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U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

Afghan journalists face more threats as violence spreads

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan journalists say they are facing more risks than ever as both insurgents and unscrupulous government officials increasingly threaten, assault, and even murder reporters.

Philippines' Duterte denounced for defending killing of some journalists

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine media groups denounced President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday for saying journalists were being killed because they were corrupt and "you are not exempted from assassination if you are a son of a bitch".

Journalists slam Sarawak Report for twisting facts about Murum tour

KUCHING: The Kuching Division Journalists Association (KDJA) and Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA), Sarawak Branch have accused Sarawak Report of indulging in gutter journalism.

Pakistan centre to help traumatized journalists, but stigma attached

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Death threats, bombings and getting attacked is part of the job for many Pakistani journalists but they say one of the biggest barriers to seeking counselling to help cope is the stigma that they need it - and others in the business talking about it.

Journalists held for boycotting Sudan inauguration

JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Nine journalists working for state-run media have been detained for nearly a week because they did not cover the inauguration of Salva Kiir, president of Sudan's semi-autonomous south, a media activist and a government source said on Thursday.

2012 deadliest year on record for journalists

PARIS (Reuters) - More journalists were killed doing their job in 2012 than in any year since monitoring started 17 years ago, with Syria and Somalia seeing a particularly heavy toll, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday.

U.N. issues plea to protect journalists in war zones

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday a resolution urging all armies and insurgent groups to protect journalists working in war zones.

Zam: We will not force journalists

The Government is still studying the proposal to form a Media Council and will only establish it with the agreement of journalists.

Myanmar says probe of two Reuters journalists almost finished, court case to follow

YANGON (Reuters) - A spokesman for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday he had been informed that the police had almost completed their investigation of two Reuters journalists arrested over a week ago, after which a court case against them would begin.