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US lawmakers seek to force intelligence release on Khashoggi death

Washington - US lawmakers vowed Tuesday to force the release of an intelligence report on the killing of Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking it to protect the kingdom.

Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

Harare - Fanuel Mapfumo has been unable to lift heavy objects since a Zimbabwe police officer fractured his left arm as he was covering a story last August.The 28-year-old journalist was filming a banned protest in the capital Harare when it happened.

Jamal Khashoggi: fallen critic of 'extremist' Saudi Arabia

Apo - Jamal Khashoggi, whose gruesome murder plunged Saudi Arabia into its biggest crisis since the 9/11 attacks, was a prominent journalist and critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government.

China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: watchdog

Washington - At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said Wednesday.

China detains journalist who covered Hong Kong protests: sources

Bejing - A Chinese journalist who covered democracy protests in Hong Kong has been detained after returning to the mainland, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told AFP on Thursday.

Australian papers censor front pages in press freedom campaign

Sydney - Newspapers across Australia ran heavily redacted front pages on Monday in protest against government secrecy and a crackdown on press freedom, a rare show of unity in a fractious media landscape.

Rights groups slam Pakistan after media watchdog member denied entry

Islamabad - Rights organisations have slammed Pakistani authorities after a member of a leading media watchdog was denied entry to the country, calling the move a "slap in the face to those concerned about press freedom".

Bulgaria public radio chief sacked in free speech row

Sofia - Bulgaria's media watchdog sacked the chief of national radio on Thursday in a free speech row that saw the station briefly taken off the air.

Snowden, Rushdie back calls to uphold independence of French daily Le Monde

Paris - Around 500 leading writers, artists and activists, including US whistleblower Edward Snowden and novelist Salman Rushdie, on Friday signed an open letter supporting reporters at French daily Le Monde in their battle for guarantees of editorial independ...

AFP photographer wins top photojournalism award

Perpignan - Agence France-Press (AFP) photographer Guillermo Arias on Saturday won the top prize at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of migrants from Central America.

Missing Maldives journalist killed by Islamic radicals: report

Male - A local extremist group linked to Al-Qaeda was responsible for the murder of three prominent Maldivians, including a journalist missing for more than five years, an independent commission in the Indian Ocean island republic has found.

Journalist killed in Mexico

Toluca - The head of a Mexican news website was found stabbed to death in the center of the country, authorities said Saturday, the 10th such killing this year.The body of Nevith Condes Jaramillo "was found Saturday morning...

Press rights group in secret Riyadh mission to urge journalists' release

Paris - French press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) confidentially met top Saudi officials in Riyadh to press for the release of journalists after the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, it revealed Wednesday.

Amal Clooney to join legal team of Philippine journalist Ressa

Manila - Prominent rights lawyer Amal Clooney says she will join the legal team defending Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Fake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang

Kashgar - The three men were so busy staging a fake car crash they failed to notice the very people they were trying to block: foreign journalists heading towards one of China's notorious internment camps.

Australian media sue police after raids over leaked documents

Sydney - Australia's national broadcaster went to court Monday to challenge a police raid on its offices and demand the return of files seized during the controversial operation.

Venezuela news site ordered to pay $5 million to key regime figure

Caracas - A prominent Venezuelan news website said Tuesday it was ordered by the country's Supreme Court to pay some five million dollars in damages and interest to a powerful politician in the ruling regime.

Memorial honors Khashoggi, other journalists slain in 2018

Washington - Twenty-two journalists killed in 2018 had their names added to a Washington memorial Monday as media rights defenders warned of growing threats to freedom of the press around the world.

The struggle of Nicaraguan opposition journalists in exile

It's just past 6 pm in a small apartment in the mountains south of Costa Rica's capital San Jose, and presenters Leticia Gaitan and Hector Rosales are announcing the start of the news.But they're not reporting on Costa Rica.

Two Cyprus journalists acquitted over Erdogan 'insult'

Nicosia - A court in northern Cyprus on Thursday acquitted two journalists who had faced up to five years in prison on charges of insulting and defaming Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Nepal probes journalists for Dalai Lama news

Kathmandu - Three Nepali journalists are being probed for circulating a news item on the Dalai Lama, officials said Tuesday, in a sign of growing Chinese influence on its small Himalayan neighbour.

Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters' release

After relentless diplomatic pressure and global outrage, fallen democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi finally decided that a pardon for two Myanmar journalists jailed for reporting on a Rohingya massacre was the only way to resolve an issue that has dogged h...

Arab pro-democracy activist says he is a Saudi target

Oslo - An Arab human-rights activist who worked with slain editorialist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday he was briefly placed under police protection in Norway owing to threats on his life.

RSF urges court to acquit Cyprus journalists over Erdogan 'insult'

Nicosia - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged authorities in northern Cyprus to acquit two journalists facing up to five years in prison on charges of insulting and defaming Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.
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