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Google reaches content deals with German publishers

Nov. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Google said Friday it has signed agreements with several large German publishers to avoid copyright disputes over the use of their material. The Internet giant said it reached deals with publishers including news weeklies Der Spiegel and Die Zeit,...

Hong Kong authorities deny visa to Economist journalist

Nov. 13, 2021 03:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities declined to renew a visa for a foreign journalist working for The Economist without any explanation, the magazine said. Sue-Lin Wong, who is Australian, was based in Hong Kong and covered China and the southern semi-autonomous...

Myanmar court hears final arguments in case of US journalist

Nov. 10, 2021 11:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Wednesday heard closing arguments in the case of Danny Fenster, a U.S. journalist jailed in Myanmar for more than five months on charges of breaking security laws, his lawyer said. Lawyer Than Zaw Aung said the court in the city of...

Russian diplomat dead in Germany in 'tragic accident'

Nov. 05, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Russian diplomat has died in Berlin in what the Russian Embassy on Friday called a “tragic accident.” It said the incident involving the embassy employee occurred on Oct. 19, but gave no details of what happened. The Russian...

Former job is key in case against US journalist in Myanmar

Oct. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news service for which he had stopped working more than half-a-year previously, his lawyer said Friday. Danny...

Russian Nobel winner: Peace Prize is for my paper, not me

Oct. 09, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — As editor of Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov was well aware that his independent Russian newspaper — a persistent critic of the Kremlin, government corruption and human rights abuses in Russia — was seen as a top contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But...

Jailed US journalist in Myanmar slapped with new charge

Oct. 04, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. journalist who has spent more than four months in pretrial detention in military-ruled Myanmar has been charged with a second criminal offense, his lawyer said Monday, while authorities refused to disclose the reason behind his arrest. Danny...

Myanmar official defends 4-month detention of US reporter

Sep. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-installed government on Thursday defended its detention of an American journalist it has now held for four months, without offering any details of the crimes it alleges. Military spokesman Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun did not elaborate in...

Indian police raid homes, question 4 journalists in Kashmir

Sep. 08, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir raided the homes of four journalists on Wednesday, triggering concerns of a further crackdown on press freedom in the disputed region. After the raids in Srinagar, the region’s main city, the four journalists...