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2 Cambodian reporters charged with spying released on bail

Aug. 22, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two Cambodian journalists who had worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and are charged with espionage were released on bail Tuesday, a day after a pardon freed four land rights activists from prison. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, who is better known by his professional name...

German journalist in court case cleared to leave Turkey

Aug. 20, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Turkish court has ruled that German journalist Mesale Tolu can leave the country, eight months after being released from prison during a trial on terror-related charges. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that the decision, taken a few weeks ago but only made public now, is "a step...

Verdict scheduled for next week in Myanmar reporters' trial

Aug. 20, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A judge in Myanmar said he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists accused of possessing secret state information, a case that has become a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship. Closing arguments were heard Monday in the trial...

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Uri Avnery, a trailblazing Israeli journalist and peace activist and one of the first to openly advocate for a Palestinian state, died Monday at the age of 94. Avnery passed away at a Tel Aviv hospital after suffering a stroke. For decades, he was a symbol of the Israeli peace camp, easily...

Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalist

Aug. 17, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka questioned the former president on Friday as part of an investigation into the abduction of a journalist during the country's civil war 10 years ago. Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa was questioned at his home about journalist Keith Noyahr, who was abducted...

Newseum to honor legendary black journalist with statue

Aug. 16, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital. A life-size sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman credentialed to cover the White House, will go on display next month at the Newseum, the nonprofit news museum in...

6 journalists, including DW reporter, detained in Belarus

Aug. 9, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities in Belarus have detained six journalists in what is being seen by rights activists as an attack on freedom of speech. Belarus' Investigative Committee on Thursday confirmed the detention of six journalists, including Deutsche Welle's Paulyuk Bykowski. DW lodged a protest....

Journalist sees her worlds collide in UK nerve agent attack

Aug. 9, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

SALISBURY, England (AP) — On a sunny afternoon, four figures in hazmat suits trawl among the swings and slides of Salisbury's Queen Elizabeth Gardens, looking for clues. Two of them carefully enter the park's public toilets, reappearing minutes later with a sealed bag. Forensic teams meticulously search...

Family of slain Maltese journalist demands public inquiry

Aug. 9, 2018 6:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The family of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia called Thursday for a full public inquiry into her death, accusing Maltese authorities of failing in their duty to determine whether more could have been done to save the reporter's life. Caruana Galizia, who had probed...

Longtime Cincinnati journalist Jim Schottelkotte dies

Aug. 7, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Longtime Cincinnati Enquirer journalist Jim Schottelkotte (SHAHT'-ul-kot-ee) has died at age 88. He had been in failing health and recently suffered a broken hip. He died Monday in a hospital. Schottelkotte started his Enquirer career as a copy clerk while still a high school student. He...