Every Crime has a Face, Says Ukrainian Journalist Hunting War Criminals

Before the Russian invasion, Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Replyanchuk spent his days unearthing corruption, often among judges and law enforcement. Now the Kyiv-based journalist who works for the independent media website Slidstvo.Info uses his investigative reporting skills to expose war crimes and atrocities. Every crime has a face, Replyanchuk told VOA. “War criminals who executed civilians … Read more

With One Bullet ‘They Killed Many Persons,’ Says Friend of Slain Journalist

washington —  Excited about an upcoming vacation, Najwan Simri texted into the early hours of May 11 with her friend Shireen Abu Akleh. They had weekend plans for a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, taking in the sights and some shopping. The two friends, who met while working for the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, spoke about … Read more

Palestinians Outraged Over Israeli Police Behavior at Journalist Funeral

The shooting death of longtime Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a firefight in Jenin between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen, continues to reverberate around the world. Palestinians are sure Abu Akleh was killed intentionally by the soldiers; Israel says it’s not clear who was responsible and has called for a joint investigation.  The clashes … Read more

Foreign journalist fined for illegal freelancing with news publishers

SINGAPORE: A foreign journalist was on Tuesday (May 17) fined S$6,500 for doing freelance work without a valid work pass. Calum Arthur Alistair Stuart, 36, pleaded guilty to one charge under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. Another similar charge was considered for sentencing. The two co-accused who engaged his services – Refinitiv Asia and … Read more

Catholic Leader Blasts Israeli Conduct at Al Jazeera Journalist Funeral

Jerusalem —  The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa told reporters at St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem that Friday’s incident, … Read more

Independent Probe Points to Israeli Fire in Journalist Death

As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes. One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who said she was killed by Israeli fire. The outcome of these investigations could help … Read more

Outcry After Israel Police Beat Mourners at Journalist Funeral

JERUSALEM —  The U.S. and EU led an international outcry Saturday after Israeli police charged the funeral procession in Jerusalem of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and beat pallbearers who almost dropped her coffin. Thousands of people packed Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday for the burial of the veteran Al Jazeera journalist, two days after … Read more

Israeli Police Beat Mourners at Funeral of Slain Palestinian Journalist

jerusalem —  Israeli police charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, before thousands led her casket through Jerusalem’s Old City in an outpouring of grief and anger over her killing. Packed around Abu Akleh’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some waving Palestinian flags and chanting, “With our … Read more

Hermit, Martyr and Journalist Among New Catholic Saints

VATICAN CITY —  A Frenchman murdered in the desert, a Dutch priest killed in a Nazi concentration camp and an Indian lay convert are among 10 new saints being created by Pope Francis on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people from around the world are expected in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican for the … Read more