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Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

Sep. 17, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and politicians...

ABC says journalist Cokie Roberts has died at age 75

Sep. 17, 2019 10:32 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says journalist Cokie Roberts has died at age 75.

Turkey: 5 opposition newspaper staff released from prison

Sep. 13, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says five jailed journalists and staff members of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper have been freed on the orders of an appeals court. Anadolu Agency said cartoonist Musa Kart and four other Cumhuriyet employees were released from their prison in...

Hungarian journalist wounded in fighting in Libyan capital

Sep. 10, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hungary's foreign ministry says a Hungarian journalist has been wounded in clashes between rival armed groups in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Tamas Merczel, a ministry spokesman, said on Tuesday that photojournalist Gergely Szabo was hurt in a bombing in Tripoli on Saturday and was taken to a...

Moroccan journalist denies charges of illegal abortion

Sep. 9, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A judge ruled that a Moroccan journalist remain in custody after she appeared Monday in a packed courtroom on charges that she had an illegal abortion after becoming pregnant while single. The case has gained attention among journalists and rights groups. The 28-year-old Hajar...

Nicaraguan businessmen assailed after escorting journalist

Sep. 7, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan businessmen who oppose President Daniel Ortega say they were assailed with rubber bullets, stones and metal pipes by a crowd of government supporters. The group of businessmen had escorted home a journalist who has been critical of Ortega. Journalist Aníbal...

Steps outlined for journalists to protect against harassment

Sep. 5, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Concerned about growing threats to safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday issued a series of recommendations for reporters to take to protect themselves from digital harassment. The advice was particularly geared to women , and included steps they should take to limit the...

Press groups condemn killing of journalist in Honduras

Sep. 3, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Press groups are condemning the weekend killing of a Honduran television reporter in Honduras. The Inter American Press Association said Tuesday that Edgar Aguilar worked for Honduras' Channel 6 station. Reporters Without Borders says Aguilar was shot to death at a barber shop Saturday...

Commission says long-missing Maldivian journalist is dead

Sep. 1, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives commission of inquiry has concluded that a journalist reported missing since 2014 has been killed possibly by those linked to fighters in Syria at the time, the commission's president said Sunday. Husnu Suood, president of the government-appointed commission said that Ahmed...

Leslie H. Gelb, diplomat and journalist, dies at age 82

Aug. 31, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leslie H. Gelb, who covered government and world affairs as a correspondent, editor and columnist for The New York Times, died Saturday. He was 82. Gelb's wife, Judith, told the newspaper he died at a New York hospital of renal failure brought on by diabetes. Gelb worked in government in...