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Journalists, legal observers exempt from orders to disperse

Jul. 2, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some journalists and legal observers will be exempt from Portland police orders requiring protesters to disperse after an unlawful assembly or riot is declared, under a 14-day temporary order issued by a federal judge Thursday. Police also cannot arrest, threaten to arrest or use...

TV reporter, cameraman shot to death in northern Honduras

Jul. 1, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A television reporter and a cameraman were shot to death Wednesday in La Ceiba, a town on Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast that has been wracked by gang violence in the past. National police spokesman Jair Meza said reporter German Vallecillo Jr. and the...

This selfie provided by Russian journalist David Frenkel shows his injuries after getting treated in a local hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A journalist was hospitalized with a broken arm on Tuesday after a confrontation with police at a polling station where he arrived to investigate reports of voter fraud. (David Frenkel via AP)

Russian reporter accuses police of breaking his arm at poll

Jul. 1, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A journalist in St. Petersburg was hospitalized with a broken arm on Tuesday after a confrontation with police at a polling station where he arrived to investigate reports of voter fraud. The incident made national headlines on Wednesday, the final day of voting on the constitutional reform...

In this June 2, 2020 photo, journalist Ruhollah Zam speaks during his trial at the Revolutionary Court, in Tehran, Iran. Iran. The judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, announced Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Zam, a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to Tehran was sentenced to death. The Persian writing on the podium reads,

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Jun. 30, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings...

Judiciary spokesman: Iran sentences journalist to death whose online work helped inspire 2017 economic protests

Jun. 30, 2020 3:41 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Judiciary spokesman: Iran sentences journalist to death whose online work helped inspire 2017 economic protests.
FILE - In this March 29, 2002, file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh arrives at a court in Karachi, Pakistan. A ruling by Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday, June 29, 2020 paves the way for the man convicted of involvement in the gruesome 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to walk free later this week.  (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, file)

Pakistan could soon release slain US reporter's kidnapper

Jun. 29, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A ruling by Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday paves the way for a man convicted of involvement in the gruesome 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to walk free later this week. The Supreme Court refused a government request to suspend a lower court’s ruling exonerating...

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Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

Jun. 24, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Seven journalists went on trial on Wednesday, accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya. Three of the defendants were released from custody pending the outcome of the trial. The journalists from Odatv news website,...

In this May 19, 2018 photo, Gregory Katz, acting London bureau chief for The Associated Press, stands in front of St. George's Chapel in Windsor near London, while covering the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Katz, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who recently led the AP's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Monday, June 22, 2020. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. (AP Photo)

Gregory Katz, acclaimed AP journalist, dies at 67

Jun. 24, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Katz, an acclaimed correspondent for The Associated Press in London who recently led the news cooperative's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Tuesday. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. His career over...

US designates 4 Chinese media outlets as 'foreign missions,' a step that could force some of their journalists to leave

Jun. 22, 2020 3:00 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US designates 4 Chinese media outlets as 'foreign missions,' a step that could force some of their journalists to leave.
FILE - In this Thursday, June 30, 2005 file photo shot by AP contributing photographer John Bompengo,  a demonstrator leaping over a burning tire in the Victoire neighbourhood of the capital Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Relatives say longtime Associated Press contributor John Bompengo has died of COVID-19 in Congo's capital. Bompengo, who had covered his country's political turmoil over the course of 16 years, died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at a Kinshasa hospital. (AP Photo/John Bompengo, file)

Veteran AP video, photo-journalist in Congo dies of COVID-19

Jun. 22, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — John Bompengo, who covered Congo's political turmoil as a freelance photographer and video journalist for The Associated Press over the course of 16 years has died, relatives said Sunday. He was 52. The cause of death was complications due to the coronavirus. Bompengo had been...