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    'I predict Harry will be desperate to come home by this time next year,' the reporter predicted. A British journalist has warned that Prince Harry should start drafting an “exit plan” from his recent move to Santa Barbara, California. The warning comes as Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have been dominating headlines this week due to both their recent house purchase and the release of Finding Freedom, a biography on the couple written by sympathetic royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. According to The Daily Mail, journalist Janet Street Porter claimed that their new digs in Montecito — the chic neighborhood located 90 miles from Los Angeles that can boast Oprah and Ellen deGeneres as residents —...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed President Trump sent a letter to Syrian President Bashar Assad requesting that his government assist in the locating and release of Austin Tice. The Trump administration marked on Friday how it has been eight years since the U.S. journalist and former Marine disappeared in Syria. McClatchy and other news outlets reported that Tice was arrested at a checkpoint in Darayya, a suburb of Damascus. Shortly after Tice's capture, a video of him was released by unknown armed men, but he hasn't been heard from since. No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The U.S. government claimed in November 2018 that Tice was still alive and signaled it still believes that today. "The U.S....
    VALLETTA (Reuters) - A businessman suspected of masterminding the murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has gone on hunger strike, complaining about overcrowding in the prison where he is being held, his family said on Friday. Yorgen Fenech has been behind bars since late November 2019 when he was arrested and accused of being an accomplice in the 2017 car bomb murder. He denies the claims. A date for his trial has not been set yet. Three other men, accused of setting off the bomb, have been behind bars awaiting trial since December 2017. The middleman in the plot turned state evidence and has been giving testimony against Fenech. Fenech went on hunger strike with two other prisoners...
    Award winning journalist Thomas Roberts has today been announced as the host of season four of DailyMailTV. Roberts most recently was the evening news anchor at WGCL-TV (CBS46) in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to CBS46, he was based in New York where he served as an anchor and reporter for MSNBC, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. He is the recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Documentary as well as a national Emmy award while at NBC for Outstanding Live Coverage of the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. He has also won the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award and the Vito Russo GLAAD Award. 'DailyMailTV is an amazing show and I've been a fan and...
    TASHKENT (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan has urged the Central Asian nation and its neighbour Kyrgyzstan to set free an Uzbek journalist detained on suspicion of anonymously criticising the government on social media. Western governments have rarely criticised Uzbekistan since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power in late 2016, praising him for opening up the previously isolated nation of 34 million and releasing some prominent dissidents from prison. But the U.S. ambassador to Tashkent, Daniel Rosenblum, said he was "deeply concerned" by the case of Bobomurod Abdullayev, who was detained this month in Kyrgyzstan at Uzbekistan's request. Abdullayev has told Kyrgyz media he was accused of being behind an anonymous Facebook account which published allegations of corruption among...
    A major nuclear laboratory forced white male executives to undergo "white privilege" training that amounted to "racism masquerading as anti-racism," City Journal contributing editor Chris Rufo told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday. "This was a mandatory program for white male executives where they were supposed to essentially break down their white male identity, confess their sins to diversity trainers," Rufio told host Tucker Carlson of the session at Sandia National Laboratories. "And at the end of this session, they actually had to write letters of apology to women and people of color based on what they learned about their own privilege. "It's nothing more than a cult indoctrination session that's based on critical race theory, something that is spreading like wildfire through our public...
    Getty A former MMA fighter and UFC on ESPN analyst “may be staying a good friend’s home tonight” after police converged on her house Thursday afternoon. Laura Sanko, 35, is a former Invicta FC competitor and the present host of “Dana White’s Contender Collection” on ESPN. Sanko was having fun with a leisurely afternoon along with her son on Thursday when abruptly she witnessed “police and U.S. Marshalls surrounding [her] ranch as a result of apparently this can be a excellent place to go on the lam.” You possibly can see the images and movies Sanko posted to her Instagram web page beneath, and make sure you have your sound turned on so...
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who tried to engineer a buyout of the Chicago Tribune has joined a not-for-profit watchdog organization that’s been investigating government corruption since the days of Al Capone. “After waging a campaign for a new owner — and losing — resigning and moving on just felt like the honorable thing to do,” said David Jackson, who resigned from Tribune last month after a 29-year career and this week landed a job as a senior investigative reporter at the Better Government Association. “I couldn’t just go back and whistle while I worked,” he told Media Ink. After winning a Pulitzer while with The Washington Post, Jackson spent most of his career in Chicago investigating everything from sexual violence...
    After woke San Francisco officials thought it would be a good idea to use hotels to house the homeless along with those in COVID-19 quarantine, a meth lab recently was discovered in one of the hotels — and a journalist covering the issue told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that it's turned into a "chaotic, horrible mess." What's the background?The city contracted with hotels to provide rooms and meals under its Shelter in Place program for those at risk for COVID-19, who need to be quarantined, or who have no home, KTVU-TV reported. Problem is, a strong chemical odor was coming from a room at the Civic Center Motor Inn about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the station said, after which...
    Legendary investigative journalist, Bob Woodard, will be releasing a new book about Donald Trump that details the president's reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, his thoughts on former presidents and his 'love letters' with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.  Sources familiar with Woodard's new book titled Rage told CNN that readers can expect explosive accounts of Trump's thoughts and actions on the coronavirus pandemic, the economic collapse and the Black Lives Matter protests.   The new book comes just two years after Woodard, who is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, released Fear, which was based on hundreds of hours of interviews with members from the Trump administration.  Scroll down for video   Legendary investigative journalist, Bob Woodard, will be releasing a new book...
    Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden blasted Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Wednesday for what he described as her "radical disrespect and contempt" for the First Amendment. "I hope that all Americans ... are going to be able to come together to oppose the kind of radical disrespect and contempt for the First Amendment and for First Amendment civil liberties that Kamala Harris has demonstrated throughout her career," Daleiden told "Hannity." As California's attorney general, Harris sued Daleiden through an unprecendented application of an eavesdropping law, which he alleges was intended to supress his work. In 2015, Daleiden released secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue procurement. The videos sparked a media firestorm and prompted federal scrutiny that continues five years after their release. UNDERCOVER JOURNALIST SUING KAMALA...
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate Wednesday ordered prison authorities to unchain a journalist accused of mobilizing anti-government protests, but then ruled that his testimony of poor prison conditions must be heard in private. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, in jail for about three weeks, is making his third bid to be released on bail. His lawyers have already filed a separate court application asking prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including being chained and being denied adequate food and warm clothing. Chin’ono appeared at the magistrates' court in leg irons for his bail hearing Wednesday, prompting his lawyers to ask for the magistrate’s intervention. “It is an anathema...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate Wednesday ordered prison authorities to unchain a journalist accused of mobilizing anti-government protests, but then ruled that his testimony of poor prison conditions must be heard in private. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, in jail for about three weeks, is making his third bid to be released on bail. His lawyers have already filed a separate court application asking prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including being chained and being denied adequate food and warm clothing. Chin’ono appeared at the magistrates’ court in leg irons for his bail hearing Wednesday, prompting his lawyers to ask for the magistrate’s intervention. “It is an anathema to any justice...
