Journalists

In this June 2, 2020 photo, journalist Ruhollah Zam speaks during his trial at the Revolutionary Court, in Tehran, Iran. Iran. The judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, announced Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Zam, a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to Tehran was sentenced to death. The Persian writing on the podium reads, "defendant's place." (Ali Shirband/Mizan News Agency via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 10:47 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the...
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June 24, 2020 - 3:00 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Seven journalists went on trial on Wednesday, accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya. The journalists from Odatv news website, the pro-Kurdish newspaper Yeni Yasam and the nationalist daily Yenicag have...
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June 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — US designates 4 Chinese media outlets as 'foreign missions,' a step that could force some of their journalists to leave.
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 30, 2005 file photo shot by AP contributing photographer John Bompengo, a demonstrator leaping over a burning tire in the Victoire neighbourhood of the capital Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Relatives say longtime Associated Press contributor John Bompengo has died of COVID-19 in Congo's capital. Bompengo, who had covered his country's political turmoil over the course of 16 years, died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at a Kinshasa hospital. (AP Photo/John Bompengo, file)
June 21, 2020 - 11:19 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — John Bompengo, who covered Congo's political turmoil as a freelance photographer and video journalist for The Associated Press over the course of 16 years has died, relatives said Sunday. He was 52. The cause of death was complications due to the coronavirus. Bompengo had been...
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Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, left, talks with former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr., right, during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Monday June 15, 2020. Ressa, an award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president, her online news site Rappler Inc. and Santos were convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 16, 2020 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has offered a muted and belated expression of “concern” over the convictions of two Philippine journalists on criminal libel charges. A one-sentence State Department statement titled “On Press Freedom in the Philippines” and released on Tuesday nearly 48...
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June 15, 2020 - 5:59 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist Monday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in the government's latest crackdown on press freedom. Mohamed Monir, 65, was taken by plainclothes security officers from his apartment in Giza, his family said in a...
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Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, center, gestures beside former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr., left, during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Monday June 15, 2020. Ressa, an award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president, her online news site Rappler Inc. and Santos were convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 15, 2020 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of two Philippine journalists for libel is a blow to press freedom and comes as media watchdogs track declines in press freedoms and democratic institutions around the world. A Manila court found Maria Ressa of the online news site Rappler Inc. and former reporter...
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Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, wearing a protective mask, exits a disinfection area before attending a court hearing at Manila Regional Trial Court, Philippines on Monday June 15, 2020. Ressa's verdict is expected to be announced Monday for a cyber libel case. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 14, 2020 - 8:05 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy. The Manila court found Maria Ressa, her online news site Rappler Inc...
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CORRECTS CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH STATUE WAS VANDALIZED. Red paint and words in Italian reading ‘’racist", above, and "rapist’’ are seen on a statue of late Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, who had acknowledged having had a 12-year-old Eritrean bride while stationed in the Italian colony in the 1930s, in a Milan park that bears his name, northern Italy, late Saturday, June 13, 2020. The statue of Montanelli has been a flashpoint in Italy’s Black Lives Matters protests, which have put renewed focus on Italy’s colonial past. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 14, 2020 - 1:59 pm
MILAN (AP) — The colonial past of a highly revered Italian journalist has become a flashpoint in Italy's Black Lives Matters protests, as detractors defaced a statue in his honor and seek its removal from a city park near where he was once attacked by the far-left Red Brigades. Milan Mayor Giuseppe...
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June 08, 2020 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, resigned after a photo of him dressed in a stereotypical Puerto Rican costume surfaced on social media. Staffers at the magazine had criticized him after the photo, of him and his wife, circulated on Twitter. That tweet featured a...
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