Trump praises Gianforte for assault on Guardian reporter: ‘He’s my guy’

President’s comments at Montana rally in praise of violence against US journalist come amid international outcry over Khashoggi Ed Pilkington in Missoula @edpilkington Donald Trump has praised Greg Gianforte, the Congress member from Montana, for violently attacking a Guardian reporter, saying that someone who performs a body slam is “my guy”. Trump described in glowing terms the physical assault that occurred on 24 May 2017 when Ben Jacobs, the Guardian’s political correspondent, Read more [...]

Pakistani reporter gunned down by drug traffickers

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s murder of a young Pakistani newspaper reporter who dared to violate the code of silence surrounding drug trafficking, and calls on the country’s authorities to create a mechanism for protecting journalists. Sohail Khan was gunned down by two men in Haripur district, 60 km north of Islamabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, shortly after filing a request for protection at the Haripur district police station because of the Read more [...]

Delhi court takes cognisance of defamation case filed by ex-minister MJ Akbar against journalist over MeToo allegation

The former minister in his petition said journalsit Priya Ramani “intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious” allegations to harm the editor-turned-politician’s reputation. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times, New Delhi A Delhi court on Thursday agreed to hear the defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment. The Patiala House Court will examine statements of MJ Akbar and other Read more [...]