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  • British Journalist Investigated By Police For Misgendering Child Of Trans Activist

    03/20/2019 12:49:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2019 | Allahpundit
    My first thought after hearing of this was, “I bet AOC and her ‘Squad’ in the House would welcome a law like this.”My second thought was, “Maybe AOC’s right that right-wingers spend too much thinking about her.”We should be thinking about Trump in this case, not her. You want looser libel laws to make it easier for him to sue the “fake news media”? Okay, but remember that the left will avail itself of those laws too. Call a male-to-female transgendered person a “he” on Twitter and who knows how much you might owe. Caroline Farrow said Surrey Police...
  • U.S. Journalist Detained By Venezuelan Counterintelligence Forces

    03/06/2019 2:37:32 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | March 6, 2019 | Vanessa Romo
    An American journalist and his assistant have been detained and taken into custody by Venezuelan military counterintelligence forces on Wednesday morning, making him the latest reporter allegedly targeted by President Nicols Maduro's administration. Cody Weddle, a Caracas-based reporter who has been covering the political uncertainty in Venezuela for WPLG Local 10 News in Miami, and his assistant, Carlos Camacho, a Venezuelan citizen, were detained after their respective residences were raided by officials. "The [State Department] is aware of and deeply concerned with reports that another U.S. journalist has been detained in Venezuela by Maduro, who prefers to stifle the truth...
  • Zehra Dogan: Turkey's rebel with a pen and a paintbrush

    02/27/2019 11:38:13 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle (DW) ^ | 26.02.2019 (2-26-19) | Burcu Karakas
    Kurdish artist/journalist Zehra Dogan went to prison for portraying life in southeastern Turkey during the country's state of emergency. Now she is free, and has no plans to give up her fight against injustice.Why did you paint a picture of destroyed houses with a Turkish flag? That is the question authorities asked Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan when she learned she was going to jail for her paintings, articles and social media posts. "Then they threw me in prison," she said. "But they are the ones who created this picture- I only illustrated it."Imprisoned twice for alleged terrorist ties,...

    02/22/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Professional journalism groups reacted with alarm after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released an opinion Tuesday urging the high court to reconsider a landmark freedom of the press decision called New York Times v. Sullivan. The Sullivan ruling generally shields reporters and news platforms from libel or defamation lawsuits provided they were acting in good faith. Though journalists believe that protection is essential, Justice Thomas said the high court was wrong to usurp the role of states in regulating libel. [Sullivan] and the Courts decisions extending it were policy-driven decisions masquerading as constitutional law, Thomass opinion reads. We should not...
  • Journalist kept quiet about photo of Obama with Nation of Islam leader

    12/31/2018 1:36:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/25/18 | Bob Fredericks
    News photographer kept this 2005 photo of Obama & Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan secret for Obama's entire political career because it would have made a difference to Obamas political future. Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 25, 2018A long-hidden photo of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama posing at a congressional caucus meeting with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was revealed Thursday roughly 13 years after it was taken. The journalist who snapped the pair at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he gave the picture up at the...
  • Over 100 Journalists Killed In 30 Countries Worldwide In 2018 So Far

    12/17/2018 6:59:04 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 30 replies
    PurduPoint ^ | December 17, 2018 | Fahad Shabbir
    Over 100 journalists were killed during performing their professional duties in 2018, the non-governmental organization Press Emblem Campaign (PEC). The largest number of casualties among media employees was recorded in Afghanistan (17 killed), Mexico (17).
  • Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists' access to White House

    11/14/2018 10:14:50 AM PST · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Brian Stelter and David Shortell, CNN
    The Justice Department responded to CNN's lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta's press pass on Wednesday, saying in a court filing that the White House rejects the idea that it can't pick and choose which journalists can be given a permanent pass to cover it. "The President and White House possess the same broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists (and other members of the public) that they possess to select which journalists receive interviews, or which journalists they acknowledge at press conferences," lawyers say in the filing. Both CNN and Acosta are plaintiffs. The...
  • Establishment Media Blackout: Journalist Targeted for Being White Tragically Dies

    10/22/2018 6:26:33 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 37 replies ^ | 10/21/18 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    A shocking racial hate crime has killed a man who lived his life trying to help others, but the details in the case mean there will be no riots, and you probably wont hear his name mentioned on the national news. A 55-year-old journalist and volunteer first responder was attacked from behind before being dragged into a parking lot in New Jersey. Then, his assailant stole the mans car and used it to drive over the victims head, leaving him gravely injured. The assault occurred in May, but the victim remained on life support until his death on Thursday. To...
  • Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch [snip]

    10/13/2018 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 39 replies
    dailymail ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | PHOEBE SOUTHWORTH
    Full Title: Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch with moments of his interrogation, torture and killing sent to his phone and the iCloud' Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed. He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah. Then his 'interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud', the newspaper report. His assailants tried to hack into...
  • Bulgarian journalist who reported on EU corruption, found raped and murdered

    10/08/2018 8:42:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/08/2018 | Bradford Betz
    A reporter from TVN told AFP, We are in shock. In no way, under any form, never have we received any threats aimed at her or the television. But that assertion was contradicted by Asen Yordanov, the owner of the investigative website,, who told AFP that he had received information that his reporters were in danger of being assaulted. He said Marinova was linked to bivol.bgs investigations because its reporters had appeared on her show. Viktorias death, the brutal manner in which she was killed, is an execution, Yordanov said. It was meant to serve as an example,...
  • Journalist Paralyzed, Gravely Ill in Turkish Prison

