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Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Dec. 7, 2019 12:50 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech...

Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police

Dec. 5, 2019 10:14 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile fired by riot police, Indonesian video journalist Veby Mega Indah is still seeking answers. On Sept. 29, Indah was among a group of reporters covering one of the hundreds of clashes between armed...

Journalists rally to denounce threats to Pakistani newspaper

Dec. 5, 2019 8:29 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani journalists and rights activists have rallied in support of a leading newspaper in Islamabad and elsewhere, days after Islamists gathered at the newspaper, threatening staff and demanding its editor be hanged. At Thursday’s rally, activists and journalists condemned this...

EU deputy: Not a bad idea to question Malta PM in slaying

Dec. 4, 2019 2:37 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The head of an EU lawmaker mission to Malta on Wednesday suggested that police question the Maltese premier about the car bombing that killed a journalist investigating possible corruption in his government. “I think that it is a matter for the police to decide, but ... I...

Angry Islamists besiege Pakistan’s independent newspaper

Dec. 4, 2019 6:32 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of angry Islamists swarmed the building of an independent Pakistani newspaper in the capital, Islamabad, blocking its entrance for several hours, threatening the staff and demanding its editor be hanged, the paper reported Wednesday. A simultaneous protest also took place Tuesday...

Developments in Malta’s slain journalist investigation

Dec. 4, 2019 6:17 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The car bomb assassination of a leading investigative journalist in Malta in 2017 has put the small Mediterranean island nation and European Union member state in the international spotlight, raising questions about rule of law. Here are developments and fallout from the two-year...

EU mission in Malta expresses credibility doubts

Dec. 3, 2019 10:32 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The head of the European Union’s mission to Malta on Tuesday expressed doubts about the government’s credibility after meeting with the embattled prime minister of the Mediterranean island nation. With protesters shouting in the background, European lawmaker Sophia in...

Putin signs bill targeting journalists and bloggers

Dec. 3, 2019 3:26 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law that gives the government the right to register bloggers, journalists and social media users as foreign agents. The bill extends an existing law involving foreign-funded media outlets. That was adopted in 2017 in response to the...

Organization announces funding for 250 local journalists

Dec. 2, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that is trying to bolster the struggling local news industry said Monday that it will help fund the hiring of 250 journalists across the country next year. That's a sharp increase from the 61 journalists put in the field this year by Report for America, an initiative of the...

Protesters block Malta’s leader from leaving Parliament

Dec. 2, 2019 3:38 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Some 4,000 angry protesters in Malta who want the prime minister to immediately step down briefly blocked him and his party’s lawmakers from leaving parliament on Monday, amid high public pressure over an investigative journalist’s car-bomb murder. Police prevented...