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New pro-Orban Hungarian agency enters fray

Budapest - A new press agency founded by figures close to firebrand nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday it aimed to give a "conservative, right-wing perspective" on current affairs.

Venezuela frees German journalist after four months

Caracas - German journalist Billy Six, detained by Venezuelan intelligence services four months ago, was freed Friday in Caracas -- but must report to the court every 15 days, an NGO confirmed.

US created database of reporters covering migrant caravan: report

Washington - US authorities created a secret database of journalists and activists linked to a caravan of Central Americans who tried to enter the US last year from Mexico, NBC reported.

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist freed from jail

Apo - Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests.

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist freed from jail

Apo - Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests, his lawyer said.

Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Atenas - Award-winning Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis has died aged 58 after a battle with cancer, Greece's foreign press association said Sunday.

Philippines journalist and Duterte critic Ressa freed on bail

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail on Thursday following an arrest that sparked international censure and allegations she is being targeted over her news site's criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines arrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested at her Manila office on Wednesday in what press freedom advocates branded an act of "persecution".

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office on Wednesday in what rights advocates called an act of "persecution".

Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist

Manila - Philippine prosecutors said Wednesday they will file a libel charge carrying up to 12 years in prison against journalist Maria Ressa, who leads a news website that has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

Radio Free Asia says Vietnamese blogger vanishes in Thailand

Washington - A Vietnamese blogger for Radio Free Asia has vanished after fleeing to Thailand, the news organization said Tuesday, as rights activists voiced fear that he had been abducted.

Followed, harassed: foreign reporters say China work conditions worsen

Bejing - Detentions, visa delays, and suspected phone bugging are among the challenges faced by foreign journalists in China, who say working conditions are getting worse with many reporting being watched and harassed.

Media watchdog condemns 'yellow vest' attacks on journalists

Paris - Reporters Without Borders on Sunday called on those who speak for France's "yellow vest" protesters to condemn numerous attacks and threats against journalists across the country during the latest round of anti-government demonstrations.

Journalists become increasing 'targets' for killings: watchdog

Washington - Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday.

Hatred stirred by leaders blamed for rise in journalist murders: watchdog

Paris - Hatred whipped up by "unscrupulous politicians" has contributed to the shocking rise in the number of journalists murdered in 2018, a media watchdog said Tuesday.

North Cyprus journalist takes on Turkey's mighty Erdogan

Nicosia - Jail time, angry mobs and assassination attempts -- editor Sener Levent has paid a price for challenging Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus through his tiny newspaper.

Slain Rio councilwoman killed by militia behind favela land grabs: official

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian councilwoman assassinated in Rio in March was killed by a militia looking to protect its interests controlling land in unregulated slums, or favelas, in a part of the city, the head of Rio de Janeiro state's public security secretariat said...

Khashoggi, other persecuted journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'

New York - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country's Istanbul consulate, was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" Tuesday, an honor he shared with other persecuted journalists dubbed as "guardians" of the truth.

Thomson Reuters announces 3,200 job cuts over two years

Montr - Financial data and news agency Thomson Reuters announced Tuesday cuts of 3,200 jobs and dozens of office closures worldwide over the next two years as part of a restructuring.

Gabon bans opposition party from state media for three months

Libreville - Gabon authorities said Saturday they have banned an opposition party from state media for three months over statements about the health of President Omar Bongo, who has been in a Saudi hospital for a month.

Bangladesh photographer freed after months in detention

Dhaka - Award-winning Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam was released from prison Tuesday after more than 100 days behind bars, in a closely watched freedom of speech case.

Film tribute to French photographer killed in C. Africa

Bangui - A gang of men rampage through a burning village in Central African Republic, rifles and machetes swinging, the bodies of their victims slain on the ground.But then a voice shouts "cut, cut!" and the fighters lower their weapons and the corpses get up.

Tunis hosts international journalism forum

Tunis - Hundreds of journalists, many from countries where censorship is rife, have converged on the Tunisian capital for a conference on freedom of expression and new challenges facing the media.

Hong Kong lawyers demand explanation over journalist ban

Fpo - Hong Kong's powerful bar association, a group of the city's top lawyers, has upped pressure on the government to explain the blacklisting of a British journalist in what was widely seen as an unprecedented attack on press freedom.

Bangladesh photographer detained during protests gets bail

Dhaka - Award-winning Bangladeshi photographer-activist Shahidul Alam was granted bail on Thursday after spending more than 100 days behind bars in a closely watched freedom of speech case.

US media in court showdown over White House access

Washington - Media groups including Fox News joined CNN's legal battle Wednesday to restore the White House pass of a banned chief correspondent, as Donald Trump's administration argued it had a broad right to allow or deny press access to the US president.

Fox News says to back CNN in court battle with W.House

New York - Fox News said Wednesday it would join rival CNN in its legal battle to restore the access of White House reporter Jim Acosta, maintaining that press credentials "should never be weaponized.

Exiled China author in Hong Kong as arts centre agrees to host talks

Fpo - Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian arrived in Hong Kong Friday vowing to speak at the city's literary festival as a major arts centre that had pulled out of hosting him changed its mind.

Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong

Fpo - Rights campaigners launched a blistering backlash in Hong Kong Friday after a senior Financial Times journalist was denied entry to the semi-autonomous city, decrying another blow to freedoms under an assertive China.

RSF honours female Asian journalists for courage under fire

London - An Indian journalist and a Filipina campaigner won Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Awards on Thursday for their bravery in holding governments to account in the face of persistent threats.
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