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Pakistani activists: Lawmaker inciting against journalist

Jun. 5, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani human rights group and several senior journalists on Friday lambasted a lawmaker from the ruling party, saying he has been inciting to violence against a local TV station’s news presenter. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and a council of newspaper...

Burundi appeals court upholds journalists' prison sentence

Jun. 5, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An appeals court in Burundi on Friday upheld the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for four journalists convicted on charges of trying to undermine state security. The journalists are with Iwacu, one of the few remaining private media organizations in the East African nation....

The gate of the Iran's semiofficial ISNA news agency is seen in Tehran, Iran, Friday, June 5, 2020. The head of Iran's semiofficial ISNA news agency has been convicted over publishing an article that quotes a former ambassador criticizing Tehran's

Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

Jun. 5, 2020 5:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Iran's semiofficial ISNA news agency has been convicted over publishing an article that quotes a former ambassador criticizing Tehran's “arbitrary” intelligence operations in Europe, a journalism watchdog group said Friday. It was unclear what...

Police Commissioner and Mayor. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, left, and other officers attend to Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke after he was assaulted while touring the business district at N. Broad Street and Erie Avenue in Philadelphia on Thursday, June 4, 2020. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

AP journalist punched while walking with police commissioner

Jun. 4, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Associated Press photographer on assignment was attacked Thursday afternoon by a passerby while the journalist crossed the street with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Jim Kenney. Matt Rourke was making photos of Outlaw and Kenney in North Philadelphia while...

Police clear the area around Lafayette Park and the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US Park Police investigate attack on Australian journalists

Jun. 4, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Park Police said it has placed two officers on administrative leave after video showed two Australian journalists being attacked during Monday night’s protest in Washington, D.C. Acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan said the attack is being investigated. Video captured by...

Associated Press videojournalist Robert Bumsted reminds a police officer that the press are considered “essential workers

Journalists wage legal fights after facing protest attacks

Jun. 3, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists alarmed by dozens of incidents where reporters were shot at, manhandled, gassed or arrested while covering demonstrations touched off by the death of Minnesota man George Floyd are fighting back legally. A freelance journalist, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed...

A police officer shouts at Associated Press videojournalist Robert Bumsted, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. Portions of the incident were captured on video by Bumsted, who was working with photographer Wong Maye-E to document the protests in lower Manhattan over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest

Jun. 3, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. Portions of the incident were captured on video by...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff photojournalist Alyssa Pointer, left, works during a news conference, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Atlanta. Pointer was detained by officers of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources during a protest in downtown. Pointer said her press badge was clearly displayed, and she identified herself to law enforcement. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)

Groups condemn detainment of journalists in Atlanta protests

Jun. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Journalism organizations are condemning authorities' detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta. The Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists said in a news release that one journalist was detained Sunday and another on Monday covering protests and...

This undated photo taken in Aden, Yemen, shows journalist Nabil al-Quaety, who was killed by a group of armed men outside his home in Aden, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Al-Quaety was a finalist for the United Kingdom's Rory Peck Award in 2016 for his work covering Yemen's war. (AP Photo)

Officials say armed men killed journalist in southern Yemen

Jun. 2, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

SANNA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni journalist was shot dead Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, security officials said. Armed men opened fire on Nabil al-Quaety, a video journalist and photographer who contributed to Agence France-Presse, outside his home in Aden’s Dar Saad district, the officials...

Police in riot gear walk through a cloud of blue smoke as they advance on protesters near the Minneapolis 5th Precinct, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

More journalists injured covering George Floyd protests

May. 31, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time officers shot rubber bullets at MSNBC host Ali Velshi and his crew Saturday night in Minneapolis, he was willing to believe that the officials didn’t know they were press. The second time, Velshi said, they knew and shot anyway. “We put our hands up and...