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San Francisco police union calls for chief to resign

May. 25, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union representing San Francisco police officers demanded Saturday that its chief resign, accusing him of blaming officers for raids that he ordered to determine who leaked a police report to a freelance journalist. Chief William Scott acknowledged Friday that the searches were...

San Francisco police chief 'sorry' for raid on journalist

May. 25, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief apologized on Friday for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender. Chief William Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday the searches were...

Outcry over summoning of French journalists by intel agency

May. 24, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders is urging French authorities to explain why the country's intelligence agency summoned eight journalists working on sensitive stories. Secretary-general Christophe Deloire says the watchdog fears "an attempt to intimidate the journalists and their...

The Latest: Assange lawyer says charges threaten journalists

May. 24, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the "unprecedented charges" against his client threaten all journalists looking to inform the public about actions taken by the American...

Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are 'threat' to all journalists

May. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are 'threat' to all journalists.

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

May. 23, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian journalist working for the Qatar-based satellite network, was detained at the...

Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news

May. 23, 2019 7:48 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news.

San Francisco police chief: Journalist 'crossed the line'

May. 21, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report. Chief William Scott addressed reporters hours after...

Journalists quit Russia's leading business daily over report

May. 20, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Leading journalists at Russia's main business daily newspaper say they have been forced to quit over an article that predicted the resignation of the speaker of the country's upper house of parliament. Kommersant's Maxim Ivanov and Ivan Safronov said on Facebook Monday that they were forced...

Brooks to UNH graduates: Weave relationships, be vulnerable

May. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Journalist and political commentator David Brooks urged University of New Hampshire graduates to lead with vulnerability and weave relationships together through "aggressive friendship." Brooks spoke Saturday in Durham, where more than 2,500 undergraduates and 547 graduate students were...