
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December 27, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Lawyers for a German journalist found to have fabricated information say he denies having used for himself donations meant for nonexistent Syrian siblings. Claas Relotius' ex-employer, Der Spiegel magazine, said Sunday he had asked readers for donations to be transferred to his...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 handout image provided a Sudanese activist, a plain clothed policeman points his rifle at protesters during clashes in Khartoum, Sudan. Police used tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan's president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online. (Sudanese Activist via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 6:27 am
CAIRO (AP) — An independent union of Sudanese journalists launched a strike Thursday in support of "legitimate" popular demands for freedom and democracy, the latest in a series of work stoppages and protests calling for longtime President Omar Bashir to step down. A union statement said the three-...
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Tunisian Police officers patrol after clashes in the streets of Kasserine, southern of Tunisia, Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018.The death of a Tunisian journalist Abderrak Zorgui who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation prompted a protest that led to clashes with police and nationwide concern. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Salah)
December 25, 2018 - 5:53 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — 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-...
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December 24, 2018 - 2:52 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has heard an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a case that has drawn worldwide criticism and attention to the crisis that drove members of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. A New York-based organization dedicated to the safety of journalists says the number killed worldwide in reprisal for their work, including Khashoggi, nearly doubled in 2018. Khashoggi was one of 53 journalists killed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 14, 2018, the committee said. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
December 19, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of journalists killed in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization found that at least 34 journalists were targeted and killed for their work as of...
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The Dec. 19, 2018 photo shows issues of German news magazine Spiegel arranged on a table in Berlin. An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel, one of Germany’s leading news outlet, has left the publication after being found to have committing what the weekly described Wednesday as journalistic fraud “on a grand scale” over a number of years. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 10:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — 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...
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December 18, 2018 - 10:14 am
PARIS (AP) — Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide so far this year. The Paris-based group, also known by its French acronym RSF, said 63 journalists died in relation to their jobs from Jan...
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This combination photo provided by Time Magazine shows their four covers for the "Person of the Year," announced Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The covers show Jamal Khashoggi, top left, members of the Capital Gazette newspaper, of Annapolis, Md., top right, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, bottom left, and Maria Ressa. The covers, which Time called the "guardians and the war on truth," were selected "for taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths, for the imperfect but essential quest for facts that are central to civil discourse, for speaking up and speaking out." (Time Magazine via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 5:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world. The designation wasn't intended as a...
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