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Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the...

Afghan police: Radio journalist killed in eastern province

Jul. 14, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a radio journalist has been killed in the eastern Paktia province. Nader Shah, a newsreader for Radio Gardez, was killed late Saturday. Police chief Mohammad Hosman Jahnbaz says it is not immediately clear if the killing was linked to his work or a personal...

Slain Canadian-Somali journalist Nalayeh a trailblazer

Jul. 13, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland and its people. On Twitter, she shared posts featuring marine life...

New memorial would honor slain journalists

Jul. 11, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

Three U.S. senators want a new memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor journalists killed in the line of duty. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is joining Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and fellow Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on legislation that would establish the memorial. The senators say...

Amal Clooney faults 'collective shrug' over slain journalist

Jul. 10, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and responding with "a collective shrug" over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Clooney, the British government's envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom that...

Swiss arrest 6 after Cameroonian guards rough up journalist

Jul. 3, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva prosecutor's office says six members of Cameroonian President Paul Biya's security team have been arrested over the alleged harassment and injury of a journalist during a protest outside one of the city's most prestigious hotels. The prosecutor's office said Wednesday that Biya's...

Court case seeks inspections of child border facilities

Jun. 27, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

CLINT, Texas (AP) — Migrant children being housed at a Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with little care and inadequate food, water and sanitation. U.S....

A year after newsroom attack, journalists embraced by city

Jun. 26, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Standing ovations. A surge in subscriptions. Hugs from random readers. At a time when journalists are being vilified as "the enemy of the people," staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper are feeling the embrace of a grateful community, one year after a gunman went on a newsroom...

Slain journalist's fiancee wants Saudis pressured at G-20

Jun. 25, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi said she hopes Group of 20 leaders put pressure on Saudi Arabia at a summit this week to divulge more information about the killing, ratcheting up a campaign for justice that she also brought to the U.N.'s top human rights body Tuesday. Hatice...

Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Jun. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas. Juan Antonio Escamilla was shot five times Tuesday night in an auto shop he ran on the side in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. The motive of the attack is unknown....