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Group: Angry mob targets radio station in north Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interf...

Journalists federation says 42 media workers killed in 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Forty-two journalists and media workers have been killed while doing their jobs this year, according to the International Federation of Journalists' annual tally released...

Pakistani rights worker: Charges against family unfounded

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An elderly Pakistani human rights worker said Friday his wife and their daughter — who has already fled to America after being targeted by the country’s powerful military for her inve...

Media rights group denounces arrest of Pakistani journalist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international media rights group on Friday voiced concern over the brief arrest of a Pakistani journalist this week for allegedly carrying weapons while reporting on a court case i...

Julian Assange: UK court weighs extradition to US

There are at least eight prisons in London. To accommodate Julian Assange, the British judiciary has selected Belmarsh. The maximum-security facility in the east of London was built to house terrorist...

Pandemic's toll among journalists in Peru is especially high

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of journalists have died from COVID-19 in Peru since the pandemic began, in the highest reported death toll of media workers from the new coronavirus in Latin America, accord...

Study: Gender inequality increases in media during pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — Gender inequalities in newsrooms have increased during the coronavirus pandemic according to a survey published Thursday by the International Federation of Journalists. ...

Nepal: Independent media struggles to survive amid pandemic pressure

Dhruba Simkhada, 52, was working as an opinion editor at Nepal's best-selling newspaper, Kantipur, until April, when he was asked to take a month of unpaid leave. He is one of the longest-serving...

Report: Virus pandemic being used to curb press freedom

BERLIN (AP) — An international media rights group said Sunday the coronavirus pandemic is being used by governments around the world to increase restrictions on press freedoms. In a ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The world’s economic pain was on full display Thursday with new bleak evidence from Europe and the United States of the mounting devastation wrought on jobs and economies by coronavirus lockdown measu...

Journalists' working conditions hit hard by coronavirus

BRUSSELS (AP) — The working conditions of news reporters around the globe have deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic amid job losses and attacks on media freedom, according to a survey publishe...

In Pakistan, criticism grows dangerous as dissent stifled

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Being a dissident — or even raising a critical voice — in Pakistan is growing more dangerous, regardless of whether the target is political parties, the judiciary or the powerful mili...

Intl journalist group: fewer media staff killed this year

BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Federation of Journalists said Monday that far fewer journalists are being killed this year compared to last but warned that part of the reason is that media workers ...

Pakistani man killed journalist wife for not quitting job

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An international trade association says a Pakistani female journalist was shot and killed by her husband earlier this week in the eastern city of Lahore after he demanded she q...

MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation

Staunch support for the meaningful participation of Taiwan in the U.N. system shown by the country’s allies and partners during the General Assembly in New York is deeply appreciated by the gove...