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Malta vows better journalist protections, reforms

Oct. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Maltese government on Tuesday responded to a critical European human rights evaluation by vowing to soon propose new legislation to better protect journalists in the wake of the 2017 assassination of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia. ...

Rights watchdog faults Malta for abortion, journalist safety

Oct. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A European human rights watchdog recommended on Monday that Malta legalize abortion, improve gender equality and implement reforms to protect journalists, adding another international voice of criticism to the laws and culture on the Mediterranean island nation. ...

Trial opens of alleged killers of Dutch reporter De Vries

Oct. 18, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Witnesses, security camera footage and forensic evidence all point to two men charged in the murder of Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, prosecutors said Monday as the trial of the suspects opened in Amsterdam. De Vries, 64, was...

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...

Lawyer: 'Preposterous' to blame Afghan man in US war deaths

Oct. 15, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for an Afghan man awaiting trial in Manhattan federal court on charges that he commanded the Taliban fighters responsible in the killing of three American soldiers said Friday it was “preposterous" to charge his client in deaths that occurred in a war the U.S....

Official says journalist's Nobel Prize not a slap on Duterte

Oct. 11, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa Monday for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. ...

Police: TV reporter killed in bomb attack in Pakistan

Oct. 11, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A local Pakistani journalist was killed in an overnight attack when a roadside bomb went off near his car in the country's southwest, police said Monday. Shahid Zehri, 35, was traveling in his car when the bomb exploded in the town of Hub in the...

7th annual run to honor journalist James Foley on Oct. 23

Oct. 10, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The seventh annual Freedom Run to honor the memory of journalist James Foley is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Rochester, New Hampshire, and virtually around the world. The run raises money for the work of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, which...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Oct. 08, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder. Ressa and...

Media groups welcome 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for journalists

Oct. 08, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

Journalists, human rights groups and other activists enthusiastically welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to two reporters at a time when media around the world face new pressures and crackdowns from the authorities. Friday's announcement awarding the...