Former 'Top Gear' host Clarkson apologises for Meghan column

  • January 17, 2023 09:32 AM AEDT | AFP
 Former 'Top Gear' host Clarkson apologises for Meghan column

287 Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson on Monday apologised for a much-criticised column he wrote in The Sun tabloid saying he hated Prince Harry's wife Meghan.Clarkson wrote in his apology that he sent his column to The Sun without reading it out to anyone  -- as he usually does -- and only realised later that what he wrote was "horrible". 

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TikTok CEO to meet EU regulators in Brussels

TikTok CEO to meet EU regulators in Brussels

  • January 10, 2023 09:28 AM AEDT | AFP

TikTok's chief executive will hold talks with top EU officials in Brussels on Tuesday as the West steps up its scrutiny of the Chinese-owned social media giant.The bloc's top official for enforcing digital regulation, Thierry Breton, will hold a video call with Chew on January 19 since he is in Spain this week.

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Iran frees lawyer of detained Amini journalists: media

Iran frees lawyer of detained Amini journalists: media

  • January 10, 2023 09:20 AM AEDT | AFP

Iran has released on bail a lawyer representing two detained journalists who reported Mahsa Amini's death that sparked nationwide unrest, local media reported Monday, after three weeks behind bars."Mohammad Ali Kamfirouzi was released on bail from Fashafouyeh prison" south of Tehran, ILNA news agency and reformist daily Shargh reported.

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Iran arrests journalist who interviewed inmates' families: media

Iran arrests journalist who interviewed inmates' families: media

  • January 07, 2023 02:55 AM AEDT | AFP

Iranian authorities have arrested a journalist who published interviews with families of death row inmates sentenced in connection with nationwide protests, the reformist daily Etemad said Friday.In recent weeks the journalist, the latest news worker to be arrested in Iran, interviewed several families of people sentenced to death over the protests.

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Senegalese journalist 'extremely strained' after hunger strike

Senegalese journalist 'extremely strained' after hunger strike

  • January 03, 2023 06:16 PM AEDT | AFP

A Senegalese journalist and prominent anti-government critic is "extremely strained" after a two-week hunger strike he launched in protest of his detention, his lawyer told AFP on Monday.He has been on a hunger strike since his latest imprisonment on December 20.

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Iranian journalist Samimi still imprisoned: family

Iranian journalist Samimi still imprisoned: family

  • January 03, 2023 04:41 AM AEDT | AFP

Iranian activist and journalist Keyvan Samimi remains in detention, his family told AFP on Monday, denying earlier press reports that he had been freed.On Monday, his family said Samimi was still serving his sentence in prison in Semnan, more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) east of the capital Tehran.

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Iranian dissident journalist released: media

Iranian dissident journalist released: media

  • January 02, 2023 03:45 AM AEDT | AFP

Iranian dissident journalist Keyvan Samimi, jailed in December 2020 for "plotting against national security", has been released, reformist daily Shargh reported on Sunday.Shargh did not specify the date of his release.

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Prominent Algeria journalist placed in pretrial detention

Prominent Algeria journalist placed in pretrial detention

  • December 30, 2022 11:04 AM AEDT | AFP

A prominent Algerian journalist was remanded in custody under a state security law, news outlets he directs reported Thursday.It added that he was being detained under a law relating to receiving "funds, donations or advantages... for carrying out or inciting acts" that threaten state security or "national unity".

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Bulgaria summons Russian envoy over 'wanted' journalist

Bulgaria summons Russian envoy over 'wanted' journalist

  • December 30, 2022 10:59 AM AEDT | AFP

Bulgaria on Thursday summoned Russia's ambassador "for explanations" after Moscow placed Bulgarian Christo Grozev, the executive director of the investigative website Bellingcat, on its list of wanted persons.After it began investigating Russia's military operations in Ukraine, Moscow declared Bellingcat organisation a "threat" that is "undesirable" on its territory.

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Prominent Algeria journalist detained

Prominent Algeria journalist detained

  • December 30, 2022 09:24 AM AEDT | AFP

A prominent Algerian journalist was remanded in custody under a state security law, news outlets he directs reported Thursday.It added that he was being detained under a law relating to receiving "funds, donations or advantages... for carrying out or inciting acts" that threaten state security or "national unity".

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Two killed in protest over Iraqi activist's prison sentence

Two killed in protest over Iraqi activist's prison sentence

  • December 08, 2022 03:50 AM AEDT | APNEWS

Local officials say two protesters have been killed in southern Iraq after security forces opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against a harsh prison sentence handed down against a young Iraqi activist over a Twitter post

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