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Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Aug. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after staging an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine and charged her Wednesday with spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces, according to her lawyer. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over...

US: Syrian government is holding American journalist Tice

Aug. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago. He urged Damascus to help bring Tice back home. Biden’s comments came in a statement...

3 new arrests linked to slaying of Amazon expert, journalist

Aug. 06, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) — Federal Police arrested three more suspects Saturday in a case arising from the slaying of a journalist and an Indigenous expert in the remote western reaches of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest in June. A police statement alleges the three were involved in the...

Student’s tribute to slain reporter stepsister wins award

Aug. 06, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Quinay Gatling wanted to do something to remember her stepsister, so she wrote a song, “Granby Street,” as a tribute. “I created the song just trying to cope with things,” she said. Sierra Jenkins, a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot...

Poland summons Belarus diplomat over jailing of journalist

Aug. 04, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish foreign ministry on Thursday summoned the Belarusian charge d’affaires to express its concerns after a journalist who had worked for Polish media was sentenced to five years in prison by a court in Belarus. Ministry spokesman Lukasz Jasina said...

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news

Aug. 04, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist detained in Myanmar while covering a brief pro-democracy march has been charged with violating a law against spreading false or alarming news, the Southeast Asian country’s military government announced Thursday. Toru Kubota, a...

Guatemalan journalist calls charges against him a 'set-up'

Aug. 03, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A prominent Guatemalan journalist’s initial hearing before a judge was suspended Wednesday when the judge announced that the defendant’s lawyers were also targets of the government’s investigation. Following the hearing, José Rubén Zamora, president of...

Journalist, 3 others killed in Mexico; 13th this year

Aug. 03, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A journalist was among four people killed inside a beer shop in central Mexico, the 13th media worker killed in the country this year. San Luis de la Paz Mayor Luis Sánchez said Ernesto Méndez, director of the news site Tu Voz, or Your Voice, was with four...

Belarus court gives another journalist a lengthy prison term

Aug. 03, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

TALINN, Estonia (AP) — A court in Belarus on Wednesday sentenced yet another independent journalist to a lengthy prison term, part of a continued government crackdown on opposition activists, critical media outlets and independent reporters. Iryna Slaunikava, 52-year-old...

Friends of Japanese journalist demand his release in Myanmar

Aug. 03, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Friends of Toru Kubota, a Japanese journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar while covering a protest, called for his immediate release Wednesday and an online petition has collected more than 41,000 signatures. The documentary filmmaker was arrested Saturday in...