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Journalist killed in Kiev car bombing buried in Belarus

Minsk - Thousands of mourners in Belarus on Saturday bid farewell to prominent independent journalist Pavel Sheremet, killed by a car bomb in Kiev, as he was buried back in the homeland where he clashed with the authorities.

Journalist killed in Kiev car bombing buried in Belarus

Minsk - Thousands of mourners in Belarus on Saturday bid farewell to prominent independent journalist Pavel Sheremet, killed by a car bomb in Kiev, as he was buried back in the homeland where he clashed with the authorities.

Hundreds pay homage to slain Ukraine reporter

Kiev - Hundreds of mourners shed tears and laid flowers on Friday at the open casket of a top reporter whose targeted car-bomb slaying sent shock waves through Ukraine's tight-knit journalistic community.

U.S. retracts policy likening war journalists to 'spies'

Washington - The US military has stepped back from a policy published last year that likened journalists to spies and suggesting they may be treated as "belligerents.

Police testify over Mexican journalist's murder

Coatzacoalcos - Eight Mexican police officers appeared before investigators Thursday to testify over the murder of a journalist, as his family accused agents present during the homicide of letting the killers flee.

Another journalist killed in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - A Mexican journalist was shot dead in front of his wife and two adult children outside his home in a crime-ridden eastern state where 18 other reporters have been murdered since 2010.

Top reporter's murder sends shivers through Ukraine media

Kiev - The brazen murder of a prominent independent reporter in a Kiev car bombing has sent chills through Ukraine's tight-knit journalistic community at a time when it already faced grave threats.

The last VCRs will be made in Japan this month

In the age of streaming video and online media, it's difficult to imagine that some people still watch films on VHS. One Japanese company is still producing VCRs to play cassettes though. Later this month, it will build its last, ending VHS for good.

Pavel Sheremet: Fearless journalist killed in Ukraine

Kiev - Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Wednesday, was known for his fearless criticism of the leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Independence was won, now South Sudan's freedom is in peril

Juba - South Sudan journalist John Gatluak knew the risks of war: his radio station was destroyed twice but he never stopped broadcasting the news, even when hiding in swamps.

Renowned pro-Western reporter killed in Kiev car bomb

Kiev - A car bomb in Kiev on Wednesday killed a pro-Western reporter from a news site whose founder was beheaded 16 years ago after probing the alleged crimes of Ukrainian leaders.

Turkey's media reels after 'nightmare' of coup

Ankara - Forced at gunpoint to read a statement by coup plotters and raided by rebel military forces, Turkey's media organisations were bruised by the drama of a coup but also played a role in ensuring it did not succeed.

New social media tools empower citizen journalism

Washington - It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before.

IS publications do not refer to Nice attack

Birut - Publications issued by the Islamic State jihadist group on Friday make no reference to the truck attack in the French city of Nice that killed at least 84 people.

Europe stunned as Britain's 'jester' Boris Johnson becomes FM

Berlin - Dubbed a liar by his French counterpart and lampooned as a "political jester" in European newspapers, chief Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson faced a wave of criticism and mockery Thursday after being named Britain's foreign minister.

Journalist Colvin 'responsible' for own death, says Syria's Assad

Damascus - A US reporter killed in alleged Syrian government bombardment of a rebel district in 2012 was "responsible" for her own death, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview released Thursday.

Pope names U.S. reporter as spokesman plus first female deputy

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday named a former Fox News correspondent to head up the Vatican press office and appointed the tiny state's first-ever female deputy spokesperson.

Thai journalist charged under draconian charter law

Bangkok - A Thai journalist and four activists were charged Monday under a draconian law banning criticism of the junta's new constitution which will be voted on in a referendum next month.

US reporter killed in Syria targeted by regime, lawsuit claims

Washington - The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad targeted and killed US reporter Marie Colvin in February 2012 to stop her from covering government atrocities, according to a lawsuit filed in US court on Saturday.

Press under pressure from Algeria's 'draconian drift'

Alger - The director of a television station is arrested... a court blocks the sale of an opposition media group... parliament passes a law to stop retired army officers commenting on politics.

French magazine fined over snaps of Hollande, girlfriend

Paris - French celebrity magazine Voici was ordered Tuesday to pay symbolic damages to President Francois Hollande's alleged girlfriend, actress Julie Gayet, for publishing pictures of the couple inside the presidential palace.

Prosecutors seek prison terms in 'Vatileaks' case

Vatican City - Vatican prosecutors Monday demanded prison sentences for a senior clergyman, a communications consultant and a journalist accused of involvement in the leak of sensitive Holy See documents dubbed "Vatileaks".

Rio mayor lambasts New York Times' Olympics portrayal

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's mayor lashed out Sunday at an opinion piece in The New York Times which warned of "catastrophe" at next month's Olympic Games.Mayor Eduardo Paes is on the defensive a month before the August 5 opening ceremony.

RSF Turkey rep confident ahead of 'terror' trial

Istanbul - The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders said Friday he was "confident" ahead of his trial for "terrorist propaganda" after he guest-edited a pro-Kurdish newspaper.

Turkey releases detained Reporters Without Borders representative

Istanbul - The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been released with conditions after he was detained 10 days ago on "terrorist propaganda" charges, the head of the media rights group said Thursday.

Facebook to emphasise friends above pages, harming publishers

Facebook has announced it is changing the algorithm used for News Feed posts once again, this time to place your friends' status updates above those of publishers and groups. It said it wants to make Facebook a more personal place, emphasising closeness.

Media firms lose control of news as tech platforms rise

Washington - When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it... on Facebook.

From Grexit to Brexit: Eurosceptics claim their — exit

Paris - It started with "Grexit" -- the long trumpeted but never realised axing of Greece from the eurozone. It was then reborn as "Brexit" as Britain started down the -- this time voluntary -- path of leaving the European Union entirely.

British press divided over 'earthquake' EU vote

London - Reflecting the divided nature of the country, Britain's newspapers were Saturday polarised over the "Brexit earthquake", some calling it the "birth of a new Britain," others asking "what the hell happens now?""Take a bow, Britain!

Pistorius says Steenkamp would want him freed

Johanesburg - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has said he believes his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would want him to devote his life to charity rather than return to prison for killing her.
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