    09/05/2018 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 5, 2018 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    Medeni Duran wrote that his imprisoned brother Metin "cannot walk, speak, or eat and does not recognize anyone anymore. He can only breathe." Mistreatment and even torture of journalists and media employees, along with arbitrary arrests, are getting alarmingly commonplace in Turkey. At least 183 journalists and media workers in Turkey in are being held, either in pretrial detention or serving a prison sentence, according to the Platform for Independent Journalism. Dissident journalists and writers in Turkey increasingly face government threats and arbitrary arrests for their work and opinions, but for Metin Duran, the punishments have been even more...
  • Now CNNs Jim Acosta Wants Journalists To Protest In Front Of The White House

    08/03/2018 1:59:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Brunt Force the Truth ^ | 08/03/18 | Mike LaChance
    CNN’s Jim Acosta is still having a temper tantrum about being told his network sucks by Trump supporters in Florida this week. CNN spends 24 hours a day attacking Trump and his supporters but Jim can’t handle it when anyone pushes back. Now he’s saying he thinks journalists should hold a protest in front of the White House. The Washington Free Beacon reports:Acosta: Journalists Should Chant ‘We’re Not the Enemy of the People’ in Front of the White HouseCNN correspondent Jim Acosta went on a lengthy rant against White House attacks on the media on Thursday, suggesting he and his...
  • In Which I Express A Heartfelt Apology To Rolling Stone Journalist Amanda Robb

    07/05/2018 7:30:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies ^ | 7-2-2018 | PAX DICKINSON
    A fortnight ago I was contacted by a Ms. Amanda Robb, who identified herself as a journalist. Having had a personal history of difficulty with unsavory wretches of that sort, and being a well-known proponent of a harsh criminal punishment for their un-American collectivist scribblings, I of course immediately recommended that Ms. Robb engage in a vigorous act of self-procreation.Ms. Robb, however, would not be deterred. She (I did not ask her pronoun, regrettably, so I must assume) was earnestly seeking my comment regarding traditionalist superhero comic books and the manners and methods of aggregating funds for the production of...
  • Veteran Turkish journalist Lale Kemal: I was put in prison without a single piece of evidence

    06/08/2018 1:37:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 7, 2018 | SCF
    Veteran journalist Lale Kemal, a columnist for the Zaman newspaper, at one time Turkey’s most highly circulated newspaper before the Turkish government’s unlawful takeover and closure of it in 2016, said at her last court hearing on Thursday, “I was put in prison without a single piece of evidence.”Kemal was arrested with former Zaman columnists Ali Bulaç, Ahmet Turan Alkan, Nuriye Akman, Mustafa Ünal and Şahin Alpay on July 30, 2017 after a controversial military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 and released pending trial under judicial probation after months of pretrial detention. The journalist presented her last defence before...
  • FDD report: Turkeys jailing of Western nationals is hostage diplomacy

    06/03/2018 6:00:47 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 1, 2018 | SCF
    A Washington think tank has warned that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is holding a number of Western nationals in jail to use them as “bargaining chips” against their countries in what they called “hostage diplomacy.”A 36-page report released on June 1 and titled “Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy – Western Nationals in Turkish Prisons” by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) said more than 30 Western nationals have been jailed in Turkey since a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016.At least nine of them remained in prison as of June 1, 2018, noted the report, co-authored by FDD fellows Eric...
  • Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy. The U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.

    04/10/2018 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Hazem Balousha
    Israels defense minister said Tuesday that a Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops on the Israel-Gaza border was a Hamas operative, although the media production company he founded had recently been vetted for a U.S. government grant. Yaser Murtaja, the co-founder of Ain Media, was shot as he filmed protests at the border fence Friday. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Murtaja, who used drones to film in the course of his work, was giving drone footage of Israeli positions to Hamas, was the equivalent of a captain in the groups military wing and had been on...
  • Heres how we can make Turkeys president pay a price for his crackdown on journalists

    04/06/2018 3:20:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5 at 10:41 AM | Michael Rubin
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkeys ruler for 15 years, has established himself as Turkeys most consequential leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republics founder. But while Ataturks legacy was to orient Turkey toward the West and lay a foundation upon which successors could cultivate democracy, religious tolerance and a reasonably free press, Erdogan seeks the opposite: He has placed Turkey firmly in the Islamic bloc and increasingly prefers Russia over NATO. He fans the flames of religious incitement not only against Jews and Christians, but also against Muslims who reject his more conservative views.It is time for the United States and...
  • Turkey says local court to evaluate ruling on jailed journalists

    01/12/2018 8:22:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2018 / 5:31 AM | Tuvan Gumrukcu, Daren Butler
    ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Friday the case of two journalists held for more than a year over alleged ties to a failed coup would be decided by a local court, after the Constitutional Court ruled they be freed, a turnaround likely to deepen concerns for press freedom. snip Earlier on Friday Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the top court had overstepped its limit. When ruling on individual applications, the Constitutional Court... cannot act like a super appeals court and cannot make rulings like such courts, Bozdag wrote on Twitter.
  • Elizabeth Vargas Leaving ABC News

    12/22/2017 12:48:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Ad Week ^ | December 22, 2017 | Chris Ariens
    Elizabeth Vargas is leaving ABC News. Vargas, who has spent the last 21 years at ABC, will depart in the spring, at the conclusion of the 40th season of 20/20. Vargas has co-hosted the prime time newsmagazine for the last 14 years.
  • James Rosen Out at Fox News

    12/22/2017 11:56:46 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 101 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Decembwe 22, 2017 | Chris Ariens
    James Rosen, a stalwart of Fox News Channels Washington D.C. bureau, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. James Rosen is exiting the company at the end of the year, a Fox News spokesperson confirms, without providing further detail. Rosen, 49, has been with Fox News since 1999, 3 years after the channel launched. As the networks Chief Washington Correspondent, he often reported for Special Report, but was seen throughout FNCs programming day, most recently just yesterday.