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Bloomberg reporters face jail for reports on Turkish crisis

Jun. 14, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S.-based Bloomberg news agency says Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to five-year jail terms for two of its Istanbul-based reporters over their report on last year's currency crisis. Bloomberg said late Thursday that Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic have been accused of trying...

Mexican journalist rescued hours after abduction by gunmen

Jun. 13, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A kidnapped journalist was rescued by security forces in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz hours after he was taken by armed men outside his home, Mexican officials and the journalist said Thursday. Police said in a statement that they intercepted a suspicious vehicle traveling down a...

Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case

Jun. 13, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, in a case that provoked national outrage. The firings, which came a day after massive arrests...

Journalist killed in southern Mexico, another kidnapped

Jun. 12, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reporter was shot dead in the southern state of Tabasco, her newspaper said Wednesday, the latest in a string of journalist killings in one of the world's most lethal countries for the profession. Another reporter was kidnapped by a pair of armed men in the nearby state of Veracruz....

Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist's case

Jun. 12, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that later were dropped when the government admitted there was no evidence he committed a...

Journalists beaten, arrested in northern Indian state

Jun. 12, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Two policemen were suspended on Wednesday for beating a TV journalist and damaging his equipment after he reported on unlicensed vendors at a railroad station in northern India, a state government official said. It was the third incident involving journalists in Uttar Pradesh state in...

Journalists in Haiti demand protection after reporter killed

Jun. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Attacks on journalists in Haiti are escalating, and the slaying of a radio reporter prompted media organizations on Tuesday to renew demands that police protect them and give them space to work. An unidentified gunman shot Rospide Pétion as he drove home late Monday in a...

Russian journalist freed after police abruptly drop charges

Jun. 11, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a stunning turnaround, Russian authorities Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter after a public and media outcry over his arrest, and they promised to go after the police who allegedly tried to frame him as a drug dealer. The release of Ivan...

The Latest: Freed Russian journalist thanks supporters

Jun. 11, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian journalist arrested on drug charges (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A prominent Russian journalist absolved of drug-dealing charges under public pressure has thanked his supporters and promised to continue his investigations. The 36-year-old Ivan Golunov was stopped by...

Russian newspapers show solidarity with detained journalist

Jun. 10, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a show of rare solidarity, Russia's three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist. Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, among the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline "I am/We are...