Latest Journalists News

AP names Michael Tackett deputy Washington bureau chief

Jun. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Tuesday named Michael Tackett, an award-winning journalist, as deputy bureau chief in Washington, directing coverage of the White House, Congress and politics. The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's chief of bureau in Washington. "Mike cares deeply about...

2019 APME awards honor AP journalists for powerful stories

Jun. 17, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Accounts of perseverance in the wake of disaster, deep investigative looks into cyber threats against American democracy, and images that highlighted the human side of controversial political issues are among the stories that have won the 2019 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for AP...

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

Jun. 16, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis. Organizers had official permission for Sunday's protest rally, unlike one...

Bloomberg reporters face jail for reports on Turkish crisis

Jun. 14, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S.-based Bloomberg news agency says Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to five-year jail terms for two of its Istanbul-based reporters over their report on last year's currency crisis. Bloomberg said late Thursday that Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic have been accused of trying...

Mexican journalist rescued hours after abduction by gunmen

Jun. 13, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A kidnapped journalist was rescued by security forces in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz hours after he was taken by armed men outside his home, Mexican officials and the journalist said Thursday. Police said in a statement that they intercepted a suspicious vehicle traveling down a...

Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case

Jun. 13, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, in a case that provoked national outrage. The firings, which came a day after massive arrests...

Journalist killed in southern Mexico, another kidnapped

Jun. 12, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reporter was shot dead in the southern state of Tabasco, her newspaper said Wednesday, the latest in a string of journalist killings in one of the world's most lethal countries for the profession. Another reporter was kidnapped by a pair of armed men in the nearby state of Veracruz....

Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist's case

Jun. 12, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that later were dropped when the government admitted there was no evidence he committed a...

Journalists beaten, arrested in northern Indian state

Jun. 12, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Two policemen were suspended on Wednesday for beating a TV journalist and damaging his equipment after he reported on unlicensed vendors at a railroad station in northern India, a state government official said. It was the third incident involving journalists in Uttar Pradesh state in...

Journalists in Haiti demand protection after reporter killed

Jun. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Attacks on journalists in Haiti are escalating, and the slaying of a radio reporter prompted media organizations on Tuesday to renew demands that police protect them and give them space to work. An unidentified gunman shot Rospide Pétion as he drove home late Monday in a...