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Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Award-winning Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis has died aged 58 after a battle with cancer, Greece's foreign press association said Sunday.

Bangladesh editors protest 'anti-press' digital law

Bangladesh editors protest 'anti-press' digital law

Bangladeshi newspaper editors on Monday staged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression.

Turkey, US press Riyadh to explain fate of Khashoggi

Turkey, US press Riyadh to explain fate of Khashoggi

Turkey and the United States on Thursday ratcheted up the pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain how a journalist vanished after entering its Istanbul consulate last week ...

Bangladesh photographer denied bail again

Bangladesh photographer denied bail again

A Bangladesh court refused bail for award-winning photographer and rights activist Shahidul Alam, whose month-long detention has triggered an international outcry, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Bangladesh detains online activists over protest 'rumours'

Bangladesh detains online activists over protest 'rumours'

Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumours on Facebook during student protests last week that left about 1,000 people injured, a top official said Thursday.

Bangladesh court orders hospital for arrested photographer

Bangladesh court orders hospital for arrested photographer

Bangladesh's high court Tuesday ordered authorities to send an arrested award-winning photographer to hospital for treatment, a lawyer said, after the veteran journalist ...

Thomas hailed as 'Perfect Poster boy' after Tour de France win

Thomas hailed as 'Perfect Poster boy' after Tour de France win

Geraint Thomas was labelled the ‘Perfect Poster Boy’ on Monday after the British Team Sky rider deposed teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome to win the Tour de France.

Indian editors decry order to arrest journalists

Indian editors decry order to arrest journalists

India's top journalists have accused a state parliament of ‘a gross misuse of powers and privilege’ by ordering that two editors be arrested for allegedly defaming local lawmakers.

'Hard-hitting' journalist slain in Philippines

'Hard-hitting' journalist slain in Philippines

Gunmen have shot dead a controversial newspaper columnist in the Philippines, media groups said Tuesday, marking the latest journalist death in one of the world's most dangerous nations for reporters.

Maldives slaps ban on journalists over newspaper ownership row

Maldives slaps ban on journalists over newspaper ownership row

A court has slapped a two-year ban on journalists who triggered the closure of the Maldives' only newspaper when they resigned en masse and set up an independent online publication ...

Activists press for ouster of Lankan central bank chief

Activists press for ouster of Lankan central bank chief

An influential group of Sri Lankan academics and professionals yesterday called on the president to remove the country’s controversial central bank chief...

Spain fines journalist over arrest photograph under 'gag law'

Spain fines journalist over arrest photograph under 'gag law'

A Basque magazine said one of its journalists had been fined 601 euros ($685) under Spain's controversial ‘gag law’ for posting photographs of a police raid on Twitter ‘without permission’.