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Journalist Who Triggered Fall of Berlin Wall Dies
Journalist Who Triggered
Fall of Berlin Wall Dies

Journalist Who Triggered Fall of Berlin Wall Dies

Riccardo Ehrman's 1989 question prompted thousands to flock to wall

(Newser) - Italian journalist Riccardo Ehrman has died at age 92—32 years after he asked a question that changed the world. Ehrman was Italian news agency ANSA's East Berlin correspondent in the fall of 1989 as protests against the communist East German regime gathered steam. At a Nov. 9 press...

Freed American Journalist Speaks Out

Danny Fenster says he is relieved to be returning to the US from Myanmar

(Newser) - American journalist Danny Fenster, who was freed after nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, expressed relief that he on his way home ahead of his arrival in the United States on Tuesday. “I’m feeling all right physically,” a bearded Fenster, in baggy drawstring pants and...

US Journalist Gets 11 Years With Hard Labor in Myanmar
US Journalist Is Freed
From Prison in Myanmar

US Journalist Is Freed From Prison in Myanmar

Danny Fenster was sentenced days ago to 11 years

(Newser) - Update: American journalist Danny Fenster, sentenced only days ago to 11 years hard labor in Myanmar, has been freed and is on his way home, per the AP . Former US Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson said Fenster had been handed over to him in Myanmar and would return to...

Jailed for COVID Reporting, Zhang Zhan 'May Not Survive'

Family of Chinese citizen journalist say she's near death behind bars after hunger strike

(Newser) - Update: Hints that things had deteriorated for the Chinese citizen journalist put in prison for reporting on the coronavirus in Wuhan in early 2020 came over the summer . Now, more sobering news: Zhang Zhan's family says she is not far from dying after going on a hunger strike behind...

Nation Accepts Responsibility for Journalist's Gang Rape

International court finds Colombia tolerated, if not consented, to 2000 attack on Jineth Bedoya

(Newser) - Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya was kidnapped at gunpoint outside a prison in Bogota, where she'd expected to interview an imprisoned paramilitary leader in May 2000. It was the start of 16 hours of torture that would include a gang-rape, reports CBS News . "All I know is that I...

How to Deliver a Report on Skateboarding
Report Goes Viral

Journalist's Skateboarding Report Goes Viral

Detroit's Victor Williams gives it a personal touch

(Newser) - A new skate park in Detroit is offering free lessons, and suddenly a lot of people know about it. The reason? WDIV journalist Victor Williams' report from the skate park has gone viral—because he delivered it live while showing off his own skateboarding skills, reports the Detroit News . In...

Katie Couric Memoir Opens Up Can of Worms on RBG Interview

Journalist admits she edited out controversial remark on athletes who kneel to 'protect' Ginsburg

(Newser) - Katie Couric's memoir Going There is due out Oct. 26, though where she went within its pages has started a journalistic ethics firestorm. The controversy centers on a 2016 interview Couric had with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in which the Supreme Court justice, who died in September 2020, made some...

Taliban Makes a Vow to All Afghan Women

Officials say right to education will be protected, urge women to join government

(Newser) - An Afghan journalist showed her outrage Monday during a Pentagon press briefing, speaking of the fears of the Afghan people, especially women, now that the Taliban has marched on the capital. "I'm very upset today because Afghan woman didn't expect that overnight all the Taliban came,"...

He Spent a Decade Talking to the Nation
He Spent a
Decade Talking
to the Nation

He Spent a Decade Talking to the Nation

Longtime NPR journalist Neal Conan dies of brain cancer at 71

(Newser) - You may not have recognized his face, but you probably knew his voice . Neal Conan, who hosted the popular NPR show Talk of the Nation for 11 years until its 2013 end , died Tuesday at age 71. Conan's son, Connor, revealed the longtime radio journalist died of glioblastoma, a...

As Reporter Was Shot, 2 Suspicious Men Filmed Him

Police believe killers wanted video on Internet for 'maximum attention'

(Newser) - The killers of renowned crime reporter Peter R. de Vries may have wanted their own report on the crime, investigators in the Netherlands say. Police say two men seen on surveillance footage followed the 64-year-old from a studio to his car, took out their phones before he was shot on...

Murdered Journalist Aided in Alleged Gang Leader's Trial

Family announces death of Peter R. de Vries, adviser to a witness in the trial of Ridouan Taghi

(Newser) - Peter R. de Vries, the renowned Dutch crime reporter shot last week in a brazen attack in Amsterdam , has died, Dutch media reported Thursday. "Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle," RTL, the Dutch network that de Vries regularly worked for, cited a...

AP Admits It Mishandled Firing of Young Reporter
AP Admits It Mishandled
Firing of Young Reporter
the rundown

AP Admits It Mishandled Firing of Young Reporter

Emily Wilder's dismissal over social media posts forces a reckoning on policy

(Newser) - The Associated Press hired a young journalist out of Stanford at the beginning of this month, then fired her about two weeks later. But this was no ordinary personnel issue, and the dismissal of 22-year-old Emily Wilder is forcing a heated discussion in the industry about how news organizations handle...

Day After Dissident's 'Confession,' GF Makes Her Own

Sofia Sapega and Roman Protasevich are being held in Belarus after their plane was forced down

(Newser) - The girlfriend of Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protasevich has also been detained after their Ryanair plane was forced down Sunday by Belarus on its way to Lithuania from Athens. Per Sky News , 23-year-old Sofia Sapega, a Russian national, has now emerged in a "confessional" video , apparently filmed at a...

Iowa Journalist Arrested at BLM Protest Hears Her Fate

The case has been condemned as an attack on the freedom of the press

(Newser) - An Iowa journalist who was pepper sprayed, zip tied, and arrested at a Black Lives Matter demonstration last year has been found not guilty on charges of failure to disperse and interfering with police, CNN reports. Following the verdict, Des Moines Register reporter Andrea May Sahouri tweeted : “Acquitted,”...

NYT Drops Editor Criticized for Biden Tweet

Lauren Wolfe said he had 'chills' when his plane landed

(Newser) - "All I ever wanted to do was write. Not be written about," says journalist Lauren Wolfe—but she has been written about extensively since a Jan. 19 tweet in which she said she had "chills" seeing President Biden's plane land at Joint Base Andrews the day...

TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'
TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job.
Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'
in case you missed it

TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'

Nidhi Razdan of NDTV says she fell victim to a 'sophisticated and coordinated phishing attack'

(Newser) - Nidhi Razdan spent 21 years as the lead anchor of India's NDTV, which one might think would give her the chops to take on a position as an associate professor of journalism at Harvard. In fact, in June she said she was giving up her job to do that...

How He Got the Pentagon Papers: 'Monumental Duplicity'
Neil Sheehan Revealed All
Before He Died. It's Amazing
in case you missed it

Neil Sheehan Revealed All Before He Died. It's Amazing

'NYT' reporter revealed exactly how he got his hands on the Pentagon Papers

(Newser) - The intimate details on how New York Times journalist Neil Sheehan broke the story on the Pentagon Papers have never been revealed—until now. In 2015, Sheehan explained exactly what happened to a reporter, on the condition the story not be published until after his death , which happened Thursday. The...

She Broke News of Shkreli's Arrest, Left Husband for Him
Nobody Saw This Story
Coming About Martin Shkreli
in case you missed it

Nobody Saw This Story Coming About Martin Shkreli

Reporter covering him left her job and her husband after falling in love with 'Pharma Bro'

(Newser) - A story about "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is making the rounds on Monday, and it's a doozy. It's an interview in Elle with former Bloomberg journalist Christie Smythe, who broke the news of his arrest in 2015 and then began corresponding and meeting with Shkreli. Things, as...

Connie Chung Gets Super Candid About Time at ABC

Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer tried to 'put me down back in my little hole'

(Newser) - Retired news anchor Connie Chung is opening up about her years at ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN—not all of which were apparently enjoyable. Competition was fierce, Chung recalled on Thursday's episode of Los Angeles Magazine's "The Originals" podcast. Chung said she had to be on guard...

Insults Fly Between GOP Senator, Chinese Journalist

Chen Weihua calls Marsha Blackburn 'lifetime b----,' 'lowlife' after her tweet on China

(Newser) - John Ratcliffe isn't the only Republican going after China these days. The Hill lays out the chronology of a tiff this week between Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn and a Chinese journalist, starting with Blackburn's Thursday morning tweet thanking President Trump for banning cotton produced by forced Uighur labor....

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