- Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others Updated: May-27-16 10:29 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish correspondent and two other journalists who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the darkest days of a long-running conflict the South American nation is trying to move beyond.
- Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it Updated: May-27-16 2:29 pm
MOSCOW - Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero's welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians wanted.
- UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group Updated: May-26-16 2:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A United Nations committee has voted to deny consultative status to the Committee to Protect Journalists, effectively keeping the press freedom group from accessing U.N. bodies and processes.
- The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release Updated: May-25-16 2:00 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):
- Azerbaijan frees investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova Updated: May-25-16 1:06 pm
BAKU, Azerbaijan - A prominent, award-winning Azerbaijani journalist was released on probation Wednesday following a storm of international protests about her imprisonment, which has been widely seen as an attempt to silence a critical voice.
- Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media Updated: May-25-16 9:09 am
CAIRO - Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation on Wednesday, the reporter and his newspaper said, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on freedom of expression and the media.
- 2 more journalists go missing in lawless area of Colombia Updated: May-24-16 9:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Two more journalists were reported missing Tuesday in a lawless region where Colombian security forces were already carrying out an extensive search for a prominent Spanish journalist who disappeared over the weekend.
- Mexican journalist Lopez-Doriga to step down from newscast Updated: May-23-16 11:52 pm
MEXICO CITY - One of Mexico's best-known journalists says he will step down from his nightly newscast on the Televisa network in August.
- Charges dropped against 2 reporters covering Ferguson unrest Updated: May-19-16 8:07 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Prosecutors on Thursday dropped charges of trespassing and interference with police officers against two national reporters arrested while covering the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
- Mexican human rights body investigating reporter's killing Updated: May-16-16 4:24 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says it is investigating the killing of a journalist in Veracruz, an eastern state that has been the site of many journalists' slayings in recent years.
- Colorado journalists honored at CAPER awards Updated: May-14-16 11:01 am
DENVER - The Denver Post, the Daily Camera of Boulder and the Durango Herald won first place awards for general excellence Friday in the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors & Reporters contest.
- Advocacy group calls on Oman to release detained journalist Updated: May-13-16 6:46 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An advocacy group for journalists is asking Oman to release a state radio reporter detained in the country since late April.
- Journalist, author Cokie Roberts speaks at Caroliniana event Updated: May-12-16 12:49 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Author and journalist Cokie Roberts is speaking at the final event celebrating the 175th anniversary of the South Caroliniana Library.
- Journalists arrested in Ferguson settle lawsuit with county Updated: May-11-16 1:24 pm
ST. LOUIS - Four journalists arrested during protests that followed the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson have settled their lawsuit against St. Louis County police, attorneys for both sides said Wednesday.
- 3 sports journalists in Abu Dhabi convicted of slander Updated: May-11-16 9:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Three journalists who appeared on a Dubai television sports channel and criticized the network's Abu Dhabi competitor have received three-month suspended prison sentences for slander, state-backed media reported.
- Dutch columnist detained over tweets leaves Turkey Updated: May-10-16 5:01 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A newspaper columnist who was briefly detained in Turkey and then banned from leaving the country during an investigation into tweets deemed insulting to the president has been allowed to return to the Netherlands.
- Mass rally in North Korea after congress bolsters leader Updated: May-10-16 12:19 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans celebrated the country's newly completed ruling-party congress Tuesday with a massive civilian parade featuring floats bearing patriotic slogans and marchers with flags and pompoms.
- Spanish reporter freed from Syria is relieved and grateful Updated: May-09-16 11:33 am
MADRID - One of the three Spanish freelance journalists released after nearly 10 months of captivity in Syria said Monday he feels like he is "walking on air" after being reunited with his family in Spain - a reunion made possible by help from Turkey and Qatar.
- North Korea expels 3 BBC journalists, complains of coverage Updated: May-09-16 9:37 am
BEIJING - North Korea on Monday expelled three BBC journalists it had detained days earlier for allegedly "insulting the dignity" of the authoritarian country, sending them off on a flight to Beijing.
- Jordan detained 10 journalists in 2015, watchdog group says Updated: May-07-16 10:59 am
AMMAN, Jordan - A group monitoring restrictions on the media says 10 Jordanian journalists were detained in 2015, the highest number in years.
- Turkey: 2 more detained over attack on opposition editor Updated: May-07-16 6:50 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained two people linked to a gunman who attacked a leading journalist outside a courthouse hours before he was sentenced to more than five years in prison for his reports.
- Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats Updated: May-03-16 12:09 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.
- Turkish columnist on trial on World Press Freedom Day Updated: May-03-16 8:09 am
ISTANBUL - A Turkish columnist has appeared in court on World Press Freedom Day, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist's killing Updated: Apr-29-16 8:41 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.
- Turkish journalists sentenced over Charlie Hebdo cover Updated: Apr-28-16 11:22 am
ISTANBUL - A court in Istanbul on Thursday sentenced two journalists from a pro-opposition newspaper to two years in prison for publishing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's controversial cover featuring a Prophet Muhammad cartoon, amid rising concerns about freedom of expression in Turkey.