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  • Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

    12/12/2017 8:49:26 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2017 | Nomaan Merchan
    The U.S. government historically rejects most asylum claims. Over a five-year period ending in September 2016, the U.S. received about 267,000 asylum claims and granted 46,000. It has granted asylum in recent years to a number of Mexican journalists. But Eduardo Beckett, Gutierrez's lawyer, accused the U.S. of turning a blind eye to corruption and violence in Mexico, and blamed the Trump administration for changing how it deals with asylum seekers. "There is no more humanity," Beckett said. "The new tactic is, we'll pressure you, we'll keep you detained, in hopes you'll give up."... After receiving what his advocates called...
  • Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe

    12/05/2017 12:47:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | by Roger Cohen
    It’s the contempt that’s so contemptible: President Trump’s contempt for the Constitution to which he swore an oath, for the F.B.I. that’s allegedly in “Tatters” (sic), for the majority of Americans (including his base) who will be worse off from a fat tax cut for the richest, for the shared wonder inspired by our public lands, for America’s allies, for the science that explains why it’s getting warmer, for due process, for truth, for informed debate, for the press, for the values anchored by liberty that the United States has attempted to represent to the world. That’s a lot of...
  • MSNBC Host Sorry For Saying Assault On Rand Paul One Of Her 'Favorite Stories'

    11/27/2017 9:21:33 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-27-2017 | Brian Flood
    MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt seemed happy that Republican Kentucky senator Rand Paul suffered six broken ribs and a buildup of excess fluid in his lungs when he was attacked earlier this month, before quickly apologizing for her on-air statement. “New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs – this might be one of my favorite stories,” the liberal reporter said last week. The MSNBC host quickly seemed to realize she was condoning violence and started to downplay her comments but appeared to lose her train of thought midsentence, saying, “Although, of course, we don’t…...
  • U.S. Congress urged to require Chinese journalists to register as agents

    11/14/2017 10:54:38 PM PST · by RohanKapoor · 3 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 15, 2017 | David Brunnstrom
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A report to the U.S. Congress released on Wednesday accused Chinese state media entities of involvement in spying and propaganda and said their staff in the United States should be required to register as foreign agents. The annual report of the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission said that while China had tightened restrictions on domestic and foreign media, Chinese state media had rapidly expanded overseas. The commission, created by Congress in 2000 to monitor national security implications of U.S.-China trade relations, said China’s state media expansion was part of a broader effort to exert greater...
  • Turkish gov’t issues detention warrants for 112, detains 39 people over JWF links

    11/01/2017 8:40:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 01 Nov 2017 | none stated
    Turkish government, under the rule of autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has issued detention warrants for 112 people over the links to the Journalists and Writers’ Foundation (JWF), which is defunct in Turkey, on Wednesday as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement.İstanbul-Anadolu Chief Prosecutor’s Office has ordered warrants against those who are executives of the JWF or who have relations with the foundation. The anti-terror police teams have started İstanbul-based operations to detain the JWF’s civil society activists and intellectuals in 17 provinces including İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Manisa provinces on Wednesday.It was...
  • Russian radio presenter Felgengauer stabbed in neck

    10/23/2017 3:18:53 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 23, 2017
    One of Russia's top radio presenters has had surgery after being stabbed in the neck by a man who broke into her newsroom at broadcaster Ekho Moskvy. Tatyana Felgengauer is in a medically-induced coma in a Moscow hospital but her life is not said to be in danger. A male suspect is under arrest. His motive is not clear, though police say it appears to be a personal grudge.
  • Turkey Sentences Wall Street Journal Reporter To 25 Months In Prison

    10/11/2017 9:40:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2017 4:55 PM | Chuck Ross
    A Wall Street Journal reporter has been sentenced by a Turkish court to 25 months in prison for publishing an article deemed to be terrorist propaganda by the increasingly authoritarian Turkish government. The sentence against Ayla Albayrak, a Journal reporter previously based in Istanbul, was in response to an Aug. 19, 2015, article Albayrak wrote entitled, “Urban Warfare Escalates in Turkey’s Kurdish-Majority Southeast.”
  • Editorial: What was missing from Donald Trump’s response to Las Vegas massacre?

    10/02/2017 1:31:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 2, 2017 | by Mercury News Editorial Board
    Is that the best you can do, Mr. President? Hours after the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history, Donald Trump told the nation, correctly, that the slaughter was “an act of pure evil.” But then the president, who threatens to annihilate other nations, suggested, in the wake of 58 deaths and more than 500 wounded in Las Vegas, that there’s nothing to be done about mass murder on the home front by an American apparently unaffiliated with foreign terrorists. “In times such as these, I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind...
  • Find Me One Honest Journalist

    08/17/2017 3:43:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-17 | MOTUS
    I wonder if we Donald Trump should qualify as the 20th or 21st century’s honest man. I suppose we could cheat a little and count him as both. I doubt it actually matters because - as Colonel Nathan Jessup explained -  most people can’t handle the truth.They hear only their own truth.And denounce anyone who doesn’t agree with it as a denier, liar or worse.So even when you find your century’s honest man, many will reject the truth. I guess we can’t fault them; when you’ve gone so long without hearing any truth, the real thing is hard to recognize,...
  • Remembering Journolist and progressive media’s bag of tricks