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including lack of access to appropriate food and warm clothing. The efforts to improve jail conditions for Hopewell Chin'ono come as South African envoys are in Zimbabwe to investigate reports of widespread arrests and human rights abuses. Chin’ono has been in prison for about three weeks after being accused of mobilizing anti-government protests. He has been denied bail twice. Opposition politician Jacod Ngarivhume was also arrested at the same time for allegedly organizing the anti-government demonstrations, which were foiled by police and military on July 31....
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including lack of access to appropriate food and warm clothing. The efforts to improve jail conditions for Hopewell Chin’ono come as South African envoys are in Zimbabwe to investigate reports of widespread arrests and human rights abuses. Chin’ono has been in prison for about three weeks after being accused of mobilizing anti-government protests. He has been denied bail twice. Opposition politician Jacod Ngarivhume was also arrested at the same time for allegedly organizing the anti-government demonstrations, which were foiled by police and military on July 31. The two have been moved...
    Portland police have endured literally months of nightly rioting that left-wing politicians and reporters routinely brushed off as "mostly peaceful protests." They've been getting pelted with rocks, explosives, and other projectiles. They've put up with physical violence from Antifa and Black Lives Matter militants whose latest escapade was trying to burn down a police precinct — and splashing paint on an elderly woman who dared to stand up to the mob. Image source: Twitter video screenshot So with that, one Portland cop apparently couldn't resist any longer.What are the details?Early Sunday morning before the sun rose, a freelance journalist noticed Portland's finest had handcuffed a female protester. Video was running as the obligatory pat-down commenced, and the...
    One of President Donald Trump’s favorite attack lines against former Vice President Joe Biden is “Sleepy Joe,” which is Trump’s way of claiming that the 77-year-old Biden is past his prime and is unfit for the presidency either mentally or physically. But journalist Dean Obeidallah, in an August 10 op-ed for CNN’s website, argues that Biden has “utterly devastated one of President Donald Trump’s most repeated attack lines”— and the “irony” is that “Fox News helped him do it.” On Saturday, August 8, Biden was riding his bike in Delaware when he was spotted by Fox News’ Steve Doocy —who yelled, “Mr. Vice President, have you picked a running mate yet?” And Biden jokingly responded, “Yeah, I have…. You!” Doocy...
    They’ll be again! Since Arnold Schwarzenegger burst on the scene within the 1980s, his household has gone on to turn out to be one of the crucial profitable — and recognizable — clans in Hollywood. Three of the Terminator star’s 5 kids have adopted in his footsteps and made names for themselves within the leisure trade: Katherine Schwarzenegger, a self-help and youngsters’s guide creator; Christina Schwarzenegger, an up-and-coming producer; and Patrick Schwarzenegger, an actor and mannequin. Maria Shriver, who was married to Arnold from 1986 to 2017, is known in her personal proper too. After volunteering for her father Sargent Shriver’s 1972 vice presidential marketing campaign, the niece of the late President John F. Kennedy grew to become a...
    ALGIERS (Reuters) - An Algerian court on Monday sentenced a journalist and activist to three years in prison on charges of harming national unity, a rights group that defends detainees said. The court in the capital, Algiers, also handed a four-month jail sentence to two other activists for the same charges, according to the National Committee for the Release of Detainees. Justice Ministry officials could not be reached for comment. The sentences against jounalist Khaled Drareni and activists Samir Benlarbi and Slimane Hamitouche are linked to protests that toppled President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year. The protests broke out in February 2019 to reject Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term in power, and demand the departure of the ruling elite....
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian journalist who played a prominent role in covering the country’s pro-democracy movement last year was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for inciting unauthorized demonstrations and attacking national unity. Dozens of journalists and activists in the Hirak movement protested outside the courthouse, chanting “Free Drareni!” Khaled Drareni’s arrest in March drew widespread condemnation among protesters and media watchdog groups such as Reporters Without Borders. Drareni worked with the organization, led the news website Casbah Tribune and drew a widespread social media following for his coverage of protests that helped bring down Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Along with sending him to prison, the court in Sidi M’Hamed ordered the journalist to pay a fine...
    In a Sunday piece for Salon, journalist Sonali Kolhatkar took aim at the presidency of Donald Trump, which she argued is tantamount to a “death cult.” According to the activist, large-scale death is not just a feature of Trump’s presidency but a part of his reelection strategy. She pointed to recent reports suggested that Trump’s adviser, Jared Kushner, decided against a national coronavirus plan due to the fact that his COVID-19 White House team decided that the virus would like hit Democratic-led states the hardest. “If it is true that Kushner embraced the idea of COVID-19 deaths as part of a political strategy for Trump’s reelection, there can be no clearer evidence that the Trump presidency fits the definition of...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable. And I thought, ‘Oh, doesn’t matter.’ I laughed,” said the country’s most well-known journalist and leader of the independent Rappler news organization. Grim reality set in as Ressa was arrested and thrown in jail, targeted in a series of criminal cases and convicted this summer on libel and tax evasion charges seen widely as attacks on press freedom. She now faces six years in prison. “A Thousand Cuts,” a new documentary from Filipino-American filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, tracks Ressa’s dual life in recent years. She’s...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable. And I thought, ‘Oh, doesn’t matter.’ I laughed,” said the country’s most well-known journalist and leader of the independent Rappler news organization. Grim reality set in as Ressa was arrested and thrown in jail, targeted in a series of criminal cases and convicted this summer on libel and tax evasion charges seen widely as attacks on press freedom. She now faces six years in prison. “A Thousand Cuts,” a new documentary from Filipino-American filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, tracks Ressa’s dual life in recent years. She’s...
    By RYAN PEARSON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable. And I thought, ‘Oh, doesn’t matter.’ I laughed,” said the country’s most well-known journalist and leader of the independent Rappler news organization. Grim reality set in as Ressa was arrested and thrown in jail, targeted in a series of criminal cases and convicted this summer on libel and tax evasion charges seen widely as attacks on press freedom. She now faces six years in prison. “A Thousand Cuts,” a new documentary from Filipino-American filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, tracks Ressa’s...
