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Source: Reuters

Backstory: Covering the Carlos Ghosn saga - Japanese 'burasagari'...

Thursday 09:56 GMT

From a 14-hour wait outside Tokyo’s main jail on Christmas Day to a momentous photograph filed from the top of a step-ladder, covering the Carlos Ghosn story has mostly been about mastering the art of Japanese stakeout journalism.

Such vigils were an important part of Reuters coverage in the days following the arrest in November of Ghosn, the former head of Nissan Motor Co.. Learning the craft of burasagari - literally “hanging onto,” conjuring up the image of a scrum of journalists clinging to a source - is a rite of passage for many young Japanese reporters, photographers and video journalists.

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Source: BBC

Lyra McKee 'was planning engagement'

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

Lyra McKee revealed plans to propose to her partner Sara just hours before she was murdered, a friend told mourners at her funeral.

Ms McKee's sister, Nicola Corner, told mourners: "In the words of Lyra herself, we must change our own world, one piece at a time. "She made me put a date in my diary for the wedding in Donegal in 2022 and gave me strict instructions to wear my kilt, which she always wanted to borrow, adorn it with some Harry Potter, and to find or re-find my own version of Sara."

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Source: Fox News

NBA star Russell Westbrook was most difficult athlete to deal with, journalist says

Thursday 15:25 GMT

But in addition to Westbrook's continuing feud with The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel, a reporter with The Athletic agreed the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard was the most difficult athlete she's ever dealt with.

The feud between Westbrook and Tramel dates back at least to 2015, when Westbrook bluntly told the columnist, “I just don’t like you.”. "I just feel that we have to be very careful as a league," Kerr said, according to The Athletic. "We're in a good place right now.

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Source: Reuters

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it would delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after reviewers discovered problems with the display, a hit to the reputation of the world’s largest handset maker.

Last week, reviewers started posting problems with the device on Twitter, but as of Friday the company did not know the root cause of the screen defects, according to Patrick Moorhead, founder of Moor Insights & Strategy, who said he was in direct contact with the company.

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Source: DW

Lyra McKee: Murdered journalist honored at Northern Ireland funeral

Thursday 12:40 GMT

Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist who was shot dead by a New IRA gunman in Northern Ireland last week, was honored by hundreds of mourners and political leaders at a funeral in Belfast on Wednesday.

Ahead of the funeral, representatives from Northern Ireland's six main political parties released a rare joint statement condemning McKee's death. "It was a pointless and futile act to destroy the progress made over the last 20 years, which has the overwhelming support of people everywhere," the statement said.

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Source: The Guradian

Broadcaster says NBA coach Luke Walton laughed at her during alleged assault

Thursday 12:39 GMT

Tennant said Walton continued to harass her after he became coach of the Lakers and she was working as a broadcaster in Los Angeles for Spectrum SportsNet and SportsNet LA.

Tennant alleges that Walton attacked her when he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, which was from 2014 to 2016. Tennant said Walton, whom she considered to be a longtime friend and mentor, had written the foreword to a 2014 book she had written.

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Source: Global News

Irish leaders joined by UK’s Theresa May at funeral for Lyra McKee, journalist shot dead in Derry riot

Thursday 12:39 GMT

Mourners wearing colorful Harry Potter scarves and Marvel superhero shirts were joined by the leaders of Britain and Ireland Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week.

‘New IRA’ blamed for fatal shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland riot. U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and the leaders of Northern Ireland’s Catholic and Protestant political parties also attended the service at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.

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Source: The Guradian

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

The supreme court of Myanmar has denied the appeal of the two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for their reporting on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

The earlier failed appeal to the supreme court cited lack of proof of a crime and evidence that the pair were set up by police. The ruling in September sparked widespread condemnation, including from US vice president Mike Pence, who asked leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to intervene.

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Source: Global News

Woman arrested over fatal shooting of Irish journalist Lyra McKee

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

The Northern Ireland Police Service said Tuesday they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.

‘New IRA’ blamed for fatal shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland riot. In a statement issued Tuesday to the Irish News, the New IRA offered “full and sincere” apologies to McKee’s family and friends. The group said the 29-year-old journalist was killed during Thursday night’s unrest “while standing beside enemy forces” — a reference to the police.

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Source: Fox News

Woman arrested under anti-terror laws over slaying of journalist, 'New IRA' says sorry for the murder in letter

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

A woman has been arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland as the paramilitary group responsible for the attack issued a statement apologizing for the slaying.

The New IRA is a small group of republicans who reject the 1998 Good Friday agreement that marked the Irish Republican Army's embrace of a political solution to the long-running violence known as "The Troubles" that claimed more than 3,700 lives.

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Source: The Guradian

Why is the US news media so bad at covering climate change?

Tuesday 15:26 GMT

To that end, The Nation and CJR are launching Covering Climate Change: A New Playbook for a 1.5-Degree World, a project aimed at dramatically improving US media coverage of the climate crisis.

The US mainstream news media, unlike major news outlets in Europe and independent media in the US, have played a big part in getting it wrong for many years. It’s an enormous challenge, and if we don’t get it right, nothing else will matter.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte