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Biden raises concerns with Israeli leader about 'safety and security' of journalists, stresses need to protect them

May. 15, 2021 15:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden raises concerns with Israeli leader about 'safety and security' of journalists, stresses need to protect them.

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

May. 15, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An arrested Japanese reporter returned home Friday after being released by Myanmar's ruling junta in what it called a gesture of friendship to Japan. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Yuki Kitazumi was released after efforts by Japanese...

Deutsche Welle journalist sentenced in Belarus to 20 days

May. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle says one of its freelance correspondents has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in Belarus. DW said in a statement that Alexander Burakov was sentenced Saturday for taking part in an “unauthorized event.”...

Myanmar military court gives DVB reporter 3 years in prison

May. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A 51-year-old reporter for a now-banned online and broadcast news agency in Myanmar was sentenced Wednesday by a military court to three years in prison for his reporting, his employer said. Min Nyo, a correspondent for the Democratic Voice of Burma is...

Thailand urged not to repatriate reporters who fled Myanmar

May. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Rights organizations and reporters' groups urged Thai authorities on Tuesday not to repatriate three journalists who fled to Thailand from military-run Myanmar, saying they would face arrest and possible physical harm. The journalists work for the...

Police in Thailand arrest 3 journalists who fled Myanmar

May. 11, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Three senior journalists working for a news agency in Myanmar who fled after the military government ordered its operations to stop have been arrested by police in northern Thailand, their editor said Monday. The three work for DVB, also known as...

UN condemns killing of Mexican border journalist

May. 08, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights agency on Saturday condemned the killing this week of an online journalist in Mexico’s northern border state of Sonora. Benjamín Morales Hernández ran an online community news site called Noticias Xonoidag. On the site he...

Amid US pullout, Taliban issue threat to Afghan journalists

May. 05, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Wednesday issued a threat to Afghan journalists they accuse of siding with Afghanistan's intelligence agency in Kabul, a warning that came amid a U.S. troop pullout and rising fears of more violence in the war-wrecked country. ...

French reporter kidnapped by jihadi rebels in northern Mali

May. 05, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Jihadi rebels kidnapped French journalist Olivier Dubois on April 8 while he was working in Mali’s northern city of Gao, the chief of Reporters Without Borders has announced. A video released Wednesday shows Dubois saying he was kidnapped by the...

Reporters Without Borders says that extremists kidnapped French journalist Olivier Dubois on April 8 in northern Mali.

May. 05, 2021 05:12 AM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Reporters Without Borders says that extremists kidnapped French journalist Olivier Dubois on April 8 in northern Mali.