Islamic State threatens to behead Iraqi journalist: RSF

An Iraqi journalist has been kidnapped by Islamic State militants who are threatening to behead him if he refuses to work for them, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned today.

IS video shows dozens of Yazidis converting to Islam

The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation, based in Iraq and Syria, Thursday released a video showing dozens of members of the Yazidi minority religious community converting to Islam.

Islamic State biggest threat to our profession: Scribe panel

In a statement, the CPJ stressed that the members of the Islamic State who murdered freelance US journalist Foley "use violence and intimidation to silence all independent reporting in the areas they control".

Journalist attempts suicide in Muzaffarnagar

A local TV channel journalist attempted suicide here alleging inaction by police in a complaint lodged by him, police said on Monday.

Pakistani dailies pay tribute to Majid Nizami

Pakistani newspapers Sunday paid tributes to veteran journalist Majid Nizami, who died Saturday in a hospital in Lahore. He expressed his strong views against India`s nuclear tests and the Kashmir issue.

Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.

Woman journalist found dead in Ghaziabad apartment

A woman journalist working with the Rajya Sabha Television was found dead at her residence here in mysterious circumstances, police said Tuesday.

Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines-born immigration activist who has lived in the US illegally since he was a child, has been released by US Border Patrol agents after they detained him at a Texas airport.

Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in political drama `Truth`

Veteran actor-director Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett will reportedly star as Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes in political drama `Truth`.

Iranian journalist sentenced to two years and 50 lashes

Iranian journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli reported to Evin prison on Tuesday to serve a two-year sentence and receive 50 lashes over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda, sources close to the journalist said.

Liberia journalist arrested after criticising President

The editor of a Liberian newspaper critical of the government and family of president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been arrested, a police source said on Thursday.

Pakistani journalist`s residence damaged in bomb attack

The residence of the bureau chief of a private news organisation was damaged in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, media reported Wednesday.

Uzbekistan fines journalist for `threatening order`

A court in Uzbekistan on Saturday fined an independent journalist for "spreading panic" and working without accreditation.

Rooney Mara to play journalist in true-story inspired movie

`The Girl Will The Dragon Tattoo` star Rooney Mara is set to play the role of a captured journalist in Annapurna Pictures` adaptation of `A House In The Sky`.

Somaliland sentences 2 journalists to 3 years in jail

Two journalists in northern Somalia`s self-declared independent Somaliland region have been sentenced to three years in jail for false reports and defaming the government, reports have said, as rights groups condemned the sentence.

Somali journalist killed in bomb attack

A Somali journalist died in Mogadishu Saturday after a bomb believed to have been attached to his car was remotely detonated, police and witnesses said.

Egypt to release journo on hunger strike

Egypt has ordered the release of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of jail time - a third of that on hunger strike - without any charges against him.

Egypt to release reporter on hunger strike

Egypt`s top prosecutor has ordered the release of a journalist who has been on hunger strike for more than four months to protest his prolonged detention without charges or trial.

Journalist N Ramachandran dead

Veteran journalist and editorial advisor of `Kerala Kaumudi`, N Ramachandran, has passed away, his family said.

Russian journalist`s killers get life sentences

A duo who killed a Russian journalist in 2006 was given life sentences by a court in Moscow, media reported Monday.