    Ramona Diaz’s latest documentary, A Thousand Cuts, stars former CNN correspondent and Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa, a formidable Filipino reporter who was born in the country yet spent much of her youth, as well as her college years, in the U.S. Ressa became famous herself when she began being targeted by the violent populist government of President Rodrigo Duterte and its online followers. The attacks have intensified to the level of political retaliation, and the government has levied multiple charges, from cyber-libel to tax fraud, against Ressa and Rappler, a news website. On June 15, Ressa was convicted of the first cyber-libel charge against her.  A Thousand Cuts follows Ressa as well as a handful of her colleagues/employees at Rappler,...
    Members of President Trump’s New Jersey golf club derailed a Friday press conference with him to jeer at a reporter who confronted the president about COVID-19 deaths and noted that the guests themselves weren’t wearing masks. The moment arose after Trump repeated the lie that the new coronavirus pandemic, which he continually referred to as “the China virus,” would “disappear” and that it was already on track to do so. COVID-19 cases are actually rising across the country.  A reporter pushed Trump about his well-documented habit of downplaying the virus: “You said that the pandemic is disappearing, but we lost 6,000 Americans this week, and just in this room, you have dozens of people not following the guidelines in...
    Karmele Marchante she was one of the collaborators with whom she started Save me& nbsp; in 2009, the Telecinco program he was in until 2016 and which was slamming the door. He just had fun, he assures The HuffPost, during the first year. From the second, what she considers “harassment” to which the other collaborators subjected her began. And none of the comrades with whom he coincided are spared: he puts them all in the same bag. “Data-reactid =” 17 “> Karmele Marchante was one of the collaborators that started Save me in 2009, the Telecinco program She stayed until 2016 and slammed the door. She only had fun, she assures El HuffPost, during the first year. From the second...
    A BRITISH journalist has told how victims died in front of him after a killer blast levelled Beirut shredding his own apartment in the city. Here, Owen Holdaway relives the horror moment the explosion devastated the Lebanese capital leaving 135 dead and bloody scenes of death and destruction. ⚠️ Read our Beirut live blog for the latest news & updates Owen Holdaway has covered stories all over the Middle East 9He was jogging in the port area just before the blast happenedCredit: EPA The deadly blast in Beirut has rocked this city in more ways than one and left me riding a rollercoaster of emotions. Most devastating is the dreadful loss of life and the horrific injuries so many suffered in the...
    (CNN)First, last and always, Pete Hamill, was a newspaperman from the old school -- happily at home in a newsroom roaring with profanity, poetry, punishing deadlines and quirky personalities. He dropped out of high school, worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a sheet metal worker, did a tour in the Navy -- and then walked into the New York Post in 1960 to start working as a night-shift reporter, the start of what became a legendary career. Errol LouisHamill died on Wednesday at the age of 85, days after breaking his hip from a fall. A lot of men and women can turn a phrase, land a big interview, meet a deadline or chase down leads. Hamill did...
    The entire mainstream media (plus Fox News!) have been assuring us that Portland was a tranquil town, with the occasional peaceful protest … until President Trump’s storm troopers showed up and turned it into a war zone. This portrayal contrasts markedly with videos that have been posted on Twitter every night for more than two months now, especially by @MrAndyNgo, showing helmeted psychotics hurling Molotov cocktails at the police, among other acts of mindless destruction. Whom to believe? Videos of the riots? Or smug journalists telling us that they saw nothing untoward? Luckily, there’s the Newspaper of Record to give us the truth. Unluckily, the New York Times sent … Nicholas Kristof, aka the most easily fooled journalist in America. Kristof...
    A second White House journalist has tested positive for COVID-19 in less than a week, the White House Correspondents’ Association said on Wednesday. The latest case was diagnosed after the person was on White House grounds and tested negative on Monday and Tuesday, association president Zeke Miller wrote in an email to members. On Sunday, a journalist tested positive before they could join the press pool that comes in close contact with President Trump. “As of this moment, there appears to be no overlap between this case and the case over the weekend,” Miller wrote. “The press workspace and the briefing room have already received a cleaning.” Coronavirus cases among White House reporters were rare before the past month....
    A second White House journalist has tested positive for COVID-19 in less than a week, the White House Correspondents’ Association said on Wednesday. The latest case was diagnosed after the person was on White House grounds and tested negative on Monday and Tuesday, association president Zeke Miller wrote in an email to members. On Sunday, a journalist tested positive before they could join the press pool that comes in close contact with President Trump. “As of this moment, there appears to be no overlap between this case and the case over the weekend,” Miller wrote. “The press workspace and the briefing room have already received a cleaning.” Coronavirus cases among White House reporters were rare before the past month. The...
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Unidentified assailants shot a journalist dead outside his home in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, state prosecutors said on Wednesday, in the second killing of a reporter in the past week. Eduardo Ochoa, a 29-year-old freelance journalist and teacher in the city of Uruapan, was shot in the jaw, chest and hand when he left his home to buy food on Tuesday, prosecutors said. The Michoacan attorney general's office said it was unclear how many people took part in the attack or what motivated it. Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of suffering reprisals, a friend of the dead journalist told Reuters that Ochoa, who covered security matters, had received death threats from local...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Legendary Brooklyn-born journalist, essayist and author, Pete Hamill passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 85. Hamill’s younger brother and fellow journalist, Denis Hamill, told the Daily News that Pete fell on Saturday, suffering a fracture to his right hip. Despite emergency surgery at New York Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Hamill’s kidneys and heart failed, reported the Daily News, where Pete Hamill previously served as editor. He also had stints as editor-in-chief at the New York Post and as columnist for the late New York Newsday — a sign of his incredible impact on tabloid journalism in New York. Hamill, a...
    Pete Hamill, the legendary newspaper reporter whose decades of work helped define an era of New York City, died Wednesday, his family confirmed to CBS News. He was 85.  Hamill died at a Brooklyn hospital from heart and kidney failure, his brother Denis confirmed in an email to the Associated Press. Hamill's career included stops at the old New York Herald Tribune, the New York Post, and the New York Daily News, which was once America's largest-circulation newspaper. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Numerous journalists paid tribute to Hamill on Twitter, many of them naming him as a mentor, and the quintessential New Yorker. Governor Andrew Cuomo called him the "voice of New York." "We say goodbye...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Legendary New York City journalist Pete Hamill has died after emergency surgery for a fractured hip.Hamill, 85, was remembered as a "newspaperman, novelist, mentor to so many, citizen of the world," following word of his death.He worked for 3 New York City tabloids over 40 years, including as editor for the Daily news and the New York Post.Hamill fell on Saturday, fracturing his right hip. He had emergency surgery at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital but died Wednesday morning.He was recently featured in an HBO documentary alongside Jimmy Breslin, who were profiled as "two of the most celebrated newspapermen of the 20th century."
