Journalists

December 10, 2018 - 7:26 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking maximum 15-year prison terms for five journalists of an opposition newspaper, intensifying concerns over authorities' crackdown on news coverage critical of the government. Anadolu Agency reported Monday that...
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December 05, 2018 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia's crown prince is "complicit" in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The resolution is largely symbolic, but it registers the Senate's unrest with the killing and the Trump administration's...
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December 01, 2018 - 9:57 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a revolutionary court has sentenced a female pro-reform journalist to a nearly 13-year prison term over security charges. The Saturday report said that Hengameh Shahidi can still appeal the verdict that sentenced her to 12...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:12 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists walked off work for 24 hours Tuesday ahead of a broader nationwide strike that is expected to cripple transport services as austerity-weary labor unions press for salary and pension raises and tax cuts. No news programs were being broadcast on TV and radio,...
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In this photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi King Salman gives his annual policy speech in the ornate hall of the consultative Shura Council, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Salman 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 the accusations that the prince ordered the killing. Monday’s speech highlighted the kingdom’s priorities for the coming year, focusing on issues such as the war in Yemen, security for Palestinians, stability in the oil market, countering rival Iran and job creation for Saudis. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)
November 19, 2018 - 2:06 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — 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...
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Journalists stage a protest in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.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 the 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and another prominent official labeling journalists ‘’prostitutes,’’ ‘’jackals,’’ and ‘’intellectually and morally corrupt.’’ Protesters called the attacks a risk to democracy and said they aimed to sound the alarm over ‘’a political philosophy that is emerging around the globe,’’ scapegoating journalists. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 13, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's leaders sought to affirm their commitment to a free press Tuesday after journalists protested around the country against insults emanating from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement. Journalists gathered in piazzas in regional capitals to protest statements by 5-...
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November 05, 2018 - 3:28 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced in Myanmar to seven years in prison 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...
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A video image of Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is played during an event to remember Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, in Washington, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 02, 2018 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday that it will continue to seek a full investigation into the slaying of U.S.-based Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as it marked International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. Commemorating the day is "particularly important" due to...
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Flowers and candles are pictured as the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI) gathers to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists at the SNP Square in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The Board called for justice in the murder of Jan Kuciak and all other murdered journalists. The bodies of 27-year-old Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova were found Feb. 25, 2018 in their house in the town of Velka Maca. (Jakub Kotian/TASR via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 10:40 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An international press freedom group held a memorial Friday for slain Slovakian reporter Jan Kuciak to keep pressure on local authorities to solve his killing and to draw attention to crimes against journalists worldwide. The Vienna-based International Press Institute...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct, 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth.(DHA via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 3:52 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 11:35 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he doesn't feel "betrayed" by Saudi Arabia over the death of a Saudi journalist who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in...
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