    07/15/2017 10:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2017 | John Sexton
    A couple weeks ago I came across an old article about Journolist which I found striking. In particular, I was struck by the ways in which some of the debates taking place among left-leaning journalists back in 2008 still seem to encompass the ways the left-wing media operates today. For those who don’t remember it, Journolist was just a listserv created by Ezra Klein. The list was invitation only and was mostly made up of progressive journalists. In theory, the list was a kind of digital water cooler where like-minded people could talk to others in the field. That may...
  • Vanity-a modest proposal for the press

    05/25/2017 2:11:09 PM PDT · by Sertorius · 11 replies
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  • Turkey: The journalists’ gulag

    03/19/2017 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Al Ahram ^ | Hany Ghoraba
    Once the Middle EastÂ’s flourishing democracy, Turkey under Erdogan is lost in a sea of tyranny and political mayhem For all free and democratic societies, freedom of expression and the press are deemed sacred rights and it is considered sacrilege that any governmental authority attempts to control or censor these freedoms. Many in the US and Europe are under the impression that countries such as Cuba or North Korea may have the worst records of human rights violations along with the prosecution of journalists on flimsy accusations. The truth is that one of the worst records of human rights violations...
  • Dejected Mika has on-air Trump meltdown - “I have lost hope completely’

    03/06/2017 12:37:06 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/17 | Robert Laurie
    The MSNBC follies continue. As you probably know; Mika Brzezinski is a Democrat “journalist” who famously believes it’s the media’s job to “control exactly what people think.” Apparently, that’s not working. People are thinking “other things” and Mika is scared. She’s nervous, she’s lost hope, and she’s crumbling under the pressure of it all. Trump’s weekend accusations have sent her over the edge and she’s issued a proclamation.
  • Spiegel magazine reports Turkey’s ‘absurd trial of journalist Ahmet Sik’(Islamist Insanity)

    03/06/2017 5:16:42 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    KOM News ^ | 5 March 2017 | none stated
    Ahmet Şık German magazine Der Spiegel has reported journalist Ahmet Sik’s imprisonment with the headline “The Absurd Trial of Journalist Ahmet Sik’.Ahmek Sik, the UNESCO Press Freedom Prize winner, has been imprisoned since 30 December 2016 in Silivri Prison, where Welt reporter Deniz Yucel is being kept.The investigative journalist Sik, whose unpublished book landed him in solitary confinement for a year in 2011 after prosecutors loyal to the Gulenist movement targeted him, is now detained on charges of membership to what Turkish authorities call the ‘Gulenist Terrorist Organisation’ (FETO), Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C).The journalist wrote in his much-debated book, ‘The Army of the...
  • Merkel demands Turkey release arrested German journalist amid pressure over Erdogan visit

    03/03/2017 8:27:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2 March 2017 | Justin Huggler, Berlin
    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has demanded the release of a German journalist arrested in Turkey amid calls for her government to block a visit by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the case. The Turkish government summoned the German ambassador on Thursday to demand an explanation after appearances by two Turkish ministers in Turkey were prevented by local authorities amid widespread public anger at the arrest. In a considerable hardening of her position, Mrs Merkel said Germany would do “everything in its power” to secure the release of Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for Welt newspaper held on charges of spreading...
  • Jury finds reporter, Rolling Stone responsible for defaming U-Va. dean with gang rape story

    11/04/2016 11:18:13 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 35 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A federal court jury decided Friday that a Rolling Stone journalist defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean in a 2014 magazine article about sexual assault on campus that included a debunked account of a fraternity gang rape. The 10 member jury concluded that the Rolling Stone reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was responsible for defamation, with actual malice, in the case brought by Nicole Eramo, a U-Va. administrator who oversaw sexual violence cases at the time of the article’s publication. The jury also found the magazine and its publisher responsible for defaming Eramo. The $7.5 million lawsuit...
  • JOURNALIST AT TRUMP RALLY SHOWS HIS ANGER

    10/05/2016 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 30 replies
    Technician caught on film at Henderson, NV rally
  • HuffPo Writer Finds Out What Happens When You Mention “Hillary’s Health”…

    08/29/2016 3:54:33 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 29 2016 | Sundance
    Just like Dr. Drew Pinskly, Huffington Post writer/author, David Seamon, finds out what happens if you discuss Hillary Clinton’s health. You get the Clinton scrub.
  • Yahoo executives convene emergency meeting to discuss their hack, dishonest ‘global anchor’

    06/07/2016 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But can't think of anything to do about her, like, oh, say, fire her for being a dishonest hack. It’s impossible to feel any sympathy for Yahoo here. When they made Katie Couric their “global anchor” on the apparent belief that she was some sort of serious journalist, they either knew what they were getting into or were so ignorant of the real truth that they were investing in their own demise. And Yahoo has enough problems apart from the fact that the face of its news operation is a lying left-wing propagandist masquerading - and not very convincingly -...
  • Dutch Journalist Detained In Turkey For Erdogan Tweet

    04/24/2016 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | April 24, 2016 | BBC Staff
    A Dutch-Turkish journalist has been detained in Turkey after posting tweets critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her newspaper said. Ebru Umar wrote a column for the Dutch Metro newspaper criticising President Erdogan's clampdown on dissent. Since 2014, prosecutors have launched cases against more than 1,800 journalists for insulting Mr Erdogan. Last week, Germany allowed the prosecution of a prominent TV satirist for insulting Mr Erdogan to proceed. Jan Boehmermann had read a crude poem on TV, aimed at testing German law. Germany and the Netherlands have old lese-majeste laws against insulting the head of a friendly state. Both...