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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.

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

May. 23, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages by a Sydney judge on Thursday in defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress....

Anita Hill, Bob Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

May. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and Bob...

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...

The Latest: Police chief says he respects press freedom

May. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco reporter whose home and office were raided by police (all times local): 5:40 p.m. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is acknowledging the furor his department caused when officers raided the home and office of a freelance journalist. A chastened...

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...

Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

May. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged foreign correspondents on Saturday to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, saying journalism is an important tool to counter the hatred, prejudice and fake news. In an audience with the Foreign Press Association in...

'60 Minutes' Steve Kroft to retire from the show on Sunday

May. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ticking clock for the longest tenured reporter at "60 Minutes" is about to go silent. CBS says Steve Kroft, 73, will retire from the news magazine at Sunday's season finale. It will cap his 30th season and Kroft will discuss his plans to step down on the air. Kroft came to "60 Minutes"...

Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

May. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has died. He was 57. Talmadge died this week in Japan after suffering a heart attack while running. A decades-long...