    THE horrifying moment a massive blast ripped through Beirut yesterday was captured in a live BBC broadcast as the journalist was sent flying. A colossal explosion a fifth the size of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb killed at least 100 people in the Lebanese capital. ⚠️ Read our Beirut live blog for the latest news & updates 15Maryam Toumi was interviewing two people live when the blast rocked her officeCredit: BBC ARABIC 15The BBC journalist screams as she's sent flying and the camera drops to the floorCredit: BBC ARABIC 15The interviewees watch in horror as they wait to see if Ms Toumi survivedCredit: BBC ARABIC The disaster was sparked when a welder ignited 2,700 tons of explosive chemicals in the port area,...
    Mainstream media outlets have failed the public by declining to spotlight the devastation left behind by rioters in cities across America, independent journalist Michael Tracey said Tuesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." In a self-published article titled "Two months since the riots and still no 'National Conversation,'" Tracey traveled to cities affected by violent protests and documented his findings using photographs and conversations with store owners and residents. US PROTESTS: MORE LAWLESSNESS IN CITIES ACROSS NATION "I wanted to see for myself how communities were dealing with the aftermath, what the attitudes toward what transpired were," Tracey told host Tucker Carlson. "I just wasn't really getting that toward the mainstream organs that you would expect to be covering a story of such reported significance. "If you go to The New York Times, you go to The Washington Post or any...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An editorial in a Chinese state newspaper on Wednesday sharply criticised Washington for what it termed an attempt to provoke an "all-out confrontation with China" over Chinese journalists' visas. "No longer content with their maximum pressure ploys to coerce China into accepting an unfair trade deal, these neo-crusaders are seeking to provoke an all-out confrontation whereby they can finally hold 'communist China' by the throat," the editorial in the official English-language China Daily said. The commentary follows China's vow on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States persisted with "hostile action" against Chinese journalists, who may be forced to leave in coming days if their U.S. visas are not extended. The editor of the Global Times, published...
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Slovak court has postponed verdicts in the trial of a businessman and others charged with killing an investigative journalist in 2018, a case that shocked the nation and reshaped its political landscape. A court spokeswoman said a hearing would take place on Sept. 3, shifted from a planned verdict on Wednesday, to give more time to review the rulings. The murders of Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, sparked mass protests and forced then prime minister Robert Fico to step down amid public anger over perceived graft in public life. Fico's Smer party lost a general election to anti-corruption politician Igor Matovic's party in February, ending the leftist group's nearly decade-and-a-half rule in the central...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Press groups called for justice Monday after unidentified gunmen killed a journalist in southern Mexico along with a police officer assigned to protect him after a 2016 attack. Pablo Morrugares was the fifth journalist to be killed in Mexico this year, in attacks which are increasingly killing police guards assigned to the victims. More than 140 journalists have been killed over the past 20 years. The prosecutors’ office in Guerrero state said Morrugares and a state police officer were at a restaurant when they were killed in a hail of bullets Sunday. Authorities found 55 shell casings from assault rifles at the scene in the city of Iguala. The killers apparently opened fire from a...
    The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) announced Monday that a member of the press who covered President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE’s trip to Florida last week has tested positive for COVID-19. “We’ve already reached out to those who were in the pools with this individual, and the White House Medical Unit is conducting additional contact tracing and providing follow-on tests for those in the pools and potentially exposed,” WHCA President Zeke Miller said. Miller would not reveal the identity of the journalist, citing privacy concerns....
    The AFL journalist who was stood down for sharing a WAG’s publish showing she had breached quarantine protocols has broken his silence over the saga after he was reinstated by the league’s media staff. Mitch Cleary was stood down indefinitely immediately after he shared a article by Brooke Cotchin, the spouse of Richmond Tigers captain Trent, boasting about a working day spa pampering on the Gold Coastline following travelling to an AFL hub from Victoria. The final decision to stand him down sparked an outcry from sports commentators, AFL greats and the community, prompting the footy WAG at the centre of the saga to rush to his defence. Cleary was reinstated on Monday and went straight back to work co-web hosting...
    Senior MSNBC reporter Mike Barnicle said Monday that a close presidential election will produce uncertainty, “so we all have to pray” that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins “a landslide.” “And now with this whole furor over mail-in votes, we could be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner not really knowing specifically who the president-elect of the United States is,” Barnicle told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “So we all have to pray that there’s going to be a landslide for Joe Biden in order to avoid this conflict.” President Donald Trump has railed against mail-in ballots as a source of fraud and has claimed their use will be the “scandal of our times.” Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has floated a...
    In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing its eighth monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases demand justice. During the pandemic, the One Free Press Coalition has also called for the worldwide release of journalists in detention. Last month, David Romero Ellner died from complications related to Covid-19 while serving a prison sentence in Honduras. Here’s August's list, ranked in order of urgency: 1. Austin Tice (Syria)Eight years without updates regarding American reporter who disappeared in Syria. This month marks eight...
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's military and police are arresting scores of opposition members and activists after authorities thwarted an anti-government protest last week, according to rights groups. More than 60 people have been arrested so far in the continuing clampdown, said Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, which is providing lawyers for the arrested people. Last week internationally known author Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested for a peaceful protest and spent a night in police cells before being released on bail. Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the MDC Alliance, says dozens of its officials have been arrested or have gone into hiding. If state agents do not find the person they want to arrest, they often vandalize...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s military and police are arresting scores of opposition members and activists after authorities thwarted an anti-government protest last week, according to rights groups. More than 60 people have been arrested so far in the continuing clampdown, said Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, which is providing lawyers for the arrested people. Last week internationally known author Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested for a peaceful protest and spent a night in police cells before being released on bail. Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the MDC Alliance, says dozens of its officials have been arrested or have gone into hiding. If state agents do not find the person they want to arrest, they often vandalize their homes and...
    ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a journalist early on Sunday in the Mexican city of Iguala in the southwestern state of Guerrero, local authorities said, in what was at least the fourth murder of a reporter in the country this year. Pablo Morrugares of news website PM Noticias had gone to dine in an Iguala restaurant in the company of a police bodyguard when the unidentified assailants opened fire on them after midnight, Guerrero state prosecutors said in a statement. The website also published an announcement about the killing on Facebook, as did the human rights commission of Guerrero, which has long been one of Mexico's most violent states. Morrugares, who was killed along with his bodyguard, Guerrero...
    CAIRO (AP) — A military court in eastern Libya has sentenced a local photojournalist to 15 years in prison on vague terrorism-related charges, prompting an outcry Friday from human rights groups. The verdict sent a chilling message, local advocates said, underscoring the perils that journalists must navigate in east Libya, where military commander Khalifa Hifter has moved to quash all dissent — and more broadly in a war-torn country overrun with fractious militias. Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, 39, was first scooped up by security agents while covering a local news event in his hometown of Ajdabiya, east Libya, in 2018, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a global press freedom group. He was accused of working for Al-Nabaa, a privately...
