August 6, 2009 |
The release came suddenly, heralded by a familiar face. In an emotional homecoming Wednesday at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, journalist Laura Ling told family members and friends about the moment when she and her colleague, Euna Lee, knew they were about to be freed after nearly five months of detention in North Korea. "We feared that at any moment we could be sent to a hard-labor camp," Ling said. "And then suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting.
August 18, 1997 |
Two Russian journalists who were being held hostage in Chechnya were freed on the eve of talks in Moscow between President Boris N. Yeltsin and Chechen Prime Minister Aslan Maskhadov. The kidnappers released their captives after Russian and Chechen security forces presented an ultimatum, Chechen First Deputy Prime Minister Movladi Udugov said. The journalists were seized in the breakaway region's capital, Grozny, on June 11. The Itar-Tass news agency said no ransom was paid.
May 31, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and his top Justice Department deputies met with journalists and their lawyers Friday and pledged they would not seek to prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act for reporting and writing stories that may disclose classified information. Holder and his aides also said they were looking closely at the department's guidelines that govern how prosecutors can seek information from journalists and news organizations. The officials focused particularly on provisions in the current rules that in some cases allow the government to obtain records regarding a reporter's telephone calls or emails.
February 19, 2005
Re "Judges Say Reporters Must Name Sources in CIA Case," Feb. 16: Are we losing our freedom? Now I see that journalists are being targeted by right-wing bloggers and courts. How are we going to get our news if you are all tied up by this right-wing plague that is infecting our free press? How long are Americans going to sit by and watch as our money and freedoms are consumed by this government? Carolyn Kay Lopez Santa Ana Why not Robert Novak? I just don't get it. Will someone please explain it to me?
July 26, 2002
The issue regarding the media taking partial responsibility for the current furor [over the videotape of the alleged beating of a teen by Inglewood police] (Al Martinez column, "Don't Like Bad News? Blame the Messenger," July 18) is entirely justified because, in most cases, supposed journalists are the ones fanning the flames. Does the media have the right to do that? Sure--if it has the entire story. But in this case, it (the media) and we (the public) do not have all the details--especially the part of the story that comes before the tape began rolling.
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September 27, 2001 |
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to pay $60,000 to seven journalists struck by police officers trying to disperse protesters outside the Democratic National Convention last year. Under the settlement agreement approved by the council, the Los Angeles Police Department also will be required to institute a policy that recognizes that the media has a right to cover public assemblies, even if they have been deemed unlawful.
July 12, 1998 |
Some of us journalists have sinned, oh Lord Public, master of our universe. We beg of you to forgive us our press passes. How did we sin? Let me count the ways: 1) By telling you things that we knew were not so; 2) By telling you things we believed to be so, but had not substantiated; 3) By telling you things that were so, but had been acquired by questionable means. Why does there, suddenly, seem to be so much journalistic sinning? Because the public seems to be turned off on the media.
March 27, 2011 |
She was panting from her scuffle with staff members when she burst into the breakfast room at the hotel where the foreign journalists were staying. Crying, she struggled to tell a story of abduction and rape at the hands of Moammar Kadafi's security forces. "For two days! Two days! Kadafi's men did this to me," the woman screamed as she wept, holding up her black abaya to show bloody marks on her thighs, and cuts and bruises all over her body. "Look at what Kadafi's militia did to me!"
February 19, 2012 |
One ofTurkey'sbest known publishers and human rights activists is sitting in prison - again - waiting for a court case that appears to be at a virtual standstill. He is far from alone. Ragip Zarakolu was arrested in October along with dozens of other people suspected of having links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the PKK. While he sits in a high-security prison in northwest Turkey, dozens more journalists are in jail around the country on orders of the nation's judicial system.
December 18, 2010 |
When we last checked in on Patch.com , the fastest-growing news outfit in America was staffing up and making the most robust media foray into suburbia in years. Patch this week opened its 600th hyper-local website, in the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead. The sites, which provide basic news coverage and ask readers to bolster reportage on their towns, have opened in 105 California communities, with more launching every day. The remarkable thing about Patch, besides its explosive growth in recent weeks (it had 565 sites just one week ago)