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Former job is key in case against US journalist in Myanmar

Oct. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news service for which he had stopped working more than half-a-year previously, his lawyer said Friday. Danny...

Lawyer: 'Preposterous' to blame Afghan man in US war deaths

Oct. 15, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for an Afghan man awaiting trial in Manhattan federal court on charges that he commanded the Taliban fighters responsible in the killing of three American soldiers said Friday it was “preposterous" to charge his client in deaths that occurred in a war the U.S....

Official says journalist's Nobel Prize not a slap on Duterte

Oct. 11, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa Monday for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. ...

Police: TV reporter killed in bomb attack in Pakistan

Oct. 11, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A local Pakistani journalist was killed in an overnight attack when a roadside bomb went off near his car in the country's southwest, police said Monday. Shahid Zehri, 35, was traveling in his car when the bomb exploded in the town of Hub in the...

7th annual run to honor journalist James Foley on Oct. 23

Oct. 10, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The seventh annual Freedom Run to honor the memory of journalist James Foley is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Rochester, New Hampshire, and virtually around the world. The run raises money for the work of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, which...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Oct. 08, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder. Ressa and...

Media groups welcome 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for journalists

Oct. 08, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

Journalists, human rights groups and other activists enthusiastically welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to two reporters at a time when media around the world face new pressures and crackdowns from the authorities. Friday's announcement awarding the...

New charges for Afghan accused in journalist abduction case

Oct. 07, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan man already facing charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a New York Times reporter and another journalist was charged on Thursday in the killing of three American soldiers. A revised indictment against Haji Najibullah accused him of...

Journalist sought by Russia ordered to pay defamation damage

Oct. 06, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ordered an investigative journalist to pay 156,000 rubles ($2,155) in compensation to a Dutch blogger who he alleged has ties to the Russia's military intelligence agency. The court also ordered Roman Dobrokhotov to refute the tweet in...

Russian paper shuts Belarus branch after journalist's arrest

Oct. 06, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A popular Russian newspaper has shut down its branch in Belarus after one of its local staff was arrested in the wake of a shootout that left an opposition supporter and a security officer dead. Komsomolskaya Pravda announced the decision to close...