    Leon Neal/Getty Images Twitter has reportedly floated a number of potential new features in a survey asking users what they would be interested in with a paid subscription to the site. Obtained by Matt Navarra, an industry commentator, the survey — which asks users for their opinion on potential paid features — includes such possibilities as an “Undo send,” which would give a “30 seconds window for you to recall/withdraw a Tweet before anyone can see it,” and badges, which would allow journalists to “have a badge showing the magazines they write for.” Other potential features — many of which appear to be made for business — include advanced analytics, longer and higher definition video uploads, custom interface colors, auto...
    Juan Carlos I, goes from bad to worse as information about his business and alleged tax irregularities appear every day. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 7 “> The image of the king emeritus, Juan Carlos I, goes from bad to worse as information appears every day about their businesses and alleged tax irregularities. published by Vozpopuli, ensures that the then head of state in 2010 removed about 300,000 euros from his account at the Mirabaud Bank in Geneva (Switzerland). He did it, according to this newspaper, through the manager of his account, Arturo Fasana. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 8 “> One of the latest, published by Vozpopuli, assures that the then head of state took out in 2010 about 300,000...
    Fourth milleniumCarmen Porter, replied this Thursday to a user who made a crude comment. The journalist, who shared on her profile the return of The lineage of the free, the YouTube program he has with Iker Jiménez, to talk about the coronavirus, did not hesitate to defend herself. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 17 “> The deputy director of Cuarto Milenio, Carmen Porter, answered this Thursday to a user who made a crude comment. The journalist, who shared on her profile the return of The lineage of the free, the YouTube program that it has with Iker Jiménez, to talk about the coronavirus, did not hesitate to defend itself. It all started with Porter answering a user who asked him...
    Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday said that he had instructed the Defense Department to alter language which referred to journalists and protesters as “adversaries” in mandatory training materials. According to Politico journalist Lara Seligman, the training materials will now refer to such individuals as “unauthorized recipients” of information leaks. The change appears to be a direct result of Seligman’s reporting on the issue. “Just in: [Secretary Esper] has directed that DOD adjust the training material I reported on yesterday to identify individuals or groups trying to obtain information “simply as unauthorized recipients,” says [Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman],” Seligman tweeted Thursday. “This seems to be result of my story,” she added. Just in: @EsperDoD has directed that...
    Azimjon Askarov pictured before and during his imprisonment. Supplied by Sherzod Askarov Award-winning journalist Azimjon Askarov died on July 25 in the prison where he was serving a life sentence.  Askarov was jailed after reporting on ethnic violence in Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan.  In 2010 Askorov set out to report on the death of a police officer, but was instead accused of inciting the crime.  The UN previously found that the accusations were unfounded. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Award-winning journalist Azimjon Askarov died in prison on July 25. The 69-year-old reporter and human rights activist was sentenced to life 10 years ago. He had set out to report on the death of a police officer, but was...
    A black conservative journalist who was stabbed amid the Portland rioting early Saturday morning told the Oregonian he was targeted because of his politics and activism. What are the details? "I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist," Andrew Duncomb, 25, told the paper, which noted that he records video of demonstrations and other political events under the moniker, "Black Rebel."UPDATE: My friend Drew Duncomb aka #BlackRebel is out of the hospital and is on his way home! Thank you all for yo… https://t.co/KktTc3bIn6 — Andrew Maximus (@Andrew Maximus)1595807774.0Duncomb — a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump — added to the Oregonian that he traveled last Friday to Portland from his northern California home to document nightly unrest outside...
    A videographer was stabbed after confronting a man who he claims was following him while he covered the protests in Portland, Oregon, the Oregonian reported. Andrew Duncomb, 25, works under the name “Black Rebel,” and was documenting the protests in Portland, Oregon, when he noticed a man was following the group he was with around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. Duncomb passed his camera off to a friend before putting his arm around the man’s shoulder and asking him why he was following the group. The man did not verbally respond, but stabbed Dumcomb in the back just missing his spinal cord, the Oregonian reported. “I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist,” Duncomb said, the Oregonian reported. “My...
    Coronavirus updates: Miami schools defy Gov. DeSantis, go online-only; talks stall on $1 trillion stimulus; FDA sets at-home test rules McDonalds partners with Mayo Clinic for aid in coronavirus safety The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft If Poor Posture Is Causing You Back Pain, Try This Simple Fix Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © Shutterstock (2) They’ll be back! Since Arnold Schwarzenegger burst on the scene in the 1980s, his family has gone on to become one of the most successful — and recognizable — clans in Hollywood....
    A JOURNALIST knifed in the back during Portland protests has claimed he was targeted for his conservative beliefs. Horrific footage showed the moment Andrew Duncomb, 25, was stabbed - with the blade missing his spinal cord by inches - while he was filming the unrest in the city on Saturday, it has been reported. 8Journalist Andrew Duncomb was knifed in the back on Saturday morning near a federal courthouseCredit: Twitter 8He was in Portland covering the protests which turned violent in the city Credit: Reuters Violent protests have plagued Portland since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and has led to one Deputy US Marshal saying that he is "worried" for his life he steps out...
    Andrew Duncomb, a Black conservative journalist, said he was stabbed during a recent protest in Portland after word leaked out that he was going to be there and he confronted a person he said was stalking him, a report said. “I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist," Duncomb, who goes by 'Black Rebel' on Twitter, told the Oregonian newspaper. Portland has seen 62 consecutive nights of protests and demonstrations stemming from the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Duncomb told the paper that he was there to document the scene on the ground and prove that it was not  “the feds creating the problems.” He was there with some friends on Saturday at around 2 a.m. when he said he...
    Andrew Duncomb (pictured) was knifed in the back during a protest in Portland last weekend in what he claims was a targeted attack because he's a conservative journalist A videographer who was knifed in the back during protests in downtown Portland claims he was targeted because of his conservative activism.    Shocking video captured the moment Andrew Duncomb, 25, was stabbed while he was out filming footage of protests by Portland's Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse early Saturday morning.  Duncomb, who is black and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, told Oregon Live he had traveled to the city from Northern California because he wanted to offer a more complete view of the situation than what has been portrayed...
    BBC News viewers were “outraged” after a journalist used the N-word during a mid-morning broadcast. BBC social affairs correspondent Fiona Lamdin was reporting on an attack on musician K-Dogg who was deliberately struck by a car, when she made the 'unnecessary' slur. 9BBC journalist Fiona Lamdin said the N-word during a broadcast while reporting on a racist attackCredit: BBC Thugs, wearing coronavirus masks to conceal their identity, used the vehicle “as a weapon” to ram the 21-year-old while he was walking home from work at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. They then hurled racist abuse at him before leaving him injured on the ground with a broken leg, nose and cheekbone. Introducing an interview with one of the first people on...
