News agency Reuters names Alessandra Galloni as its next editor-in-chief

Reuters News has named one of its top editors, Alessandra Galloni, as its next editor-in-chief, the first woman to lead the globe-spanning news agency in its 170-year history. A native of Rome, Galloni, 47, will replace Stephen J. Adler, who is retiring this month after leading the newsroom for the past decade. Under his leadership,… Read More News agency Reuters names Alessandra Galloni as its next editor-in-chief

Ethiopian police arrests Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu

A Reuters cameraman, Kumerra Gemechu, was arrested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday and will be kept in custody for at least two weeks, his family said. He has not been charged. No reason was provided to the family for Thursday’s arrest. Kumerra, 40, has worked for Reuters as a freelance cameraman for… Read More Ethiopian police arrests Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu

Sudanese authorities release detained Reuters, AFP journalists

​Sudanese authorities on Monday released a Reuters journalist and an Agence France-Presse (AFP) reporter who were detained w1hile covering protests in Khartoum on Wednesday last week. Reuters regained contact with its Sudanese reporter, Khalid Abdelaziz, on Monday evening for the first time since before his arrest. He said he had not been mistreated, and was… Read More Sudanese authorities release detained Reuters, AFP journalists

Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP journalists covering protests in Khartoum

​Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said. Reuters last had contact with its stringer early on Wednesday before he went to report on the demonstrations, which resulted in clashes between police and… Read More Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP journalists covering protests in Khartoum

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The Ministry of Information said in a… Read More Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar