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Last 2 journalists working for Australian media leave China

 The last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them and temporarily blocked their departures, marking a further twist in China's increasingly troubled relationship with the foreign media.

Portland protests set up clash between journalists, police

The beam of a police officer’s flashlight swept across a group of 15 people standing on the sidewalk in downtown Portland, Oregon, recording and taking photos of the nightly protests that have roiled the city for three months.

VOA journalists protest new US global media chief’s moves

A group of journalists at Voice of America is protesting moves made by the U.S.-funded outlet’s new chief that they say are endangering their colleagues and the international broadcaster’s credibility as a news source.

Court: Portland crowd control covers journalists, observers

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday temporarily lifted a lower court’s preliminary injunction on federal law enforcement officers’ use of force, threats and dispersal orders against journalists and legal observers working at Portland protests.

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

Intl journalist group: fewer media staff killed this year

Deaths among journalists killed in the line of duty are lower this year, but a journalism advocacy group said Monday that one reason appears to be that media workers are refraining from going to the most dangerous areas.

High school journalists were barred from a DeVos event. So they took her to task in an editorial.

The high school journalists were shut out of the roundtable, advertised as an “open press event,” because they had not sent in an RSVP to an invitation they had never received and didn’t realize was required. They penned an editorial flaying the education secretary and the Kentucky governor, accusing them of paying lip service to the needs of students while excluding them from the conversation.

State Dept. calls for journalist safety as Trump lashes out

The State Department said Friday that it will continue to seek a full investigation into the slaying of U.S.-based Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as it marked International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

Allan B. Steen: It’s time for the news media to fight back

Not many Americans have heard of the Society of Professional Journalists, though probably more than 95 percent of the men and women who make up America’s news media are members. However, I’d say less than 5 percent of America’s news consumers have ever heard of it. And we hear the term “news media” continuously, but without much thought, not realizing together it means the mediums of the newspaper, the magazine, radio and television. In the preamble to its Code of Ethics, the Society of Professional Journalism asks only of its members to remember that “public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.”

Ecuador president says journalists likely killed

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno returned home early from a regional summit Thursday amid unconfirmed reports that three press workers kidnapped along the increasingly conflictive border with Colombia have been slain.