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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.

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.
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