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International press organizations and the United States government have condemned intimidation and threats against Nicaraguan journalists. Gerall Chávez, an independent Nicaraguan journalist living in exile in Costa Rica since 2018, said last weekend that he and his family in Nicaragua had received graphic threats. He was threatened again Wednesday and has begun receiving phone calls, he said. Chávez has been threatened before, but said he believes this intensification is the result of his recent reporting on several hundred Nicaraguans stuck at the border with Costa Rica. The Nicaraguan government has refused to let them return without paying for COVID-19 tests, which the migrants say they can’t afford. “The Nicaraguan government does not like you saying the...
    London (CNN Business)Britain's public service broadcaster has come under fire after a news segment featuring an uncensored racial slur was aired on TV.In the segment, broadcast Tuesday night on the BBC's "Points West" program, Bristol-based Social Affairs Correspondent Fiona Lamdin used the N-word as she reported on an apparently racially aggravated assault in the southwestern English city.As Lamdin described how a healthcare worker was hit by a car, she warned viewers that they were about to hear "highly offensive language."She then said assailants had called the healthcare worker "a n***er." An Australian food company is finally renaming its racially offensive cheese brandAn additional warning from an anchor was included before the segment started, to alert viewers that it contained offensive...
    Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal is set to reunite with veteran filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta for a Bengali film. The yet-to-be-titled project marks Sanyal’s third venture with the multiple National Award-winning director. The two have previously collaborated on “Urojahaj” and “Tope”. “I am super excited and grateful to have such a celebrated film director show confidence in my craft. His films have won recognition at international film festivals world over and it will be my honour to collaborate with him for the third time,” Sanyal said in a statement. Woh Teen Din: Chandan Roy Sanyal Begins Shooting for His Next Film in Banaras The film revolves around a journalist who undergoes serious problems at her workplace that seep into her personal life....
    (Reuters) - Television journalist and founding president of Cable News Network (CNN), Reese Schonfeld, who started the cable television network with media entrepreneur Ted Turner, died on Tuesday, U.S. media reported. Schonfeld, who was 88, died after complications from Alzheimer's disease, the New York Times reported. Schonfeld launched CNN with Turner in 1980, becoming chief executive of one of the first all-news cable TV networks to provide Americans with round-the-clock coverage. Under Schonfeld, CNN launched its Crossfire show, in which hosts Pat Buchanan and Tom Braden conducted political debate from the perspective of both the left and the right sides of issues. The Newark-born TV journalist, who was formally trained as a lawyer, also started News 12, the first 24-hour...
    In a Monday piece for Raw Story, journalist Joshua Holland argued that conservative media is “killing” President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. According to Holland, Trump’s early dismissal of the severity of the coronavirus is linked to the alleged positive feedback loop created by his tendency to consume right-wing media like Fox News, which previously pushed optimistic assessments of the pandemic. “But what seems like an incomprehensible strategy on its face makes perfect sense when you consider that, according to multiple reports, Donald Trump is an avid consumer of conservative media who tends to be impervious to advice from experienced Republican campaign hands. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that he’s been led astray by the conservative press.” Holland also noted Trump’s...
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    Texas Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Abby Livingston appeared on MSNBC on Sunday and spoke about the recent polling that showed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading Donald Trump. As reported by Raw Story, The journalist said that internal GOP polling had similar results and suggested that odds the traditionally Republican region will turn Democrats are as high as they’ve been since Bill Clinton was president. “The internal polling is matching this,” she said. “This is a serious situation for Republicans. I think the question going into the fall is, will some of these Republicans who support Joe Biden come home to the GOP or whether these numbers hold if the national parties start investing serious resources into the state —...
    To read these remembrances of legendary journalist Christopher Dickey, written by The Daily Beast’s longtime correspondents and staffers, is to witness a master-class in the art of editing and reporting. We hope that through their words, Chris’ memory will continue to inspire a whole new generation of journalists to take up his example, to venture forth and cover the great events that shape their time on this planet, and to report back to the rest of us with stories simply and beautifully told. Anna Nemtsova“I’m your editor now.” It’s not often a reporter gets a call from an editor just to ask how they are doing. That was the first call I got from Chris Dickey. In February, 2014, Independence Square...
    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Saturday they were investigating the shooting death of a local journalist to determine whether a provincial minister was behind the killing. The development comes a day after the family of Anwar Jan accused Abdul Rehman Khetran, a minister for food in Baluchistan province, of hiring gunmen to kill Jan on Thursday. Police officer Abdul Aziz said a murder investigation has been opened into Khetran’s possible involvement. Khetran has denied being involved, saying the gunmen blamed by Jan’s family for killing him were not his men. Repeated attempts to reach Khetran for comment were unsuccessful. Jan was killed by two gunmen as he was walking to his home in the town of...
    WASHINGTON - Within 24 hours, Thai journalist Warangkana Chomchuen went from arranging virtual farewells with friends and colleagues and finalizing plans to leave the U.S. with her wife and cat, to hearing she could continue working in the U.S. for at least 30 days.   In a last-minute reprieve, the State Department stepped in and granted a special extension to Chomchuen’s J-1 visa that means the VOA Thai service journalist can return to work until August 23, while waiting to hear if the United States Agency for Global Media will approve her renewal application.   The reprieve gives temporary relief to Chomchuen, who worked for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal before leaving Bangkok to join VOA last year. But...
    In a Friday piece for Breitbart, journalist Charles Hurt takes aim at Washington Democrats, who he compares to rats that are “feeding on despair” amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Rats feed off of clutter, thrive in confusion, cherish mayhem and reign over chaos,” he wrote. “They are Masters of the Swamp.” The Fox News contributor pointed in particular to the Democratic Party’s push for mail-in voting in November — an effort that has been consistently opposed by Republicans who believe it will compromise the integrity of the election. “Turns out, Democrats only care about election “interference” when they are peddling elaborate lies about how such mythical interference hurt them. Ever adaptable, Democrats quickly evolved from fretting over rigged elections to openly...
    In a Friday piece for The Independent, journalist Richard Hall examined Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s perception of the world and his attacks on people he claims “hate America.” “There is indeed an aura of hate around Carlson, but most of it seems to emanate from him,” the article read. “It is directed towards anyone who doesn’t look and think like Tucker Carlson, a side of America that is perhaps unfamiliar to him, but which is no less American.” As reported by Associated Press, Carlson previously said that Democratic leaders “despise” the United States. “They have said so. They continue to. That is shocking but it is also disqualifying. We cannot let them run this nation because they hate it....
