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Protests mark a year since Slovak journalist's murder

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied Thursday to mark a year since the gangland-style murder of a journalist probing corruption sparked a crisis that forced the prime minister to quit.

Protests against jail sentences for journalists in Turkey

Istanbul - A group of lawyers on Thursday gathered outside Istanbul's main courthouse to protest against an appeal court's upholding the convictions of former journalists and executives from opposition daily Cumhuriyet.

Three AFP photographers nominated for World Press Photo Awards

Den Haag - Photographers for Agence France-Presse received four nominations Wednesday in the 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April.

Egypt denies New York Times journalist entry: report

Apo - Egyptian authorities have denied entry to a veteran New York Times journalist, the US-based newspaper reported on Tuesday.David Kirkpatrick arrived at Cairo airport on Monday but was barred from entering the country, the newspaper said.

Turkey court upholds convictions of opposition journalists

Istanbul - A Turkish appeals court Tuesday upheld jail sentences against opposition journalists in a long-running case targeting the Cumhuriyet newspaper -- one of the few remaining dailies critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Russia's RT fumes after Facebook blocks 'wildly popular' page

Moscow - Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, criticising the move as an attack on media rights."We had a subsidiary project in English, In the Now. The project was wildly popular -- 2.

France to tighten online bullying laws after media 'boys' club' scandal

Paris - France said Thursday it is toughening its online abuse laws after an outcry over young media executives who ran a macho "boys' club" that hounded female colleagues.

Meghan Markle hounded like Diana? Hardly, British papers say

London - Could Meghan Markle really face the same fate as Princess Diana? Britain's newspapers on Wednesday angrily challenged US actor George Clooney's claim that their treatment of Prince Harry's wife resembled the hounding of his late mother.

Male French media cabal accused of targeting feminists

Paris - A group of young French media executives was condemned Monday for running a macho "boys' club" that harassed female colleagues online.

Australia watchdog tips tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

Sydney - The head of Australia's competition watchdog warned Monday that tough new regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook was needed to protect the future of independent journalism.

Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss Bezos

New York - A lawyer denied Sunday allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a "reliable" source.

China entertainment endures 'bitter winter' after crackdowns

Dongyang Shi - Chinese film and television are reeling from what industry insiders call a "bitterly cold winter" of sharper government scrutiny that is expected to lead to more Communist Party-friendly content.

Catalan separatists trial: not just legal battle, media one too

Madrid - The trial on Tuesday of 12 Catalan leaders over their role in Catalonia's failed independence bid will be fought between Madrid and the separatists in the international media as much as in the courtroom.

Radio journalist shot dead in Mexico's latest media killing

Mexico - A Mexican radio journalist was shot dead Saturday in a restaurant in Tabasco state, east of the capital, the latest victim in what has become one of the world's deadliest countries for the press.

Sex, plots and blackmail: the toxic politics behind Bezos claims

New York - The stunning extortion claims made by Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos against the Trump-friendly National Enquirer tabloid have spotlighted a fierce behind-the-scenes media feud, taking place in an ever more toxic US political climate.

New pressure over Khashoggi death, Trump silent at deadline

Washington - President Donald Trump appeared prepared to ignore the US Congress's Friday deadline to determine who ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi amid new revelations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke of threatening the journalist with a "bullet....

Khashoggi fiancee hopes Trump will change mind on killing

Istanbul - The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday she hoped pressure from the US Congress would encourage the Trump adminstration to take a tougher stance on the killing.

Bezos accuses Enquirer of 'blackmail' over intimate photos

Washington - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has accused the publisher of the tabloid National Enquirer, who has been described as a close friend of President Donald Trump, of trying to blackmail him over lurid photos.

US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'

Washington - US lawmakers threatened Thursday to take tougher action against Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi amid a new revelation that the kingdom's powerful crown prince spoke of going after him with a "bullet.

Bezos accuses Enquirer of 'blackmail' over intimate photos

Washington - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday accused the publisher of the National Enquirer of "blackmail" after it threatened to publish intimate photographs sent by the billionaire to his mistress if he did not cease his investigation into how the newspaper got...

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi: report

Washington - Saudi Arabia's crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi "with a bullet" a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported Thursday quoting US intelligence.

US pressed on Khashoggi killing ahead of deadline

Washington - Rights groups pressed US President Donald Trump to take action over Saudi Arabia's killing of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi on the eve of a Friday deadline by Congress to punish perpetrators.

Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials: UN expert

Geneva - A UN rapporteur probing the murder in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Thursday the killing was planned and carried out by Saudi officials.

Japan stops journalist going to Yemen

Apo - A veteran freelance journalist said Wednesday the Japanese government has ordered him to surrender his passport as he prepared to leave for Yemen.

Released Iran journalist accuses US of discrimination

Tehran - A journalist for Iranian state TV who was detained in the US for 10 days accused the country on Saturday of violence and discrimination against Muslims and black people.US-born Muslim convert Marzieh Hashemi was arrested at St.

Jailed Reuters reporters launch last appeal to Myanmar court

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years in Myanmar on charges linked to their reporting of the Rohingya crisis lodged an appeal Friday with the Supreme Court -- a last chance of a reprieve through the legal system.

Facebook takes down vast Iran-led manipulation campaign

San Francisco - Facebook said Thursday it took down hundreds of accounts from Iran that were part of a vast manipulation campaign operating in more than 20 countries.

News media lobbies Merkel, Macron on copyright reform

Apo - European news media associations wrote to French President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to push for action on online copyright reform.

Madrid demands 'immediate' release of journalists held in Venezuela

Madrid - Madrid on Thursday demanded the immediate release of journalists working for the Spanish news agency EFE who were arrested in Venezuela as part of a crackdown by Caracas on foreign media.

Iran state TV journalist held in US returns to Tehran

Tehran - A US-born journalist working for Iran's English-language television station Press TV returned to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday night after 10 days of detention in the US.
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