Apr 30, 2015

Five detainees admit killing seven journalists, Libya government says

Libya’s internationally recognized government on Wednesday said five detainees had admitted to killing five reporters from a local television station as well as two Tunisian journalists, in murders previously claimed by the Islamic State group. Those in custody — two Libyans and three Egyptians ...

Abe pays respects to victims at French Embassy

Jan 9, 2015

Abe pays respects to victims at French Embassy

by Magdalena Osumi

Expressing solidarity with the people of France, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday signed a book of condolences at the French Embassy’s residency building in Tokyo as police near Paris hunted the gunmen behind a massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine. Also Friday afternoon, a ...

Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

Jan 2, 2015

Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday ordered the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year on terror-related charges, a ruling that their lawyers hoped was a step toward resolving a case that brought a storm of international criticism on Egypt’s ...

Dec 29, 2014

Detained Radio Liberty journalists questioned in Azerbaijan

Police in Azerbaijan have detained a dozen journalists working for U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty amid an ongoing crackdown on the outlet that Washington and rights groups decry. The Baku offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were sealed on Friday after prosecutors and armed ...

Dec 24, 2014

Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014

At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday, making the past three years the deadliest for journalists since the organization began keeping track more than ...

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

Sep 19, 2014

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

A team of BBC journalists was assaulted in southern Russia while researching a story about soldiers “being killed at the Ukraine border,” the company said Thursday after lodging a protest with Russian authorities. The three reporters were working in the southern city of Astrakhan ...