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 ...

Egypt hands three Al-Jazeera reporters seven-year prison terms

Jun 23, 2014

Egypt hands three Al-Jazeera reporters seven-year prison terms

An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a case that has brought an outcry from rights groups. The sentences were handed down against Australian correspondent Peter Greste, ...

Jan 18, 2014

China takes foreign journalists on tour of WWII battle sites

The Chinese government on Saturday conducted a two-day media tour of old WWII sites for foreign journalists that appeared directed against Japan. In the tour, arranged by the Chinese Foreign Ministry, nearly 40 foreign correspondents based in Beijing and other Chinese cities visited five ...

Nov 24, 2013

Information grab raises ire across the spectrum

Journalists, citizens’ groups and academics, among others, are growing increasingly vociferous in their opposition to the state secrets bill. The legislation is aimed at giving the government the unilateral right to keep information on defense, diplomacy and counterterrorism secret indefinitely. Even the Fukushima Prefectural ...

Mali arrests suspects in journalists' murder

Nov 4, 2013

Mali arrests suspects in journalists' murder

Around a dozen suspects have been arrested over the killing of two French journalists in Mali, a police source in the north of the country said on Monday. Radio France Internationale reporter Ghislaine Dupont, 57, and sound technician Claude Verlon, 55, were kidnapped and ...

Oct 20, 2013

All Chinese journalists ordered to censor supportive stances toward Japan

China’s Communist Party has begun ordering all Chinese journalists not to take supportive stances toward Japan when writing about territorial and historical issues between the two countries, participants of a mandatory training program revealed Saturday. Around 250,000 journalists who work for various Chinese media ...