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Lawyer says US journalist in Myanmar jail seems disheartened

Sep. 20, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, imprisoned in Myanmar for almost four months while awaiting trial, appeared disheartened during a court hearing Monday, his lawyer said. Fenster has been charged with incitement — spreading inflammatory information — an...

Union condemns German police violence toward journalists

Sep. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German Journalists Association on Monday condemned attacks by police against reporters covering a far-left protest in the eastern city of Leipzig on Saturday. The union, known by its German acronym DJV, said at least three journalists were physically...

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

'No journalist should die': EU calls for better media safety

Sep. 16, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm asked its member countries Thursday to better protect journalists amid a rise of physical attacks and online threats against media professionals. According to the European Commission, 908 journalists and media workers...

Algerian journalist, others detained in growing crackdown

Sep. 15, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested a prominent journalist and a Berber linguist this week as part of what appears to be a growing crackdown on dissent in the Kabylie region. Both are accused of belonging to the Kabyle Autonomy Movement, a group...

Pakistani journalists rally against proposed new media law

Sep. 13, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani journalists rallied outside parliament Monday to reject a proposed law that critics say would further curtail media freedom if passed. The protest in the capital of Islamabad, also attended by senior opposition leaders and civil...

EXCERPT: An Afghan reporter recalls 9/11's aftermath there

Sep. 11, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

The following account from Amir Shah, the now-retired Afghanistan correspondent for The Associated Press, is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. He was...

Award-winning News-Star editor Kathy Spurlock dies

Sep. 10, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Kathy Spurlock, an award-winning journalist who served as editor of several newspapers in Louisiana and Mississippi, died Friday after a long illness. She died at her home in Monroe, Louisiana, The News-Star reported. She was 67. ...

UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on dissent, journalists

Sep. 10, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over Taliban crackdowns on peaceful protests, many of them by women demanding equal rights, and journalists covering such events. In one case, two Afghan video journalists were beaten with iron...

Russian police detain journalists rallying for media freedom

Sep. 08, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow on Wednesday detained three journalists who picketed Russia's Justice Ministry, protesting the authorities’ recent crackdown on independent media, Russia's top independent Dozhd TV channel reported. Irina Dolinina, Alesya Marokhovskaya...