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Belarus court jails independent journalist for 4 years

Minsk - A court in Minsk on Tuesday sentenced an independent journalist to four years in prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Nicaragua press denounces threats, violence from pro-government forces

Managua - Members of Nicaragua's press demanded Thursday that the government of President Daniel Ortega put an end to slander, aggression and death threats against journalists covering repression against protestors that have left over 200 dead in two months.

S. Korea newspapers welcome summit as 'first step' toward peace

Seoul - Most South Korean newspapers reacted with cautious optimism Wednesday to the historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore, although one conservative daily denounced the agreement it produced as "absurd".

Powerful Venezuelan politician wins libel suit

Caracas - A Venezuelan court awarded damages Tuesday to powerful ruling party figure Diosdado Cabello in a libel suit, a ruling condemned by newspapers as an attack on media freedom.

Ceremony honors journalists killed in 2017 in pursuit of news

Washington - An AFP contributor investigating drug cartels shot to death in Mexico. An American freelance journalist fatally shot while embedded with South Sudan rebels. A blogger in Malta killed in a car bomb after reporting on corruption and cronyism.

Journalist found dead in 'pool of blood' at home in northern Mexico

Monterrey - A female journalist was found dead Thursday at her home in Mexico with stab wounds to the back of the neck, the state attorney general's office said.

Fury after Hong Kong journalist attacked in Beijing

Fpo - A Hong Kong journalist was arrested and left injured while trying to interview a human rights lawyer in Beijing Wednesday, the second violent incident against the city's reporters in China within a week.

Turkish cartoonist wins press freedom prize

Geneva - Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, who has been convicted of helping "terrorist" organisations and sentenced to nearly four years in prison, was awarded a top prize on Thursday by the organisation Cartooning for Peace.

Jailed Egyptian photographer wins UN press freedom prize

Paris - Detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, will be awarded UNESCO's World Press Freedom Prize, the United Nations' cultural body said Monday.

Kidnapped journalists were 'killed in Colombia': Ecuador

Quito - Two journalists and their driver kidnapped on March 26 in Ecuador by dissident FARC rebels were killed on the Colombian side of the border, Interior Minister Cesar Navas said Sunday.

Press vest on chest, Gaza buries journalist killed by Israeli fire

Gaza - Palestinians killed in conflict with Israeli forces are often wrapped in their national or party flags, but there was something different about Yasser Murtaja's body ahead of his Saturday burial.

Ecuador doing 'everything possible' to free reporters

Quito - Ecuador's presidency said Tuesday it will do "everything possible" to gain the release of a press team abducted a week ago on the troubled border with Colombia.

Bangladesh college suspends professor for 'defaming' PM's father

Dhaka - Bangladesh's most prestigious university has suspended a professor for writing a column critical of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's father, as the ruling party cracks down on dissent in a tense election year.

'Smith's Shame' — Australia media slam 'rotten' cricket culture

Sydney - Australia's cricketers have heaped disgrace and humiliation on the country, the local press said Monday in blasting the "rotten" team culture under the current leadership.

In China, an eye-roll goes viral on internet, censors put a lid on it

Bejing - It was the eye-roll that launched a thousand gifs.China's censors are scrambling to put a lid on a social media frenzy unleashed by a journalist's reaction to a softball question during the mostly scripted annual parliament session.

US journalists fear China detained their families

Bejing - When American journalist Gulchehra Hoja and her colleagues first began exposing a secretive network of reeducation centres in China's far west, they never imagined that their families might one day end up in one.

Nepal newspaper due in court for case slammed as press freedom attack

Kathmandu - Nepal's largest newspaper is due in court Friday summoned by the country's chief justice for articles critical of him, in a case widely condemned as an attack on press freedom.

UK abandons law punishing papers that refuse to join regulator

London - The British government on Thursday abandoned measures drawn up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal to punish newspapers that refuse to join a government-approved press regulator.

Foreign reporters say China work conditions deteriorate

Bejing - Working conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated last year, with journalists reporting being beaten, detained and harassed, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

Almost 70 media outlets close in Venezuela in 2017, attacks on journalists up: union

Caracas - Venezuela saw almost 70 newspapers, TV and radio stations close in 2017 while attacks on journalists rose, the main union representing the media said Wednesday, accusing the socialist government of trying to "silence" the press.

Extra charges dropped against journalists jailed for flying drone in Myanmar

Foreign and local journalists jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament could be released from prison in early January after police dropped additional charges that carried at least three more years behind bars, their lawyers said Tuesday.

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

Bejing - China sidestepped blame Friday for the beating of a South Korean photojournalist by Chinese security, an incident that has marred a visit by the South Korean president to mend frayed ties with Beijing.

Two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar: govt

Yangon - Two Reuters journalists have been arrested in Myanmar for the possession of "important security documents", the government said on Wednesday.

Press freedom advocates urge asylum for Mexican journalist held in US

Washington - Press freedom advocates called Monday for US authorities to release from custody a Mexican journalist facing deportation to his home country where he says his life is endangered.

Yemen rebels holding more than 40 media staff: watchdogs

Sanaa - Yemeni rebels who seized full control of the capital Sanaa over the past week have detained more than 40 media staff, press watchdogs said on Wednesday, demanding their immediate release.

Italy's Ostia, Mafia-by-the-sea where silence is safe

Ostia - The resort town of Ostia, on Italy's west coast, is a magnet for tourists in the summer but is also mafia territory where clans carve up the drugs and extortion business.

Journalist murder sparks push to heal politically-polarised Malta

Valletta - Citizens mourning the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for Malta's deeply-ingrained tribal politics to be put aside so the shaken island nation can begin healing its wounds.

Malta murder reveals frustrations beneath postcard image

Valletta - The shocking assassination of an influential anti-corruption blogger has brought to a head the public frustration at Malta's stagnating institutions, bubbling away for years beneath the Mediterranean holiday island image.

Friends mourn slain Malta journalist as PM vows justice

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Wednesday as "his biggest adversary" but vowed to bring her killers to justice as emotional commemorations for the slain mother continued into a third day.

Malta PM says slain blogger was his 'biggest adversary' but vows justice

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Wednesday as "his biggest adversary" but vowed to track down and bring her killers to justice.
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