- Collin Binkley joining AP as reporter in Boston Updated: May-04-15 4:07 pm
BOSTON - Collin Binkley, an award-winning reporter who has been recognized for his aggressive use of public records to hold institutions accountable, is joining the Boston bureau of The Associated Press.
- Obama salutes journalists working in repressive environments Updated: May-01-15 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is saluting journalists working in countries that repress freedom, saying a free press is under attack in many places because governments want to avoid the truth.
- Former journalist, Obama adviser nominated to run aid agency Updated: Apr-30-15 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tapped White House adviser Gayle Smith on Thursday to run the U.S. Agency for International Development, putting a former journalist and longtime Africa expert in charge of his global development agenda for the final years of his presidency.
- Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history' Updated: Apr-27-15 11:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday.
- Newcastle Jets owner cited by FFA for tirade at journalist Updated: Apr-24-15 3:57 am
SYDNEY - The owner of the Newcastle Jets has been cited by Football Federation Australia for a code of conduct violation following a tirade against a journalist after an A-League match last weekend.
- Texas Senate passes libel protections for journalists Updated: Apr-22-15 2:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate has unanimously approved a measure to further shield journalists from libel lawsuits if they accurately report a whistleblower's allegations that turn out to be false.
- Macedonian journalists protest death threat to colleague Updated: Apr-22-15 11:04 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Over 100 journalists gathered outside a government building in the Macedonian capital Skopje Wednesday to protest death threats againts a journalist critical of the country's conservative government.
- Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help Updated: Apr-20-15 11:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.
- Post reporter wins Pulitzer for Secret Service coverage Updated: Apr-20-15 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig has won a Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for her coverage of embarrassing security lapses at the Secret Service.
- Canada to issue Al-Jazeera journalist a passport Updated: Apr-20-15 5:19 pm
TORONTO - The Canadian government said Monday it will issue a passport to Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, reversing an earlier decision denying him one.
- Arab journalist defiantly accepts Israeli honor Updated: Apr-20-15 11:34 am
JAFFA, Israel - When 14 Israelis light torches in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the country at Israel's splashy Independence Day ceremony on Thursday, Arab newscaster Lucy Aharish will stride across the stage in an act of defiance.
- Virginian-Pilot, Daily Progress reporters lauded Updated: Apr-18-15 11:04 pm
ROANOKE, Virginia - The Virginia Press Association's awards for the state's outstanding journalist and outstanding young journalist of 2014 were presented Saturday night to writers who distinguished themselves in the newsrooms of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk and The Daily Progress in Charlottesville.
- UK prosecutors drop reporter bribe charges after acquittals Updated: Apr-17-15 12:49 pm
LONDON - An expensive and wide-ranging British investigation into alleged bribery by reporters crumbled Friday, after a jury acquitted four tabloid journalists of paying prison officers for information.
- Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years Updated: Apr-17-15 12:19 am
BEIJING - A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday after convicting her of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.
- Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine's capital Updated: Apr-16-15 2:59 pm
MOSCOW - A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down Thursday in broad daylight in Kiev, local police said, a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead.
- SKorea lets journalist in defamation case return to Japan Updated: Apr-14-15 8:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo for the first time in eight months on Tuesday after South Korea lifted a travel ban imposed on him for allegedly defaming the South Korean president.
- Turkey: Dutch journalist acquitted of 'terror' propaganda Updated: Apr-13-15 8:47 am
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - A Turkish court has acquitted a Dutch journalist of charges of engaging in propaganda on behalf of the banned Kurdish rebel group.
- Egypt police says it has arrested critical journalist Updated: Apr-12-15 11:26 am
CAIRO - Egypt has arrested a journalist on claims he is wanted in seven different cases - just days after he published a series of critical articles about the police.
- Turkish journalists may face jail for Charlie Hebdo cover Updated: Apr-09-15 3:04 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper says two of its journalists have been charged with "openly insulting the people's religious values" for featuring French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cover with the image of the Prophet Muhammad in their columns.
- Egypt photojournalist describes detention of over 600 days Updated: Apr-07-15 12:46 pm
CAIRO - In a letter from prison, an Egyptian photojournalist who spent more than 600 days in detention without any charges said his prison is like a "cemetery" and that he left his "dignity" at its gates.