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Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies

Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, has died.


Related Topix: Prison, National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Writer's Festival: Our top to-do list

A top tip for getting into the Auckland Writers Festival: don't be a wimp and attend just one or two sessions during the five-day event.


Related Topix: Sandi Toksvig, Alexander McCall Smith

The Daily Star

Pak journo Hamid Mir hurt in gun attack

Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi this evening, injuring the senior reporter and television anchorperson.


Related Topix: Pakistan, World News

Weekday Magazine

Azerbaijan Arrests Prominent Journalist For Espionage

Rauf Mirkadyrov, a commentator for the independent Russian-language daily "Zerkalo," was taken into custody by security personnel at Baku's Heydar Aliyev airport on April 19 after being deported from Turkey, where he had lived with his family for the past three years.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Europe Travel, Turkey, World News, Middle East, Caucasus, Azerbaijan Travel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Israel places journalist under incommunicado confinement

OccupyTLV, April 16 - Judge Zaid Falah of the Haifa Magistrate Court issued on April 13, 2014, a Protocol and a Decision, remanding Majd Kayyal to confinement and interrogation.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News, Liberal Political News

Sunday Herald

Scots food journalist Derek Cooper dies, age 88

Mr Cooper was best known as the host of The Food Programme, a weekly radio programme he founded to celebrate and investigate the culinary world and first broadcast in 1979.


Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Paper produced by San Quentin inmates looking to grow

From a small trailer near an exercise yard full of honking geese, the men of the San Quentin News put out a paper they hope will reach beyond the gates of the prison where many of them are serving life sentences.


Related Topix: San Quentin, CA, Prison, Marin County, CA, UC Berkeley

Statesboro Herald

4 journalists held in Syra freed

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Francois Hollande, Turkey, Activism

Bellingham Herald

Laramie newspaper publisher to resign

His last day in Laramie is May 9. The newspaper reports he will still consult for the Boomerang while a search for his replacement is conducted.


The Winnipeg Free Press

Gunmen in Pakistan shoot famous television talk show host amid wave of journalist attacks

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country.


Related Topix: Pakistan, World News

Tring Today

Editor's comment: We're only as good as our readers...

After being so kindly introduced by editor Roger Hawes last week, I just wanted to say 'hello' and show my face so to speak to you readers.


Related Topix: Hertfordshire County, England

Malaysian National News Agency

Sakini Mohd Said, Model Of Humble And Dedicated Journalist

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 -- She is known at work as a humble and committed person, often clocking in long hours to ensure her articles are of the highest quality.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Southeast Asia

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Baird meets with detained journalist's family; Fahmy in Cairo prison since Dec.

Al-Jazeera English bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy, center, producer Baher Mohamed, center left, and correspondent Peter Greste, second right, stand in a courtroom along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 31, 2014.


Related Topix: Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi


A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is Love in the Time of Cholera .



Why is the U.S. government 'trolling' terrorists

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, in a still from an al Qaeda propaganda video released this week.


Related Topix: Internet Troll, Twitter, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News

The Modesto Bee

In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.


Related Topix: Insurance, Citizens, Media, PA, Activism

Cardiff Uni introduces 'computational journalism' Masters

Cardiff University is to introduce a new Computational Journalism Master's degree in September in a bid to supply the industry more journalists with coding abilities - so-called 'journo-coders'.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

New York Magazine

Why Data Journalism Really Is PartisanIt turns out that empiricism...

U.S. President Barack Obama visits with students in a 10th-grade microbiology class at Bladensburg High School on April 7, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's honored with 21 awards at Detroit journalism banquet

Crain's Detroit Business reporters and editors pose with some of the awards received Wednesday night at the Detroit Society of Professional Journalists annual awards banquet.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at age 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday Thursday, according to people close to his family.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature, South America, World News, Colombia, Hugo Chavez


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