Latest Journalism News

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Bloomberg reporters face jail for reports on Turkish crisis

Jun. 14, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S.-based Bloomberg news agency says Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to five-year jail terms for two of its Istanbul-based reporters over their report on last year's currency crisis. Bloomberg said late Thursday that Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic have been accused of trying...

Mexican journalist rescued hours after abduction by gunmen

Jun. 13, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A kidnapped journalist was rescued by security forces in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz hours after he was taken by armed men outside his home, Mexican officials and the journalist said Thursday. Police said in a statement that they intercepted a suspicious vehicle traveling down a...

Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case

Jun. 13, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, in a case that provoked national outrage. The firings, which came a day after massive arrests...

German court says Catholic Church can keep billions secret

Jun. 13, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in the western city of Cologne has ruled that Germany's richest Catholic archdiocese doesn't have to reveal what it does with the billions it receives from taxpayers each year. The investigative journalism group Correctiv had sued for the information, arguing that the Archdiocese of...

Journalist killed in southern Mexico, another kidnapped

Jun. 12, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reporter was shot dead in the southern state of Tabasco, her newspaper said Wednesday, the latest in a string of journalist killings in one of the world's most lethal countries for the profession. Another reporter was kidnapped by a pair of armed men in the nearby state of Veracruz....

Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist's case

Jun. 12, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that later were dropped when the government admitted there was no evidence he committed a...

Russian journalist freed after police abruptly drop charges

Jun. 11, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a stunning turnaround, Russian authorities Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter after a public and media outcry over his arrest, and they promised to go after the police who allegedly tried to frame him as a drug dealer. The release of Ivan...

Enemy of the people? CNN's Acosta defends press, and himself

Jun. 11, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wherever CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta goes, he's followed by the g-word, grandstand. He even heard it when he met Ted Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general who was part of the legal team that beat back President Donald Trump's attempt to pull Acosta's reporting pass. "I can't...

The Latest: Freed Russian journalist thanks supporters

Jun. 11, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian journalist arrested on drug charges (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A prominent Russian journalist absolved of drug-dealing charges under public pressure has thanked his supporters and promised to continue his investigations. The 36-year-old Ivan Golunov was stopped by...