In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.
An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Members of a police task force, formed to investigate the killing of journalist Nilo Baculo Sr., were themselves respondents in criminal and civil suits filed by the crusading journalist in the past two decades, Baculo’s lawyer and family said on Thursday.
More than 20 journalists and media workers have been killed under the Aquino administration, based on the count of media watchdogs as of the end of May.
By Maricar Cinco
Slain journalist Nilo Baculo Sr. was working on a story allegedly involving a “big transaction” of illegal drugs inside the provincial jail before he was gunned down Monday afternoon in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, according to members of his family.