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13 February 2015

It's another "troika" bound up in Greece's debt drama, with their own set of torments. The three Greek reporters assigned to the International Monetary Fund in Washington are supposed to cover dispassionately what the Fund says. ...

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12 February 2015

Press freedom groups and international news organizations, including Agence France-Presse, unveiled on Thursday new safety guidelines to protect freelance journalists following a series of high-profile kidnappings and murders in conflict zones. ...

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12 February 2015

Being president of the United States is not all drone strikes and crisis meetings. Occasionally you get to have a bit of fun. ...

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12 February 2015

South Sudanese security forces have arrested a leading journalist for reportedly trying to cover a protest amid warnings of a growing press crackdown, colleagues and rights groups said Thursday. ...

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12 February 2015

An image of a gay couple locked in a tender embrace on Thursday won the prestigious World Press Photo award, highlighting the plight of sexual minorities in Russia, judges said. ...

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12 February 2015

A Japanese journalist accused the government of muzzling the press Tuesday after officials confiscated his passport to stop him from travelling to war-torn Syria. ...

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12 February 2015

Here is a ranking of 180 countries and territories evaluated by the Paris-based media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for press freedom in its latest annual report, from best to worst: 1. Finland 2. Norway 3. Denmark 4. ...

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12 February 2015

Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released Thursday. ...

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12 February 2015

Bob Simon, an award-winning war reporter and longtime correspondent for famed US news magazine "60 Minutes," died in a car accident Wednesday. He was 73. ...

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11 February 2015

Paris City Hall on Wednesday decided to launch a lawsuit over reports by US news channel Fox News that there were "no-go zones" in the French capital that police and non-Muslims avoid. ...

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