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Mexico issues arrest warrant in killing of journalist Valdéz

Jan. 24, 2020 4:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Mexico said Thursday they have issued an arrest warrant for suspected drug capo Dámaso López in the 2017 killing of crusading journalist Javier Valdéz. López is better known by his nickname “Mini-Lic”and is the son of an...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, state Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, looks over a newspaper during a break in the Senate session, in Sacramento, Calif. Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 that she has introduced legislation exempting freelance writers and newspaper carriers from a broad new California law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bills may exempt freelancers, newspapers from California law

Jan. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Freelance writers and newspaper carriers would be exempted from a broad new California labor law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, under legislation announced Thursday by a state senator. The measures face an uphill battle in part...

PBS says journalist Jim Lehrer of the 'MacNeil-Lehrer Report' has died at 85

Jan. 23, 2020 1:25 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS says journalist Jim Lehrer of the 'MacNeil-Lehrer Report' has died at 85.

Indonesia detains American journalist over visa regulations

Jan. 22, 2020 8:14 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An American journalist is facing up to five years in an Indonesian jail and a fine on charges of violating immigration regulations, a lawyer and officials said Wednesday. Philip Jacobson of California was detained Tuesday in Palangkaraya city on Borneo island. He is accused of...

Riot police fire rubber bullets against anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

American journalist freed in Lebanon after questioning

Jan. 21, 2020 11:26 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An American freelance journalist who was detained in Lebanon on suspicion of broadcasting live footage of protests to an Israeli news outlet has been released, the journalist said Tuesday. Nicholas Frakes, 24, told The Associated Press he was released from nearly two days in detention after...

This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...

Nebraska advances new protections for student journalists

Jan. 14, 2020 7:20 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday designed to protect the free-speech rights of student journalists in public high schools while holding them directly accountable for stories that are libelous. The bill won first-round approval on a 27-5 vote. Sen. Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln,...

In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Marian Kocner the suspected mastermind in the slaying of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, who were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21, 2018, is escorted by armed police officers from a courtroom after a trial session in Pezinok, Slovakia. Zoltan Andrusko, a middleman in the murders, testified at court on Tuesday Jan. 14. 2020, that he contracted the killing at the request of Kocner. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Middleman in killing of Slovak journalist points finger

Jan. 14, 2020 2:49 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A man who has admitted to arranging the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee in Slovakia told a court Tuesday that he did so at the behest of local businessman Marian Kocner. Zoltan Andrusko told a court in the town of Pezinok, north of the capital Bratislava,...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Carley McCord, center, interviews Acadiana head coach Matt McCullough, left, following a win over the Destrehan in the State Division 5A Championship football game in Lafayette, La.  Two sports journalists who recently died have been honored in the press box of the Superdome in Louisiana for the College Football Playoff national championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson universities. The Lafayette Daily Advertiser reports seats were reserved in the press box Monday, Jan. 14, 2020, for McCord and Edward Aschoff. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP, File)

Fallen journalists honored at LSU-Clemson championship game

Jan. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Superdome in New Orleans honored two sports journalists who recently died with a tribute Monday night in the press box during the College Football Playoff national championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson universities. Seats were reserved for Carley McCord and Edward...

In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Miroslav Marcek, one of the suspected shooters, sits in a courtroom ahead of the trial in Pezinok, Slovakia. Marcek has pleaded guilty during a trial session on Monday Jan. 13, 2020. The prosecutors said Marcek shot dead Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova in their home on Feb. 21, 2018. The 27-year-old reporter was shot in the chest and Kusnirova was shot in the head in the town of Velka Maca, east of Bratislava, they said. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Alleged contract killer admits murder of Slovak couple

Jan. 13, 2020 7:36 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An alleged hired assassin pleaded guilty Monday to the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee in Slovakia, a suspected contract killing that brought down the country's government. Miroslav Marcek acknowledged that he shot dead Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova in...