- Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist's killing Updated: Apr-29-16 8:41 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.
- Turkish journalists sentenced over Charlie Hebdo cover Updated: Apr-28-16 11:22 am
ISTANBUL - A court in Istanbul on Thursday sentenced two journalists from a pro-opposition newspaper to two years in prison for publishing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's controversial cover featuring a Prophet Muhammad cartoon, amid rising concerns about freedom of expression in Turkey.
- Foundation, journalist dismiss suit over records now public Updated: Apr-27-16 12:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and a journalist have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Health now releasing public records with names of licensed medical marijuana producers.
- NY judge rejects Cosby's request to get journalists' notes Updated: Apr-26-16 4:54 pm
NEW YORK - A judge on Tuesday rejected what he called Bill Cosby's "fishing expedition" to get journalists' notes, film and audio to fight a defamation lawsuit filed against him by seven women.
- Hungarian journalists banned from Parliament Updated: Apr-26-16 4:05 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's Parliament has banned journalists from four news websites for trying to film interviews with lawmakers in areas off limits to the press.
- Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife Updated: Apr-26-16 12:36 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.
- Prominent journalist denied work permit in Ukraine Updated: Apr-26-16 11:59 am
MOSCOW - One of the most influential journalists on Ukrainian television was denied a work permit on Tuesday, authorities said.
- US journalist says he was denied entry into Turkey Updated: Apr-25-16 3:22 pm
ISTANBUL - A Turkey-based American journalist says he was denied re-entry at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Monday and is returning to the United States.
- Turkish-Dutch journalist detained over Erdogan tweet Updated: Apr-24-16 12:21 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities on Sunday released a Turkish-Dutch journalist from police custody but barred her from leaving Turkey as they continue to investigate tweets she posted about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Journalist group won't help criminal probe of Panama Papers Updated: Apr-21-16 5:39 pm
NEW YORK - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists says it will not be taking part in any official investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office into the documents known as the Panama Papers.
- Song released by musician honors slain Virginia journalists Updated: Apr-21-16 6:16 am
SALEM, Virginia - A new song performed by Miss Virginia 2014 honors the memory of a reporter and videographer who were fatally shot during a live broadcast.
- Hong Kong journalists question dismissal of top editor Updated: Apr-20-16 10:49 pm
HONG KONG - Journalists' unions in Hong Kong said Thursday they were troubled by the dismissal of a veteran editor of a newspaper that published a report on the Panama Papers document leak revealing offshore business dealings of the rich and powerful, exposing new concerns about press freedoms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
- Journalist who helped reveal Panama Papers is writing a book Updated: Apr-20-16 4:00 pm
NEW YORK - A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who helped bring the Panama Papers to light is working on a book about his findings.
- Turkey denies entry to Russian news agency official Updated: Apr-20-16 6:24 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Russian news agency says its general manager for Turkey has been barred from entering the country, days after Turkish authorities blocked access to its website.
- Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot, Poroshenko says Updated: Apr-19-16 4:23 pm
MOSCOW - Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine.
- Family of journalist slain by Islamic State sues Syria Updated: Apr-19-16 2:17 pm
MIAMI - The family of slain journalist Steven Sotloff is suing Syria in U.S. court, claiming the government of President Bashar Assad provided support to Islamic State militants who carried out the gruesome beheading.
- Journalist faces charges in Russian-occupied Crimea Updated: Apr-19-16 9:44 am
MOSCOW - Security services are pressing charges against a Crimean journalist for allegedly undermining Russia's territorial integrity, which could put him in prison for five years, prosecutors in Russian-occupied Crimea said on Tuesday.
- Journalist close to opposition detained in Bangladesh Updated: Apr-17-16 5:44 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Police in Bangladesh questioned a prominent journalist and close aide of opposition leader and ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia over the weekend for his alleged role in a conspiracy to kidnap the only son of the current prime minister.
- Journalist sentenced to 2 years in LA Times hacking case Updated: Apr-13-16 7:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A well-known social media journalist was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday after he was convicted of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times' website and alter a story.
- The Latest: LA Times' website hack conviction to be appealed Updated: Apr-13-16 7:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on the sentencing of a journalist convicted of helping hack the Los Angeles Times' website (all times local):
- Arizona lawmaker drops ban on journalists who refuse checks Updated: Apr-12-16 6:54 pm
PHOENIX - The speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives allowed journalists who refused to submit to extensive background checks back on the floor of the chamber Tuesday amid pressure from lawmakers and the public over the sudden shift in decades-old policy.
- Syrian journalist attacked by IS in Turkey dies Updated: Apr-12-16 3:29 pm
ISTANBUL - A Syrian journalist who was shot in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group died from his wounds Tuesday, a close friend said.
- Somalia: Man executed for journalists' killings Updated: Apr-11-16 10:12 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A former journalist who joined the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab was executed Monday by firing squad in Somalia's capital for the killings of five Somali journalists.
- Syrian journalist wounded in attack in Turkey Updated: Apr-10-16 12:04 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian journalist has been seriously wounded in an attack in Turkey - the latest victim of a series of assaults against Syrian journalists in the country.
- Maldives journalists demand gov't probe attacks on media Updated: Apr-08-16 12:50 pm
MALE, Maldiives - Journalists in the Maldives demonstrated in the capital on Friday to demand that the government investigate attacks against the media and withdraw a proposed criminal defamation law.