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State lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'

Aug. 21, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker lashed out at the media at a gun-rights rally by calling journalists "dirty, godless, hateful people." The Spokesman-Review reports that Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane made the comments Saturday at what was initially a protest against a gun control...

Cambodian reporters charged with spying granted bail

Aug. 21, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two Cambodian journalists who had worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and are charged with espionage were released Tuesday on bail, a day after a pardon freed four land rights activists from prison. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, better known by his professional name of Yeang...

German journalist in court case cleared to leave Turkey

Aug. 20, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Turkish court has ruled that German journalist Mesale Tolu can leave the country, eight months after being released from prison during a trial on terror-related charges. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that the decision, taken a few weeks ago but only made public now, is "a step...

Verdict scheduled for next week in Myanmar reporters' trial

Aug. 20, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A judge in Myanmar said he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists accused of possessing secret state information, a case that has become a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship. Closing arguments were heard Monday in the trial...

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Uri Avnery, a trailblazing Israeli journalist and peace activist and one of the first to openly advocate for a Palestinian state, died Monday at the age of 94. Avnery passed away at a Tel Aviv hospital after suffering a stroke. For decades, he was a symbol of the Israeli peace camp, easily...

Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalist

Aug. 17, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka questioned the former president on Friday as part of an investigation into the abduction of a journalist during the country's civil war 10 years ago. Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa was questioned at his home about journalist Keith Noyahr, who was abducted...

Newseum to honor legendary black journalist with statue

Aug. 16, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital. A life-size sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman credentialed to cover the White House, will go on display next month at the Newseum, the nonprofit news museum in...

Charges reduced for woman accused of threatening journalist

Aug. 14, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors have reduced charges against a woman who allegedly threatened a newspaper journalist. Prosecutor Courtney Kiernan said at a hearing in Wrentham District Court on Monday that 64-year-old Amy Zuckerman would not be indicted for making terroristic threats. The...

Man who tried to rob former CNN journalists gets prison term

Aug. 12, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man arrested in the attempted robbery of two former cable television journalists at a New Mexico hotel has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Authorities say Skyy Barrs and another suspect tried to rob ex-CNN employees Chuck de Caro and Lynne Russell in June 2015. The married...

6 journalists, including DW reporter, detained in Belarus

Aug. 9, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities in Belarus have detained six journalists in what is being seen by rights activists as an attack on freedom of speech. Belarus' Investigative Committee on Thursday confirmed the detention of six journalists, including Deutsche Welle's Paulyuk Bykowski. DW lodged a protest....