February 4, 2014 |
CAIRO -- A Dutch reporter left Egypt on Tuesday after learning she was one of four foreign journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of terrorism-related charges, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said. Dutch diplomats had held talks with Egyptian authorities to ensure that the journalist, Rena Netjes, would not be arrested when she arrived at the airport for her flight out. She arrived back in Amsterdam later Tuesday, and the Foreign Ministry said in a statement that she would “take up her defense from there.” Egypt's military-backed interim government has for months wielded a variety of authoritarian measures aimed at muzzling dissent, and that crackdown has now widened to include the curtailment of media freedoms.
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February 3, 2014 |
Neil Morgan, noted journalist, author and civic force in San Diego for more than six decades, has died. He was 89. Morgan died Saturday at his home in La Jolla after a long illness, including respiratory distress, according to his wife, travel writer Judith Morgan. With his column, first in the San Diego Daily Journal and later the San Diego Evening Tribune, Morgan chronicled the city's coming-of-age beginning after World War II. Among American cities, few were transformed by the war more than San Diego, Morgan often noted.
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February 1, 2014 |
Neil Morgan, noted journalist, author and civic force in San Diego for more than six decades, died Saturday at age 89. Morgan died at home in La Jolla after a long illness, according to his wife, writer Judith Morgan. With his column, first in the San Diego Daily Journal and later the San Diego Evening Tribune, Morgan chronicled the city's coming-of-age beginning after World War II. "In quite suddenly becoming a metropolitan area, San Diego has accepted the missile, the atom, the laboratory, the campus and even a casual California sophistication, which World War II visitors thought foreign to its nature," he once wrote.
January 30, 2014 |
MEXICO CITY -- Since a 2009 coup overthrew the president of Honduras, journalists have been killed, intimidated or silenced with virtual impunity, a new report concludes. In a country with an extraordinarily high murder rate , at least 36 journalists have been killed in the last four years, the report notes, and rarely has a case been seriously investigated, a suspect arrested or anyone punished. “In the new climate of fear, few journalists trust the institutions that should shield them from further violence,” PEN International and several partner groups said in an exhaustive, 89-page study released this month.
January 29, 2014 |
As a reporter covering Hollywood for the New York Times, Bernard Weinraub was amused whenever producers or studio executives were unable to remember the names of the screenwriters of their latest films. "They would actually say, 'I'm not sure,' or 'A couple of people.' Very few of them actually knew who wrote the movie," Weinraub said. "It always cracked me up. It's such a collaborative process. Obviously, that never happens in the theater. " So when Weinraub retired from journalism in 2005 and began a second career as a playwright, he thought he would wield more clout than Hollywood screenwriters.
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January 28, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO - A former journalist who fabricated magazine articles is unlikely ever to get a license to practice law, legal experts say. Stephen R. Glass lost a years-long bid to become a lawyer Monday after the California Supreme Court denied him a law license in a unanimous ruling. The court faulted his character and a failure to atone for prior misconduct, saying he not only deceived readers and editors but also failed later to be completely candid about his transgressions. Glass' deceit was "motivated by professional ambition, betrayed a vicious, mean spirit and a complete lack of compassion for others, along with arrogance and prejudice against various ethnic groups," the court said in an unsigned ruling.