• The Volkswagen logo is pictured at a dealership in Mumbai, India, September 22, 2015. The scandal engulfing Volkswagen, which has admitted cheating diesel vehicle emissions tests in the United States, spread on Tuesday as South Korea said it would conduct its own investigation and a French minister called for an EU-wide probe.  REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade  - RTX1RTW9
    September 23, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced his resignation in the wake of a scandal over diesel cars that were rigged to pass pollution tests, but denied personal wrongdoing. Also, imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed received presidential pardons and were released from prison in Cairo. Continue reading

  • WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, tweeted this image of its reporter and cameraman who were killed Wednesday morning during a live TV report.
    August 26, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead by a former co-worker during an interview Wednesday morning. The gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan, shot himself after a highway chase. Also, James Holmes was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole for his deadly 2012 attack on a Colorado movie theater. Continue reading

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    February 12, 2015  

    With a court ruling that two Al Jazeera journalists who were imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year will be released on bail, Judy Woodruff looks at a new survey of press freedom and abuses around the world. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner speaks with Ali Rezaian, brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been jailed in Iran on secret charges since July. Continue reading

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    January 7, 2015  

    Life today is defined by the accessibility and consumption of constant information. Yet journalists, the people who long had a monopoly on that information, are more vulnerable than ever. Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, examines the causes behind the growing dangers in his new book, “The New Censorship.” He joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation. Continue reading

    June 23, 2014  

    The controversial convictions of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt are among the most high-profile cases in a general crackdown on dissent. Jeffrey Brown talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Michael Hanna of the The Century Foundation about the geopolitics behind the convictions and shifting U.S. policy toward Egypt. Continue reading

    June 23, 2014  

    The Egyptian court where Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were convicted on terrorism charges broke into pandemonium when their jail sentences were announced. Jeffrey Brown reports the trial was widely dismissed by Western officials and rights groups as a sham and a threat to press freedoms. Continue reading

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    An Associated Press photographer was shot and killed Friday and an AP reporter was wounded when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan, the AP reports. The two were on assignment covering the country’s upcoming presidential election. Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a Pulitzer Prize winning German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP Television News freelancer who witnessed the shooting. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013  

    According to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Egyptians have had a "surprisingly muted" response to news that deposed leader Hosni Mubarak may be released. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about the killing of Muslim Brotherhood detainees by the government and pressures for journalists covering the turmoil. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2013  

    Chinese government censors forced journalists at a Guangzhou newspaper in southern China to replace an editorial calling for political reform with a tribute to the Communist Party. Ray Suarez reports on the response by the journalists who went on strike to protest suppression of free speech. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2012  

    In addition to arresting activists, the Iranian government has also targeted the people who would defend them and tell their stories. Reporting in affiliation with the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED, Spencer Michels looks at cases of Iranian attorneys and journalists charged with acting against national security. Continue reading

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