Kurt Westergaard, 86, Dies; His Muhammad Cartoon Sparked Outrage

A caricature that many Muslims considered blasphemous prompted a debate over free speech and a massacre at the offices of a Paris magazine. The post Kurt Westergaard, 86, Dies; His Muhammad Cartoon Sparked Outrage appeared first on https://www.nytimes.com

Belarus Faces New Joint Sanctions From Western Countries

The European Union, United States, Britain and Canada joined on Monday to expand sanctions on Belarus, in response to the forced landing of a flight and detention of an opposition journalist by Belarus last month. The post Belarus Faces New Joint Sanctions From Western Countries appeared first on https://www.nytimes.com

WAPO CEO: Biden’s attack on freedom of press ‘alarming’

File- The Washington Post building is pictured. (Charles Dharapak / AP Photo) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 7:29 AM PT – Monday, June 7, 2021 The CEO of the Washington Post is sounding the alarm on Joe Biden’s attack against the First Amendment. On Sunday, Fred Ryan said the Department of Justice’s […]

Zimbabwe Authorities Arrest Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance journalist for The Times who is based in Harare, was being held on charges of violating the country’s immigration laws. His lawyers say the accusation is spurious. The post Zimbabwe Authorities Arrest Local Reporter Working for The New York Times appeared first on https://www.nytimes.com

Belarus Is Isolated as Other Countries Move to Ban Flights

The extraordinary forced landing of a commercial flight with a Belarusian dissident aboard escalated into one of the biggest flare-ups in East-West tensions in recent years. The post Belarus Is Isolated as Other Countries Move to Ban Flights appeared first on https://www.nytimes.com

Ethiopia Expels New York Times Reporter

The government gave no explanation for the expulsion of the reporter, Simon Marks, who had extensively reported about the war and human rights abuses in the Tigray region. The post Ethiopia Expels New York Times Reporter appeared first on https://www.nytimes.com

Pakistani Journalist Is Shot After Criticizing the Military

The journalist, Absar Alam, survived the attack, but it sent a new chill through a media industry that has come under heavy pressure from the military and government. The post Pakistani Journalist Is Shot After Criticizing the Military appeared first on https://www.nytimes.com