Sri Lanka media rights activists decry new anti-terror laws

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Media rights activists are urging the Sri Lankan government to withdraw proposed anti-terror legislation, calling it is a set of draconian laws aimed at suppressing the media...

Serbia anti-government protesters surround state TV building

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have surrounded Serbia's state TV building during anti-government protests requesting more media freedom in the Balkan country. The cr...

Croatian journalists rally for media freedom in EU country

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Several hundred Croatian journalists have rallied in the capital Zagreb against what they say is pressure on journalists and curbing of media freedoms in the European Union coun...

Gaza reporter appeals prison sentence, fine

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza journalist is appealing a six-month prison term and fine over her reporting on alleged corruption within the Hamas-run Health Ministry. Hajar Harb...

Amnesty calls on Hamas to cancel reporter's trial

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A leading rights group is calling on Gaza's Hamas rulers to cancel the trial of a Palestinian journalist who exposed government corruption. Amnesty Inter...

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

PARIS (AP) — The United States and Israel officially quit of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year a...

4 media organizations ask Albania to drop online media laws

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Four international media organizations have called on the Albanian government to drop two draft laws on state regulation and compulsory registration of online media to fight fak...

Media freedom group records increase in journalists killed

PARIS (AP) — Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders says it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide this year. The Paris-based gr...

China: RSF and coalition of NGOs demand Google abandon Project Dragonfly

TAIPEI (RSF) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as a member of a coalition of 60 NGOs wrote to Google's CEO on Dec. 11 demanding he abandon the development of a censored search engine for the Chin...

Press freedom group says reporters being harassed in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading press freedom group is calling on Polish authorities to "end their harassment and attempts to intimidate independent journalists," after a string of incidents that have...

Poland's Lech Walesa wears protest T-shirt to Bush funeral

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa is still fighting. The founder of Poland's anti-communist Solidarity movement attended President George H.W. Bush's state funeral in Washington wear...

US-owned broadcaster says its faces intimidation from Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-owned broadcaster says it is the target of attempted intimidation by Polish authorities after security agents appeared at the home of a cameraman who went undercover to fi...

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Russian held as agent studied US groups' cyberdefenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensi...

Russian held as agent studied US groups' cyberdefenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensi...