Journalists

December 09, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Deaths among journalists killed in the line of duty are lower this year, but a journalism advocacy group said Monday that one reason appears to be that media workers are refraining from going to the most dangerous areas. The International Federation of Journalists said that 49...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, Lebanese anchorwoman Dima Sadek uses her cellphone to film an anti-government protest, in Beirut, Lebanon. Sadek, who last month resigned as an anchorwoman at the LBC TV, blamed Hezbollah supporters for robbing her smartphone while she was filming protests, and said the harassment was followed by insulting and threatening phone calls to her mother, who suffered a stroke as a result of the stress. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
December 07, 2019 - 5:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled...
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People protest outside the office of the Prime Minister at Castille, in Valletta, Malta, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, as a delegation od European Union lawmakers is visiting the country after an investigation into the murder of leading investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia implicated Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s chief of staff. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
December 04, 2019 - 9:22 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese taxi driver testifying under immunity from prosecution says that a local casino and hotel owner, was the sole mastermind of the 2017 car-bomb murder of an anti-corruption journalist. Melvin Theuma told a Maltese court Wednesday that a plot to kill Daphne Caruana...
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EU special enjoy Sophia in 't Veld is seen talking to the press outside Castille, in Valletta, Malta, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, after a short meeting with the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat after an investigation into the murder of leading investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia implicated Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s chief of staff. Sophia in ‘t Veld said outside the prime minister’s office that "it is difficult to see how credibility of the office can be upheld.” (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
December 03, 2019 - 10:32 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The head of the European Union’s mission to Malta on Tuesday expressed doubts about the government’s credibility after meeting with the embattled prime minister of the Mediterranean island nation. With protesters shouting in the background, European lawmaker Sophia in ‘t Veld...
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December 02, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling local news industry got a boost Monday. Report for America says it will fund the hiring of 250 journalists in newsrooms across 46 states over the next year. It will guide $5 million in funding from foundations to help pay the salaries of the reporters. That's a sharp...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 file photo, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday Dec. 1, 2019, that he would resign in January following pressure from citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed a journalist. (Julien Warnand/Pool via AP, File)
December 01, 2019 - 3:21 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the nation Sunday night that he would resign in January following pressure from angry citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed a journalist. In a televised message, Muscat said he has informed Malta’s president...
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Rose and Michael Vella hold photos of their daughter, assassinated investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as they partecipate in a demonstration in Valletta, Malta, Friday night, Nov. 29, 2019. The family of the journalist who was killed by a car bomb in Malta is urging Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to resign, after his former chief aide was released from jail in a probe aimed at finding the mastermind of the 2017 murder. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)
November 30, 2019 - 5:06 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese prosecutors on Saturday charged a prominent local businessman as being an accomplice to the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a 2017 car bombing on Malta. Yorgen Fenech, a Maltese hotelier and former director of the Maltese power company,...
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Undated file photo of Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s former chief of staff Keith Schembri, who was arrested this week for questioning as a person of interest in the October 2017 car-bomb murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. After languishing for two years, the investigation has moved swiftly since a Maltese businessman was arrested on a private yacht trying to flee Malta last week. The businessman, Yorgen Fenech, provided information about Muscat’s ex-chief of staff, Keith Schembri, reportedly in a bid to win immunity. (AP Photo/str)
November 29, 2019 - 1:18 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The family of a journalist who was killed by a car bomb in Malta is urging Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to resign, after his former chief aide was released from jail in a probe aimed at finding the mastermind of the 2017 murder. Muscat said Friday that police found no...
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Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech is accompanied by police during a search of his yacht at the dock of Portomaso, Malta, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Fenech was arrested Wednesday, then released on police bail late Thursday as investigators try to find a mastermind of the 2017 murder of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia on the small island nation. (AP Photo/stringer)
November 28, 2019 - 10:19 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Pressure mounted Thursday on Malta’s prime minister to resign as the fast-evolving investigation into the assassination of a leading investigative journalist struck at the heart of his government and raised questions about rule of law in the tiny EU nation. Police arrested...
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FILE - In this April 24, 1997 file photo, Clive James arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for the BAFTA award ceremony. James, an Australian journalist, joker and intellectual who had a long career as a writer and broadcaster, has died. He was 80. James’ representatives, United Agents, said he died Sunday at his home in Cambridge, and a private funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Fiona Hanson/PA via AP, File)
November 27, 2019 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Clive James, an Australian journalist, joker and intellectual who had a long career as a writer and broadcaster in the U.K., has died. He was 80. James’ representatives, United Agents, said he died Sunday at his home in Cambridge, north of London, and a private funeral was held...
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