Journalists

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case in Manila, Philippines. More than a dozen global news organizations including The Associated Press have formed a coalition to spotlight the world’s most threatened journalists. Member editors and publishers of the One Free Press Coalition will publish across platforms each month a “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being abused. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 15, 2019 - 5:45 am
A coalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world's most threatened journalists in a new freedom of speech initiative, the group announced Friday in New York. Members of the One Free Press Coalition...
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FILE- In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo candles are placed in memory of slain journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Slovakia's police said they have charged a suspect with ordering the slaying of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government. Police didn't immediately name the suspect. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
March 14, 2019 - 10:42 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A suspect has been charged in Slovakia with ordering the slaying last year of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, police and prosecutors announced Thursday. Two special prosecutors identified the suspect at a news...
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FILE - This Nov. 25, 2018 file photo shows migrants near the Chaparral border crossing watch clashes with U.S. border agents, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico. KNSD-TV says documents leaked by a Homeland Security source show a January database listing at least 10 journalists, seven of them U.S. citizens, as warranting secondary screening at U.S. points of entry. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
March 07, 2019 - 12:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists, organizers and "instigators" during an investigation into last year's migrant caravan from Mexico, infuriating civil liberties and media groups. U.S. Customs and Border Protection kept the information that contained...
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This 2018 photo released by Florida based WPLG digital television station shows U.S. journalist Cody Weddle in Caracas, Venezuela. Weddle was seized by security forces at his apartment early Wednesday, March 6, 2019, according to lawyers and press freedom groups. After arriving to Venezuela as an English-language correspondent for state-run network Telesur, Weddle had been reporting from Venezuela for more than four years, most recently working as a freelance journalist for the ABC affiliate in Miami. He also contributed to the Miami Herald and The Telegraph in Britain. (WPLG via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 8:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A U.S. journalist was seized by security forces at his apartment Wednesday amid Venezuela's escalating political turmoil, then was freed several hours later and deported, executives at his Miami-based TV station and union representatives said. Cody Weddle was taken to the...
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Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as Shawkan, center, is hugged by his parents at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shawkan was released after after five years in prison. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
March 04, 2019 - 4:24 am
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home on Monday to hugs from his family and friends, pledging to continue working despite having to spend the nights at a police station nearby. Mahmoud Abu Zaid, popularly known as "Shawkan," was...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, Greek photojournalist Yannis Behrakis looks on during a visit at Normandy, France. Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has died. He was 58. His death Saturday, March 2, 2019 was confirmed by his employers, Reuters, where he had worked since 1987. Behrakis had long been ill with cancer. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)
March 03, 2019 - 7:06 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has died. He was 58. His death Saturday was confirmed by his employers, Reuters, where he had worked since 1987. Behrakis had long been ill with cancer. Born in Athens in 1960, Behrakis studied photography at a private...
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March 02, 2019 - 8:21 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Several hundred Croatian journalists have rallied in the capital Zagreb against what they say is pressure on journalists and curbing of media freedoms in the European Union country. The gathering on Saturday dubbed "You took over media, we won't give up journalism," was...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse faces his first night in custody following a sentencing hearing on Wednesday that will decide his punishment for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 28, 2019 - 7:53 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said...
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Maria Ressa, center, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, listens to a reporter's question after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Ressa was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 14, 2019 - 7:37 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested on a libel complaint accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent. "What we're seeing ... is a level of impunity that I frankly...
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Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Ressa was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 14, 2019 - 3:18 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case. National Bureau of Investigation agents served the warrant against Maria Ressa...
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