Freedom of the press

German broadcaster ZDF's Istanbul bureau chief Joerg Brase poses for photographs in Istanbul, Sunday, March 10, 2019. Brase and Thomas Seibert of Tagesspiegel were stripped of their press credentials to work in Turkey and had left the country. They have called the government's move an attempt to silence international media and German officials have criticised Turkey's refusal to renew their accreditations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 10, 2019 - 8:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two German journalists who were stripped of their media credentials to work in Turkey called the government's move an attempt to silence international news organizations and said they refused to be intimidated. German public broadcaster ZDF's Istanbul bureau chief, Joerg Brase, and...
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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 - 1:24 am
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home on Monday to hugs from his family and friends, pledging to continue working despite having to spend the nights at a police station nearby. Mahmoud Abu Zaid, popularly known as "Shawkan," was...
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March 02, 2019 - 5:21 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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February 21, 2019 - 11:34 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is suing The Washington Post for $250 million, alleging the newspaper falsely labeled him a racist. His attorneys are threatening numerous other news...
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In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves federal court in Washington. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has issued a gag order in the case of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone. Jackson said in an order Friday that both sides must refrain from making statements to the media or the public that could prejudice the case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 15, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson stopped short of imposing a...
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Maria Ressa, center, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, listens to a reporter's question after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Ressa was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 14, 2019 - 4:57 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration on Thursday of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent. "What we're seeing ... is a level...
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Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Ressa was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 14, 2019 - 12:18 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case. National Bureau of Investigation agents served the warrant against Maria Ressa...
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Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's policies, shows an arrest form after being arrested by National Bureau of Investigation agents in a libel case Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last year, was arrested over a libel complaint from a businessman which Amnesty International has condemned as "brazenly politically motivated." Duterte's government says the arrest was a normal step in response to the complaint. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 13, 2019 - 4:44 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case. Maria Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year...
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A Kosovo Serb protester carries a Serb flag and joins a demonstration against Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the town of Gracanica, Kosovo on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Every Saturday thousands of opponents of Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic march in various cities and towns across Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
February 09, 2019 - 10:44 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have marched in Serbia's capital of Belgrade to protest populist President Aleksandar Vucic, who is showing signs of nervousness after 10 consecutive weeks of anti-government demonstrations. The protests, which have spread outside of Belgrade, accuse...
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Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, talks to journalists as he leaves the Supreme Court after submitting appeal documents of the two journalists in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Lawyers for the two journalists sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act filed an appeal to the country's supreme court, after a high court judge rejected their appeal in January. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
February 01, 2019 - 12:58 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A lawyer for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act filed an appeal Friday with the Supreme Court seeking to overturn their convictions. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for...
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