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Russia drops charges against investigative reporter Ivan Golunov

Russian authorities have dropped drugs charges against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has announced. The arrest of the 36-year-old last week sparked an international outcry over the treatment of independent journalists who are critical of authorities in Russia. An internal inquiry is under way, Kolokoltsev said, adding that the police officers who…

Irish police arrest two teenagers over killing of reporter McKee

Northern Ireland police said that two men have been arrested over the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, on Thursday. "Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 under the Terrorism Act, in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of…

Facebook says no one reported the New Zealand mosque shootings live...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Associated Press Facebook on Monday said no users reported the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings while it was still live.This was disputed by a reporter for Right Wing Watch, who said he was alerted to the live video and raised the alarm immediately.The shooter streamed the attack on Facebook,…

Former Fox News editor who killed piece on Trump payments to...

Earlier this week, The New Yorker reported that former Fox News editor Ken LaCorte killed former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone's story about Donald Trump's hush money payments to adult actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. Jane Mayer reported that LaCorte told Falzone, "Good reporting, kiddo. But Rupert [Murdoch] wants Donald Trump to win.…

Spiegel to file criminal complaint against cheating reporter

Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel has said it would file a criminal complaint against a disgraced reporter after it emerged he may have embezzled donations intended for Syrian street children. Claas Relotius, 33, who was fired this month after admitting to making up stories and inventing protagonists in more than a dozen articles in…

Trump rebuked for praising Republican who body-slammed reporter

Journalists and others are calling for US President Donald Trump to apologise after he praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year.  "To celebrate an attack on a journalist who was simply doing his job is an attack on the first amendment by someone who has taken an oath to defend it," said…

‘He’s my kind of guy’: Donald Trump praises congressman for body-slamming...

Updated October 19, 2018 20:05:45 President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. Key points:Representative Greg Gianforte threw a Guardian reporter last year and repeatedly punched him.Mr Trump said: "Any guy that…
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