Dec 26, 2016

Egypt detains Al-Jazeera reporter for 15 days over 'fake news'

Egypt has ordered the detention for 15 days of an Al-Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news, a prosecution official said Sunday. It was the latest move against the Qatar-based broadcaster which Egypt accuses of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President ...

Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Apr 13, 2016

Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Pioneering female broadcast journalist Chieko Akiyama died of pneumonia at her home in Tokyo on Wednesday. She was 99. Akiyama, real name Chie Kikkawa, hosted a 10-minute weekday radio program for 45 years since 1957. Her commentaries on culture and current affairs were popular ...

Feb 9, 2015

Ukraine arrests journalist after call to dodge draft

Ukraine’s security service arrested a journalist on treason charges Sunday after he posted a video online urging people to dodge the country’s new military draft, his wife and officials said. Ruslan Kotsaba — a television journalist from the western region of Ivano-Frankivsk — was ...