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Aspiring journalist awarded Daniel Pearl scholarship

Jun. 16, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A recent high school graduate whose love of music developed into a love of the written word and a passion for journalism was named Wednesday the 2021 recipient of a college scholarship founded in honor of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. ...

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

Jun. 16, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters. The Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that Martin Hockridge was accused of using threatening, abusive or...

Slovakia court tosses acquittals in reporter's slaying

Jun. 15, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lower court's acquittal of a businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée. A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court said the criminal...

Slovakia's Supreme Court overturns acquittal of alleged mastermind in 2018 killings of journalist and fiancée

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court overturns acquittal of alleged mastermind in 2018 killings of journalist and fiancée.

Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

Jun. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life. The project, “Lift Every Voice,” will be...

Myanmar court frees one of two detained US journalists

Jun. 14, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar has released U.S. journalist Nathan Maung, who was arrested three months ago while working for a local online news agency, his lawyer said Monday. Maung was released after charges against him were dropped and his case dismissed, and he...

Journalists demanding more action against online harassment

Jun. 11, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' recent firing of a young reporter for what she said on Twitter has somewhat unexpectedly turned company and industry attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the online abuse that many journalists face routinely. ...

France kills jihadist suspected in journalists' killing

Jun. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French military offensive in Mali has killed a jihadist leader linked to al-Qaida who is believed to have helped orchestrate the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, France’s defense minister said Friday. Three other extremists were...

Report claims Russian agents tailed journalist who fell ill

Jun. 09, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The investigative organization Bellingcat claimed Wednesday that Russian agents who had tailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny before his poisoning also shadowed a journalist who had earlier fallen severely ill with similar symptoms. Dmitry Bykov, an...

Banned Pakistani TV host apologizes over speech against army

Jun. 09, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A prominent Pakistani journalist who was banned and taken off air by his TV station after he criticized the country’s military last month at a protest against growing attacks on journalists has offered an apology, saying he had no intention to defame the army. ...