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GBH News names executive editor to oversee content

Sep. 23, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — GBH News in Boston has hired an award-winning journalist with a background in public media to oversee news content and editorial strategy across all platforms, management announced Thursday. Lee Hill will take over as executive editor in mid-November. ...

Pulitzer-winning reporter Jim Sheeler dead at 53

Sep. 22, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died. Sheeler, who was also an author, was 53. ...

N Ireland police arrest 2 more men over murder of journalist

Sep. 22, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two more men Wednesday over the murder of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead while covering a riot in Londonderry in 2019. The Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the men, aged 24 and 29, were arrested in the...

Lawyer says US journalist in Myanmar jail seems disheartened

Sep. 20, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, imprisoned in Myanmar for almost four months while awaiting trial, appeared disheartened during a court hearing Monday, his lawyer said. Fenster has been charged with incitement — spreading inflammatory information — an...

Union condemns German police violence toward journalists

Sep. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German Journalists Association on Monday condemned attacks by police against reporters covering a far-left protest in the eastern city of Leipzig on Saturday. The union, known by its German acronym DJV, said at least three journalists were physically...

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

'No journalist should die': EU calls for better media safety

Sep. 16, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm asked its member countries Thursday to better protect journalists amid a rise of physical attacks and online threats against media professionals. According to the European Commission, 908 journalists and media workers...

Algerian journalist, others detained in growing crackdown

Sep. 15, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested a prominent journalist and a Berber linguist this week as part of what appears to be a growing crackdown on dissent in the Kabylie region. Both are accused of belonging to the Kabyle Autonomy Movement, a group...

Pakistani journalists rally against proposed new media law

Sep. 13, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani journalists rallied outside parliament Monday to reject a proposed law that critics say would further curtail media freedom if passed. The protest in the capital of Islamabad, also attended by senior opposition leaders and civil...

EXCERPT: An Afghan reporter recalls 9/11's aftermath there

Sep. 11, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

The following account from Amir Shah, the now-retired Afghanistan correspondent for The Associated Press, is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. He was...