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This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...

In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Marian Kocner the suspected mastermind in the slaying of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, who were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21, 2018, is escorted by armed police officers from a courtroom after a trial session in Pezinok, Slovakia. Zoltan Andrusko, a middleman in the murders, testified at court on Tuesday Jan. 14. 2020, that he contracted the killing at the request of Kocner. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Middleman in killing of Slovak journalist points finger

Jan. 14, 2020 2:49 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A man who has admitted to arranging the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee in Slovakia told a court Tuesday that he did so at the behest of local businessman Marian Kocner. Zoltan Andrusko told a court in the town of Pezinok, north of the capital Bratislava,...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Carley McCord, center, interviews Acadiana head coach Matt McCullough, left, following a win over the Destrehan in the State Division 5A Championship football game in Lafayette, La.  Two sports journalists who recently died have been honored in the press box of the Superdome in Louisiana for the College Football Playoff national championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson universities. The Lafayette Daily Advertiser reports seats were reserved in the press box Monday, Jan. 14, 2020, for McCord and Edward Aschoff. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP, File)

Fallen journalists honored at LSU-Clemson championship game

Jan. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Superdome in New Orleans honored two sports journalists who recently died with a tribute Monday night in the press box during the College Football Playoff national championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson universities. Seats were reserved for Carley McCord and Edward...

In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Miroslav Marcek, one of the suspected shooters, sits in a courtroom ahead of the trial in Pezinok, Slovakia. Marcek has pleaded guilty during a trial session on Monday Jan. 13, 2020. The prosecutors said Marcek shot dead Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova in their home on Feb. 21, 2018. The 27-year-old reporter was shot in the chest and Kusnirova was shot in the head in the town of Velka Maca, east of Bratislava, they said. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Alleged contract killer admits murder of Slovak couple

Jan. 13, 2020 7:36 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An alleged hired assassin pleaded guilty Monday to the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee in Slovakia, a suspected contract killing that brought down the country's government. Miroslav Marcek acknowledged that he shot dead Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova in...

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat waives during his farewell speech as Labour Party leader in Kordin, near Valletta, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A new leader will be elected during the weekend. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)

Malta's Labor Party picks new chief after reporter's slaying

Jan. 11, 2020 5:38 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s Labor Party was choosing a new leader Saturday to replace Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who announced his resignation amid increasing demands at home and abroad for accountability following the assassination of an anti-corruption journalist. Around 17,500 Labor Party...

FILE - This Nov. 4, 2019 file photo shows journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed in London. An employment tribunal ruled Friday Jan. 10, 2020, that Samira Ahmed who was paid a fraction of the fee received by a male colleague doing a similar job has won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the British broadcaster. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Female journalist wins pay-discrimination case against BBC

Jan. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A BBC journalist who was paid a fraction of the fee received by a male colleague doing a similar job has won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the British broadcaster. An employment tribunal ruled Friday that Samira Ahmed should have received similar compensation to Jeremy Vine. Both...

Missing journalist's body found in Mexico's Michoacan state

Jan. 9, 2020 10:35 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The body of a Mexican radio journalist was found more than a month after his disappearance, authorities in the state of Michoacan said. Fidel Ávila Gómez had disappeared Nov. 29, 2019 after leaving Huetamo, Michoacan for an event in the city of Altamirano, Guerrero on the...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, State Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, looks over a newspaper during a break in the Senate session, in Sacramento, Calif. A federal judge will not temporarily exempt freelance journalists and photographers from a broad new California labor law, saying they waited too long to challenge restrictions that they fear could put some of them out of business. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Federal judge holds freelancers to new California labor law

Jan. 6, 2020 4:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge will not temporarily exempt freelance journalists and photographers from a broad new California labor law, saying they waited too long to challenge restrictions that they fear could put some of them out of business. U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez in Los...

Egyptian journalist says his home raided, brother arrested

Jan. 2, 2020 5:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian journalist known for his critical views of the government said on Thursday that police raided his parents' house the previous night and arrested his brother. Mohamed el-Garhy tweeted that the police came to the home of his parents, who live in a village northeast of Cairo, and...

Sandya Ekneligoda, the wife of abducted Sri Lankan journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda addresses the media in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Prageeth went missing in 2010 during the presidency of Mahinda Rajapaksa, the brother of current President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Abducted Sri Lanka journalist's wife: Military derails case

Dec. 31, 2019 6:03 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The wife of an abducted Sri Lankan journalist is accusing the military of trying to derail a court case in which nine soldiers have been charged with her husband's abduction and enforced disappearance nearly 10 years ago. Sandya Ekneligoda, who has struggled for years to seek...