Journalists

FILE - In this July 1, 2017 file photo, relatives of slain journalist Javier Valdez, co-founder of Riodoce, stand at a memorial set up at the spot where he was murdered in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico. Valdez's widow was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after her husband's slaying, according to a report by Toronto-based internet watchdog Citizen Lab presented Wednesday, March 20, 2019, which brings to 25 the number of known cases involving Pegasus spyware, including two of Valdez’s colleagues at the Riodoce weekly. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)
March 20, 2019 - 3:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday. The Toronto-based Citizen Lab said the attempt to place Pegasus spy software targeted Griselda...
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March 17, 2019 - 9:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign ministry says a German freelance journalist freed in Venezuela months after he was jailed as a suspected spy is on his way home. A Caracas court ordered the conditional release of Billy Six on Friday. Six was ordered to report to the court every 15 days and not to...
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FILE- In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo candles are placed in memory of slain journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Slovakia's police said they have charged a suspect with ordering the slaying of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government. Police didn't immediately name the suspect. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:29 pm
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A suspect has been charged in Slovakia with ordering the slaying last year of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, police and prosecutors announced Thursday. Two special prosecutors identified the suspect at a news...
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FILE - This Nov. 25, 2018 file photo shows migrants near the Chaparral border crossing watch clashes with U.S. border agents, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico. KNSD-TV says documents leaked by a Homeland Security source show a January database listing at least 10 journalists, seven of them U.S. citizens, as warranting secondary screening at U.S. points of entry. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
March 06, 2019 - 10:47 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico, a San Diego TV station reported Wednesday, citing leaked documents. Dossiers that included photos from their passports or social media...
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This 2018 photo released by Florida based WPLG digital television station shows U.S. journalist Cody Weddle in Caracas, Venezuela. Weddle was seized by security forces at his apartment early Wednesday, March 6, 2019, according to lawyers and press freedom groups. After arriving to Venezuela as an English-language correspondent for state-run network Telesur, Weddle had been reporting from Venezuela for more than four years, most recently working as a freelance journalist for the ABC affiliate in Miami. He also contributed to the Miami Herald and The Telegraph in Britain. (WPLG via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A U.S. journalist was seized by security forces at his apartment Wednesday amid Venezuela's escalating political turmoil, then was freed several hours later and deported, executives at his Miami-based TV station and union representatives said. Cody Weddle was taken to the...
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Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as Shawkan, center, is hugged by his parents at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shawkan was released after after five years in prison. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
March 04, 2019 - 11:11 am
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home Monday to hugs from family and friends, pledging to continue working despite severe restrictions imposed on his movements, including having to spend the nights at a police station nearby...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, Greek photojournalist Yannis Behrakis looks on during a visit at Normandy, France. Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has died. He was 58. His death Saturday, March 2, 2019 was confirmed by his employers, Reuters, where he had worked since 1987. Behrakis had long been ill with cancer. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)
March 03, 2019 - 6:06 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has died. He was 58. His death Saturday was confirmed by his employers, Reuters, where he had worked since 1987. Behrakis had long been ill with cancer. Born in Athens in 1960, Behrakis studied photography at a private...
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March 02, 2019 - 7:21 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Several hundred Croatian journalists have rallied in the capital Zagreb against what they say is pressure on journalists and curbing of media freedoms in the European Union country. The gathering on Saturday dubbed "You took over media, we won't give up journalism," was...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse faces his first night in custody following a sentencing hearing on Wednesday that will decide his punishment for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 28, 2019 - 6:53 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said...
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Palestinian journalist Hajar Harb, left, and her father Mohammed, talk on their mobile phones upon their arrival to the court complex in Gaza City, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Gaza journalist is appealing a six-month prison term and fine over her reporting on alleged corruption within the Hamas-run Health Ministry. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
February 26, 2019 - 8:10 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza journalist appealed a six-month prison term and fine Tuesday over her reporting on alleged corruption within the Hamas-run Health Ministry in a case that has drawn international condemnation of the coastal strip's Islamic rulers. Hajar Harb reported in 2016 that...
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