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Turkish opposition journalists set for March trial

Istanbul - Two Turkish opposition journalists accused of espionage and trying to overthrow the government in a case that has caused global concern are due to go on trial next month.

Russia raids state news agency TASS

Moscow - Russian state news agency TASS said on Friday that the authorities were raiding its Moscow headquarters in relation to an employee's former occupation.

At least 2,297 journalists killed since 1990: IFJ

Brussels - At least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed in the last 25 years, with Iraq ranking as the most deadly country, the International Federation of Journalists said Wednesday.

New York Times endorses Clinton, Kasich

New York - The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination and Ohio Governor John Kasich for that of the Republicans.

Hong Kong press freedoms decline in 2015: Report

Hong Kong - Press freedom further declined in Hong Kong in 2015, driven by growing self-censorship and government interference as Beijing expands its influence over the city's boisterous media, a new report said Saturday.

Paris demands 'immediate' release of French, British journalists in Burundi

Paris - The French government, Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Le Monde newspaper on Friday demanded that Burundi immediately free a French journalist and a British photographer arrested while reporting in the volatile central African nation.

Crisis-hit Burundi frees two foreign journalists

Nairobi - Two foreign journalists working in Burundi and arrested during a raid were released one day later on Friday, on the eve of a key Africa summit where the troubled nation tops the agenda.

Al-Jazeera says news crew kidnapped in Yemen freed

Doha - Al-Jazeera said on Thursday that a three-man news crew for the Qatar-based channel has been freed more than 10 days after being kidnapped in the flashpoint Yemeni city of Taez.

Israel court rules Palestinian hunger striker to stay in jail

Jerusalem - A hunger-striking Palestinian journalist will remain in jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, Israel's top court ruled on Wednesday.

Turkish prosecutors seek life terms for two anti-Erdogan journalists

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday sought multiple life sentences for two top opposition journalists on charges of revealing state secrets in a report that alleged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government tried to send arms into Syria.

Clinton, Rubio get key Iowa endorsements before caucus

Des Moines - The Des Moines Register, the biggest newspaper in Iowa, endorsed Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio, just days before the US state kicks off the American presidential nominations process.

Turkey failing to set example on media rights: Biden

Istanbul - US Vice President Joe Biden on Friday strongly criticised Turkey for failing to set the right "example" on freedom of expression, slamming the imprisonment of journalists and investigation of academics who criticised government policy.

10 percent of college grads say Judge Judy in SCOTUS, or do they?

College graduates have a severe lack of knowledge about American history, according to a recent survey, which shows that nearly 10 percent think that "Judge Judy" Sheindlin is a member of the Supreme Court.

Seven dead as suicide bomber hits Afghan TV channel bus

Kabul - Seven people were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying employees of popular Afghan TV channel TOLO, just months after the Taliban declared the network a legitimate "military target".

AFP announces new bureau in North Korea

Paris - Agence France-Presse (AFP) announced Tuesday it will open a bureau in Pyongyang, becoming only the second global news agency to establish a permanent presence in the North Korean capital.

'Like' me, 'like' me: Cambodian PM woos youth vote online

Phnom Penh - Looking more avuncular than authoritarian, Cambodian premier Hun Sen crouches for a selfie for his Facebook page with young scouts -- part of a social media blitz selling the strongman's cuddlier side as he seeks to extend a 30-year grip on power.

Jordan queen hits back at cartoon of drowned Syria boy

Amman - Jordan's Queen Rania has hit back at a cartoon in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo depicting drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as a grown-up committing sexual harassment in Germany.

Penn's Guzman article irks journalists in Mexico

- Sean Penn's article about Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has hit a nerve in Mexico, where many journalists have paid dearly for covering drug cartels run by such ruthless kingpins.

Drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi's aunt 'disgusted' by Charlie Hebdo caricature

Montr - A caricature in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo of Aylan Kurdi, the little Syrian boy whose drowned body washed up in September on a Turkish beach, has been decried by his aunt.

British ad watchdog raps Buzzfeed for misleading readers

London - Britain's advertising watchdog ruled Wednesday that US website Buzzfeed misled readers with an advertisement styled to look like a news story.

Mass protests erupt against Argentina media reforms

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Buenos Aires against the new Argentine government's reforms, including measures they say curb press freedom.

Two Iraqi journalists shot dead, intel officer wounded

Baghdad - Gunmen shot dead two Iraqi journalists on Tuesday in Diyala, a province where Baghdad declared victory a year ago but which is still plagued by chronic violence.

Hungarian PM's row with old ally hits Budapest streets

Budapest - A row involving Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ex-college roommate, tycoon Lajos Simicska, has spilled onto the streets of Budapest as city authorities remove advertising pillars owned by the businessman.

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls: HRW

Kanpala - Government intimidation of journalists and activists in Uganda is having a "chilling effect" on free speech ahead of elections next month, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Qaeda in Syria abducts prominent media activists

Birut - Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate abducted two of the country's most prominent media activists from a radio station in the northwestern Idlib province on Sunday, opposition officials told AFP.

Turkey arrests 3 over killing of anti-IS Syrian filmmaker: Report

Istanbul - Turkish authorities arrested three people over the death of a Syrian filmmaker who was assassinated in southern Turkey after producing anti-Islamic State documentaries, the state media said Sunday.

Thousands protest against Polish government control of state media

Varsovia - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities around Poland on Saturday to protest against a new law giving the conservative government control of state media.

Thai skin whitening ad provokes race storm

Bangkok - A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tagline "white makes you a winner".

Vatileaks suspect will not plead for pope pardon

San Sosti - A former PR consultant to the Vatican on trial along with four others for leaking or publishing secret papers said on Thursday she would not ask Pope Francis for a pardon.

Polish president seals government control of state media

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed into law a controversial bill handing the conservative government control of state media, despite EU concern and condemnation from rights watchdogs.
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