Journalists

Prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, carry his dog as he leaves a Investigative Committee building in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. In a surprising turnaround, Russia's police chief on Tuesday dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter whose detention sparked public outrage and promised to go after the police officers who tried to frame the journalist as a drug-dealer. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 11, 2019 - 4:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a stunning turnaround, Russian authorities Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter after a public and media outcry over his arrest, and they promised to go after the police who allegedly tried to frame him as a drug dealer. The release of...
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Prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, cries as he leaves a Investigative Committee building in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. In a surprising turnaround, Russia's police chief on Tuesday dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter whose detention sparked public outrage and promised to go after the police officers who tried to frame the journalist as a drug-dealer. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 11, 2019 - 2:45 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian journalist arrested on drug charges (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A prominent Russian journalist absolved of drug-dealing charges under public pressure has thanked his supporters and promised to continue his investigations. The 36-year-old Ivan Golunov was...
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In this photo, Russia's three major newspapers use the same headline that reads: "I'm/we are Ivan Golunov", which is the name of a prominent Russian investigative reporter, who worked for the independent website Meduza, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 10, 2019. In a show of rare solidarity, Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, among the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline "I am/We are Ivan Golunov," calling for a transparent probe into the case of the prominent investigative journalist. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 10, 2019 - 5:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a show of rare solidarity, Russia's three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist. Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, among the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline "I am/...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, June 8, 2019, Ivan Golunov, a prominent Russian investigative reporter, who worked for the independent website Meduza, leaves the cage in a court room in Moscow, Russia. Golunov left the courtroom after the ruling to place him under house arrest until Aug. 7. In the court hearing, he denied being involved with drugs and said he would be willing to help investigators. (Evgeny Feldman/meduza.io via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 11:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for a Russian journalist detained on charges of drug dealing has filed a complaint that accuses police of using violence against the prominent reporter, a human rights group said Sunday. Police refuted claims that Ivan Golunov was beaten after his Thursday arrest; his lawyers...
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In this handout photo taken on Thursday, June 6, 2019 and released by Meduza, Ivan Golunov stands at a police station in Moscow, Russia. Police said on Friday that Ivan Golunov, who works for the independent website Meduza, was detained on Thursday with four grams of methylephedrine on him, and that drugs were also found at his home. The journalist now faces charges of dealing. (Dmitry Dzhulay, meduza.io via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 12:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been charged with drug dealing after four grams of the synthetic stimulant mephedrone were found in his backpack, Moscow police said Friday. Ivan Golunov, who works for the independent website Meduza, was stopped by police in central...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989, file photo, three unidentified men flee the scene, as a Chinese man, background left, stands alone to block a line of approaching tanks, background right, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The man in the background stood his ground and blocked the column of tanks when they came closer, an image captured on film by numerous other photographers and one that ultimately became a widely reproduced symbol of events there. (AP Photo/Terril Jones, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:44 pm
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journalist, she whispered something I had heard numerous times in the previous three weeks: "Report the...
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Kadri Gursel, left, a prominent Turkish journalist, is handcuffed by police as he turns himself in outside an Istanbul prison, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Gursel, sent back to prison Wednesday in connection with convictions for terror charges handed last year to an opposition newspaper, was released hours later. (DHA via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 6:49 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A prominent Turkish journalist sent back to prison Wednesday in connection with convictions for terror charges handed last year to an opposition newspaper was released hours later. Kadri Gursel tweeted Wednesday evening that he was released from an Istanbul prison. He had turned...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, people take part in a vigil to commemorate slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia outside the law courts in Valletta, Malta. Council of Europe lawmakers have criticized the investigation into the assassination of a leading Maltese investigative journalist and calling for a public inquiry in the case. The report adopted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by a committee of the People's Assembly of the Council of Europe says investigations into the Oct. 16, 2017, slaying of Daphne Caruana Galizia "are proceeding at a glacial pace." (AP Photo/Jonatahn Borg, file)
May 29, 2019 - 10:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Council of Europe report has criticized the "glacial" pace of the investigation into the car bomb assassination of a leading Maltese investigative journalist and called Wednesday for an independent public inquiry into the case. Three Maltese men are believed to have triggered the...
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San Francisco Police Chief William Scott answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in San Francisco. Police agreed Tuesday to return property seized from a San Francisco journalist in a raid, but the decision did little to ease tensions in the case, which has alarmed journalism advocates and put pressure on city leaders. Authorities have said the May 10 raids on freelancer Bryan Carmody's home and office were part of an investigation into what police called the illegal leak of a report on the death of former Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who died unexpectedly in February. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 24, 2019 - 11:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief apologized on Friday for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender. Chief William Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday the...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, protesters demonstrate outside court where Julian Assange will appear in London. The Justice Department has charged Assange with receiving and publishing classified information. The charges are contained in a new, 18-count indictment announced May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 24, 2019 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the "unprecedented charges" against his client threaten all journalists looking to inform the public about actions taken by the...
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