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Canada woman breaks silence on PM Trudeau groping allegation

A former journalist broke her silence on Friday to stand by her allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her nearly two decades ago, when he was not politically involved. “I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open…

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Police in India’s Kashmir arrest suspect after editor shot dead

Police in Kashmir investigating the killing of a prominent journalist and two of his security guards arrested a suspect on Friday, an official said. Syed Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, was leaving his office in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, when he was shot at close range on Thursday…

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Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Veteran journalist and the editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari and his assistant were shot dead outside newspaper’s office in Srinagar, the Indian media reported on Thursday. According to the Times of India, Mr. Bukhari was leaving his office for an Iftar party when unidentified men opened fire on his car. A police guard and…

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Jailed Russian journalists take the field in pre-World Cup protest

Free speech campaigners rolled out a soccer pitch in central Paris on Wednesday with posters of jailed journalists as the players, in a demonstration about press freedom in Russia on the eve of the World Cup. Standing like giant stickers from a collector’s album, the posters bore the faces of several journalists jailed in Russia,…

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I didn’t want to share Skripal’s fate, says Russian journalist who faked death

Dissident Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko said on Thursday he collaborated in a plot to fake his own death because he feared being targeted for assassination like former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday night that Babchenko, a Kremlin critic, had been gunned down in his apartment building in Kiev. Pictures of his…

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Anti-Kremlin journalist back from the dead as Ukraine admits set-up

“Murdered” anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko appeared alive and well at a press conference in Kiev on Wednesday as Ukraine admitted it had faked his death to expose an alleged Russian plot to kill him. Onlookers gasped and applauded as Babchenko appeared, introduced by the head of Ukraine’s security service, who said the murder had been…

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Convicted Turkish cartoonist wins press freedom prize

Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, who has been convicted of helping “terrorist” organisations and sentenced to nearly four years in prison, was awarded a top prize on Thursday by the organisation Cartooning for Peace. The Swiss group hands out the honour, known as its International Editorial Cartoons Prize, every two years. “The jury has chosen Musa…

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Gunmen kill BBC Pashto journalist in Afghan Khost province, officials say

A journalist who worked for a local Afghan language service of the BBC and also contributed to Reuters was shot dead while driving home in the eastern city of Khost on Monday, officials said. Ahmad Shah, who worked for the BBC’s Pashto language service as well as for Reuters, was killed in the Gulzar area…

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Indian police book journalist for anti-rape cartoon

The Indian police registered a case against a journalist for drawing an anti-rape cartoon, reported Hindustan Times. Swathi Vadlamudi’s cartoon shows a conversation between Hindu deity Ram and his wife, Sita, to criticise the Indian right wing’s support for the accused. In her cartoon, Sita tells Ram she is “glad” she “was kidnapped by Ravan”…

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Sports reporter falls into swimming pool during interview

GOLD COAST: A reporter fell into a swimming pool during an interview in the Commonwealth Games 2018. Mike Bushell of the BBC made a splash while interviewing the British swimming team. The Guardian reported that the journalist said that he was careful because of the sound system he was wearing. He failed to notice another…

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Mexico City investigates disappearance of radio journalist

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City’s attorney general’s office has opened an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Mario Antonio Cañas, who was last seen on Friday, it said, reported Reuters. The attorney general’s office did not say if it suspected foul play. Advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has singled out Mexico as the most dangerous country…

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Journalists facing online insecurity, harassment in Pakistan: Report

KARACHI: Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) conducted a nationwide survey on the state of security of journalists to shed light on the threats and concerns journalists face online, which runs parallel to the harassment journalists face offline. This report, titled “Digital (In)Security of Journalists in Pakistan” seeks to map and understand the digital risks that journalists…

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You mess and poke with us as a state: Bilawal’s stunning response to Indian journalist

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s sharp and straight-forward answers to India Today journalist about questions on Pakistan Army and Donald Trump’s accusations will leave you stunned. “What do you mean Pakistan Army is my army. And it doesn’t have a relationship with India. The Pakistan state has a relationship with India,” Bilawal Bhutto told the…

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Obituary: Pakistan mourns loss of the legendary Munnu Bhai

NEWS DESK: The journalistic fraternity of Pakistan along with every other lover of literature and poetry is currently mourning the demise of one of the most principled upholders of humanity, Munnu Bhai, who passed away this morning in Lahore. Munnu Bhai’s real name was Munir Ahmed Qureshi. The renowned columnist and poet was born in…

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India charges Kashmiri photojournalist with sedition

New York, January 18, 2018—India’s National Investigation Agency today charged photojournalist Kamran Yousuf with criminal conspiracy, attempting to wage war against India, and sedition, according to news reports. Authorities charged Yousuf alongside 12 others accused of anti-state activities, reports said. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, who contributes to the daily Greater Kashmir, has been in…

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Mexican journalist killed amid wave of violence against media

MEXICO CITY: A journalist was killed on Saturday in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, adding to a wave of violence in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers, reported Reuters. Carlos Dominguez was murdered Saturday afternoon in the city of Nuevo Laredo, state officials said in a statement. The attorney general’s…

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Islamabad police register FIR for journalist Taha Siddiqui

NEWS DESK: A day after journalist Taha Siddiqui said that an attempt to abduct him was made after he was beaten and threatened by 10 to 12 armed men, the Islamabad police have registered an FIR on his behalf. According to Reuters, the Pakistani journalist, known for criticizing his country’s military establishment, said on Wednesday…

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Mexico journalist shot dead at Christmas celebration at son’s school

MEXICO CITY: A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday in the Mexican state of Veracruz as he attended a Christmas celebration at his son’s school, the latest murder in the country’s deadliest year on record for media workers, reported Reuters. Gumaro Perez, 35, who regularly wrote about security and drug trafficking, was shot at four…

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Obama refused to answer this Indian journalist’s question

NEWS DESK: Former US President Barack Obama shot down an Indian journalist’s question at the Town Hall organised by the Obama Foundation in Delhi for about 300 young leaders in India. Why? Because she was a journalist. Later, the journalist, Nidhi Razdan, expressed her disappointment over Obama’s refusal to even hear her question in tweets and…

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Minutes after being injured in ISIS attack, this reporter read news on TV

NEWS DESK: An Afghan journalist stunned viewers by appearing on television to present the news, moments after an attack by ISIL fighters at his station’s premises in Kabul came to an end, reported alJazeera. Defiant Parwiz Sapy appeared calm and collected on Shamshad TV as he announced to viewers on Tuesday: “The attack has ended.”…

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Crimes against journalist community should not go unpunished: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has stressed that crimes against journalist community should not go unpunished worldwide including Pakistan and called for special initiatives to “End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.” He said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in connection with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes…

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