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Post Pittsburgh shooting, Trump again blames media for ‘anger,’ calls journalists...

President Donald Trump(Photo: Drew Angerer)WASHINGTON – In the wake of a bomb plot and a mass killing at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, President Donald Trump has again blamed the media for anger that has turned deadly."There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news," Trump tweeted Monday.Again…

Turkey summons Saudi envoy over journalist’s disappearance

Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Ankara over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two days ago. Turkish diplomatic sources as well as Anadolu news agency on Thursday said the Saudi ambassador was received by Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran on Wednesday "for consultations" over…

Turkey court upholds life sentences for prominent journalists

Mehmet Altan was released from prison in June, but his sentence was also upheld on Tuesday [Reuters] A Turkish court has upheld life sentences for prominent journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Nazli Ilicak and three others, on charges of aiding the plotters of a failed military coup in 2016, according to local media. The journalists,…

Aung San Suu Kyi defends imprisonment of Reuters journalists

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters news agency journalists who were convicted of collecting state secrets, adding that they can appeal their seven-year sentence. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were each imprisoned last week after they were found guilty of breaching the country's hardline Official Secrets Act while reporting on atrocities committed…

Myanmar: Verdict for two jailed Reuters journalists postponed

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than eight months in prison [Myo Kyaw Soe/Reuters] A court in Myanmar has postponed the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation.…
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