Alleged affair with same reporter wrecks homes of two UK MPs

A 36-year-old Westminster reporter, Serena Cowdy, is allegedly at the centre of a love triangle between two members of the British Parliament. The marriages of top politicians Stewart Hosie and Angus MacNeil are on the rocks after they are said to have both had affairs with the same journalist. Mr Hosie, 53, the deputy party… Read More Alleged affair with same reporter wrecks homes of two UK MPs

Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Two prominent Turkish journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who was unscathed in the shooting, was given five years and 10… Read More Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Egypt’s journalists protest raid of press syndicate

Egyptian riot police have cordoned off the headquarters of the journalists’ union and limited access to the building in an escalating standoff following a raid on the premises and the arrest of two journalists. Hundreds of journalists rallied on the steps outside the union headquarters on Wednesday, chanting “Journalism is not a crime!” and demanding… Read More Egypt’s journalists protest raid of press syndicate

Two arrested as police raid press syndicate in Egypt

Egyptian police have stormed the press syndicate in Cairo and arrested two journalists critical of the government, a syndicate official and reporters said in what the union called an unprecedented crackdown. The interior ministry denied officers stormed the press labour union building, a traditional spot in downtown Cairo to stage protests, but confirmed some of… Read More Two arrested as police raid press syndicate in Egypt

Baltimore police shoots teenager, assault journalists on anniversary day of extra-judicial killing of Freddie Gray

A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica handgun was shot and wounded on the anniversary of mass protests sparked by a black man’s death in police custody, police said. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told reporters near the scene of Wednesday’s shooting that two officers spotted the teenager carrying what appeared to be a firearm, identified… Read More Baltimore police shoots teenager, assault journalists on anniversary day of extra-judicial killing of Freddie Gray

Popular Bangladeshi journalist, Shafik Rehman gets arrested

Notable journalist, opinion maker and former editor of the daily Jaijaidin, has been picked up by plainclothesmen. Best known for his incisive criticism of the government during General Ershad’s dictatorship through his weekly column, Shafik Rehman has come to be known as a sympathiser and an informal adviser of the main political opposition BNP. Claiming… Read More Popular Bangladeshi journalist, Shafik Rehman gets arrested