    Job DescriptionThe ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking to hire multi-skilled journalists to cover the Race and Culture beat in our 8 local markets. Each journalist must be a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, effective communicator and proven collaborator.The multi-skilled journalists will be based at each of the OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno) and work directly with the newsroom management teams and decision makers to select and create content. The journalists will be part of the editorial decision-making process as it relates to story assignments, sourcing subjects featured in stories and developing community relationships to expand the diversity of voices included in our storytelling. Each journalist may be assigned specific...
    A Florida broadcast journalist revealed on Thursday that a viewer detected a mysterious lump on her neck that was later discovered to be cancerous. Victoria Price, an investigative journalist at WFLA News in Tampa Bay, shared the news on Twitter in a message to her viewers. “As a journalist, it's been full throttle since the pandemic began. Never-ending shifts in a never-ending news cycle. Adjusting to remote workflows and in my case, taking on a new investigative role," Prince wrote. “We were covering the most important health store in a century, but my own health was the farthest thing from my mind.” “Until a viewer emailed me last month,” she added. Price shared the email from an eagle-eyed viewer which read:...
    Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)A Zimbabwe court has denied bail for prominent journalist Hopewell Chin'ono who is facing charges of inciting citizens to "participate in public violence." "He has been denied bail on the basis that he is a danger to the public and that, if he is released, he will continue advocating for violent protests," Chin'ono's representative, Beatrice Mtetwa, said. "Justice delivery has been severely compromised. We will naturally be appealing to the High Court," she added. Chin'ono was arrested Monday alongside opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume, accused of encouraging citizens on social media to "participate in public violence" during a protest scheduled to take place next Friday. Both Chin'ono and Ngarivhume -- who was also denied bail on Thursday -- have denied the allegations. Read MoreThe award-winning journalist was most recently...
    HARARE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court ruled on Friday that a journalist charged with inciting violence was a danger to the public and extended his detention until August, while the United Nations expressed concern that authorities could be clamping down on freedoms. Hopewell Chin'ono and opposition politician Jacob Ngarivhume were arrested on Monday on allegations of promoting planned protests against corruption in government on July 31, which police say will turn violent. The two, who deny the charges, face up to 10 years imprisonment if convicted. Chin'ono's lawyer Doug Coltart said a Harare magistrate had ruled that the journalist "is a danger to the public because he has not yet completed his mission of inciting people to demonstrate on 31...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday denied bail to a journalist known for exposing alleged government corruption and now accused of conspiring with an opposition politician to mobilize anti-government protests. Magistrate Ngoni Nduna said journalist Hopewell Chin’ono posed a “danger” as he could use social media to influence people to join an anti-government protest planned for July 31. The ruling came as a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said events in Zimbabwe “suggest that the authorities may be using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to clamp down” on free speech and peaceful assembly. Chin’ono and politician Jacob Ngarivhume were arrested on Monday. They were charged with “incitement to participate in a gathering...
    According to the press, the Argentine is ready to leave Barça and sign with another historic It seemed impossible for Messi to leave Barcelona, ​​but … Photo: Lavandeira Jr / EFE The future of the best player in the world is still news in the media from all corners of the world. Since Cadena Ser reported that Messi paused his contract renewal negotiations, speculation has continued and now, a new bomb fell. The only viable place for Messi in case of leaving Barcelona, until now, it looked like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, but now, Inter Milan seems to be the number one option. The only news will be that there is a nell’articolo. The father of...
    By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A journalist who fled Iran and then exposed Australia's degrading treatment of asylum-seekers while being held against his will for six years has been granted refugee status in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand on Friday confirmed that Behrouz Boochani had been given the status, which allows him to legally stay in the country and gives him a path to citizenship. Boochani, 37, said while it was huge step forward to have certainty about his own future, the development had left him with mixed feelings. “I feel relieved, it's the end of very long story, my personal story,” Boochani said. “But on the other side, the whole story still remains, and...
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A journalist who fled Iran and then exposed Australia’s degrading treatment of asylum-seekers while being held against his will for six years has been granted refugee status in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand on Friday confirmed that Behrouz Boochani had been given the status, which allows him to legally stay in the country and gives him a path to citizenship. Boochani, 37, said while it was huge step forward to have certainty about his own future, the development had left him with mixed feelings. “I feel relieved, it’s the end of very long story, my personal story,” Boochani said. “But on the other side, the whole story still remains, and I’m only part of whole...
    Job Summary:The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking to hire multi-skilled journalists to cover the Race and Culture beat in our 8 local markets. Each journalist must be a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, effective communicator and proven collaborator.The multi-skilled journalists will be based at each of the OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno) and work directly with the newsroom management teams and decision makers to select and create content. The journalists will be part of the editorial decision-making process as it relates to story assignments, sourcing subjects featured in stories and developing community relationships to expand the diversity of voices included in our storytelling. Each journalist may be assigned specific...
    In a Thursday piece for The Washington Post, journalist Greg Sargent argued that Donald Trump’s purported plan to regain the support of senior voters is “already failing.” According to the journalist, the strategy involves making older Americans fear being killed by criminals more than by the coronavirus pandemic, which he blames the president for allowing to spiral out of control. Sargent noted Trump’s plan to deploy federal agents to other Democrat-run cities — in addition to Portland, Oregon — and his recent claim that Mexico and civil rights protestors are to blame for the current surge in COVID-19 cases around the United States. He then pointed to the U.S. leader’s recent ads — one that shows an elderly American facing...
    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A prosecutor in Slovakia on Thursday requested 25-year prison terms for three remaining defendants in the alleged contract killings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that triggered a political crisis and brought down the country’s government. Prosecutor Vladimir Turan made the request during his closing arguments at the court in the town of Pezinok, north of the capital Bratislava. The three defendants, one of them a businessman accused of masterminding the slayings, have all pleaded not guilty to murdering journalist Jan Kuciak, 27, and fiancee Martina Kusnirova, also 27. The accused mastermind, Marian Kocner, allegedly threatened the journalist following publication of a story about his business dealings, prosecutors maintain. The other two...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani journalist known for his criticism of the country’s military on Thursday recounted his ordeal this week when armed men abducted him in broad daylight and held him captive for a day. It was the first time Matiullah Jan, who was freed on Tuesday, shared details about his 12-hour detention. Enforced disappearances, usually by intelligence agencies, are common in Pakistan but it’s rare that a victim and survivor of such an incident goes public about it. Jan chose to release a video in which explains how he had dropped off his wife on Tuesday morning at a school in Islamabad where she works and was checking messages on his phone, his car still...
    HARARE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court on Thursday denied bail to an opposition politician who called for protests against government corruption and rolled over a similar case against a journalist to Friday. Jacob Ngarivhume, who called for the July 31 street demonstrations with support from the main opposition party, was arrested together with freelance journalist Hopewell Chin'ono and charged with inciting the public to commit violence. A magistrate said if released, Ngarivhume would continue to promote violent protests and urge the public to break a coronavirus lockdown. He will remain in prison detention until a routine court appearance next month. Another magistrate separately deferred the bail hearing for Chin'ono to Friday. Businesses and courts close at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT)...
