US demands Myanmar release detained journalists, protesters

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained. The White House called the situation, including the arrest of an Associated Press journalist, “troubling” and of … Read more

Libya authorities free journalists detained after PM presser

[ad_1] CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in western Libya on Sunday released two local journalists who had been detained in the capital last week following a news conference with the prime minister. Libyan television journalist Ziyad al-Warfali and a video journalist disappeared after the conference with newly appointed Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah late Thursday. … Read more

2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protest

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus on Thursday sent two female journalists to prison on charges of violating public order after they covered a protest against the nation’s authoritarian president. The court in the Belarusian capital of Minsk handed two-year sentences to Katsiaryna Bakhvalava, 27, who goes by the name Andreyeva, and … Read more