    A new television series that is reportedly being developed about an "alternate history" of Hillary Clinton was widely panned on social media. Variety reported Wednesday that Hulu optioned the rights to Curtis Sittenfeld's 2020 novel "Rodham," which depicts what life would have been like for Hillary Rodham had she not married then-future Arkansas governor and President Bill Clinton. This follows Hulu's docuseries "Hillary," which premiered on the streaming service earlier this year. Sarah Treem, the former producer of "The Affair" and "House of Cards," is attached to write and produce the series alongside Sittenfeld and "The Handmaid's Tale" producer Warren Littlefield. The "alternate history" TV series did not receive the warmest reception on Twitter. PELOSI CALLS CORONAVIRUS THE 'TRUMP VIRUS' FOLLOWING REVIVED WHITE HOUSE TASK...
    Hay now! This Hobart, New York, farmhouse is going for about half a million. Realtor.com Realtor.com Realtor.com Realtor.com Realtor.com Realtor.com Realtor.com Realtor.com Ad Up Next Close Professional cuddlers offering virtual snuggle sessions in lockdown Pro cuddlers are turning to screen snuggling as an alternative. 8 View Slideshow Back Continue Share this: Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy July 22, 2020 Journalist, author and photographer Catarina Lundgren Astrom is listing her 19th-century farmhouse in Hobart, NY, for $520,000. The “vintage chic” home on Town Brook Road, which has been renovated, was built in 1830 and sits on 3.7 acres. In addition, it borders 100 acres of preserved land. Catarina Lundgren AstromSHAUN MADER/PatrickMcMullan.com At 3,021...
    (CNN)A taxi driver accused of being a middleman in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is in "critical condition" in a hospital in Malta, after suffering knife injuries late on Tuesday evening, a spokesperson for Malta Police told CNN. Police officers, who were alerted to the scene by Melvin Theuma's laywer, found a knife next to the taxi driver, the spokesperson told CNN, adding that Theuma had injuries on the right side of his torso and his neck. Journalists like Maria Ressa face death threats and jail for doing their jobs. Facebook must take its share of the blame"Most probably the wounds were self-inflicted, but obviously the investigations are still ongoing," the spokesperson added, referring both to the Caruana...
    Adam Davidson, the business journalist who co-founded NPR’s “Planet Money” program, has written a scathing critique of first daughter Ivanka Trump’s “Find Something New” initiative aimed at encouraging jobless Americans to find new careers. “Ivanka Trump’s jobs plan is not only stupid and wrong, it’s lazy,” he begins. “Find Something New’ embodies every wrong and dumb idea about how jobs work.” Davidson then recounts Ivanka’s own career working as part of her father’s business empire that has seen her carry out several ethically and legally questionable operations. “Her first big real estate job was with a money-launderer,” he writes. “Another major project she oversaw involved a likely money-laundering scheme for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. She also ran a jewelry business with a fraudster....
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean journalist known for exposing alleged government corruption and now accused of plotting against the government is appearing in court on Wednesday. Hopewell Chin’ono is appearing alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician he is accused of conspiring with to mobilize anti-government protests planned for July 31. Both men have been charged with “incitement to participate in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of peace or bigotry.” Police returned to Chin’ono’s home on Tuesday “to recover a camera which they alleged was used by the journalist to take photos and screenshots which he allegedly posted on Twitter,” said Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, which is representing him. It’s...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean journalist known for exposing alleged government corruption and now accused of plotting against the government is appearing in court on Wednesday. Hopewell Chin’ono is appearing alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician he is accused of conspiring with to mobilize anti-government protests planned for July 31. Both men have been charged with “incitement to participate in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of peace or bigotry.” Police returned to Chin’ono’s home on Tuesday “to recover a camera which they alleged was used by the journalist to take photos and screenshots which he allegedly posted on Twitter,” said Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, which is representing him. It’s the latest in a...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A prominent Pakistani journalist has been freed and was back home Wednesday, a day after armed agents intercepted his car, grabbed and whisked him away in broad daylight. The abduction drew an immediate outcry from almost all opposition parties in Pakistan, human rights activists and the journalist’s colleagues. The journalist, Matiullah Jan, known for his criticism of the country’s powerful institutions, including its military, confirmed that he was freed on Tuesday night. He told The Associated Press that he was back with his family but refused to share any details about his detention, which lasted about 12 hours. Human rights activists welcomed Jan’s release as did Pakistani minister for science and technology, Fawad Chaudhry, who...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was last month convicted of libel in what was widely criticized as an attack on press freedom, on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to tax evasion, one of several other cases she and her online news site are facing. Ressa, who heads Rappler Inc., told reporters outside a Manila court that “we have to hold the line every step of the way,” referring to her defense. She said she pleaded not guilty during her arraignment on a charge of tax code violation related to Rappler’s VAT return for the 2nd quarter of 2015. In April 2019, Ressa pleaded not guilty to four other tax violation charges before the Court...
    By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Maria Ressa, a journalist who runs a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to tax evasion charges in a case she has described as a form of harassment. Ressa, a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2018 for fighting media intimidation, is facing several government lawsuits that have caused international concern about harassment of journalists in the Philippines, a country long seen as a standard bearer for press freedom in Asia. Ressa, 56, who is chief executive of the news site Rappler, was convicted of libel last month and sentenced to up to six year in prison, a ruling widely seen as...
    VALLETTA (Reuters) - The self-confessed middleman in the murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was in critical condition on Wednesday with knife injuries to his throat and torso, authorities and local media said. Melvin Theuma, a former taxi driver, was granted a presidential pardon in November to reveal all about the car bomb murder which shocked in the Mediterranean island in October 2017. His evidence so far has implicated top businessman Yorgen Fenech, the alleged mastermind who was arrested in late November and accused of complicity in the murder. He is awaiting trial and denies the charge. "First indications are that Melvin Theuma self-harmed but investigations are continuing," police said in a statement, suggesting attempted suicide. The statement...
    Miami, Jul 21 (EFE) .- The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) regretted on Tuesday the death in prison of Honduran journalist David Romero as a result of COVID-19, and condemned that he had not been released last June when he entered a new penal code in force that would exonerate him “for defamation and slander”. Romero, who died last Saturday at the age of 65, was jailed in 2019 after being sentenced in 2016 to 10 years in prison “for defamation and slander crimes to the detriment of former prosecutor Sonia Inés Gálvez Ferrari,” recalled the IAPA. In 2019, the Supreme Court of Justice rejected the request for a new trial and ratified prison for Romero, who was director of the...