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Palestinian journalist dies after being shot by Israeli forces

Palestinian journalist shot dead by Israelis

A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during a mass demonstration along the Gaza border has died of his wounds.

Yaser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, was shot in the stomach in Khuza'a in the south of the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

Murtaja, 30, was hit despite wearing a blue flak jacket marked with the word "press", indicating he was a journalist.

Hosam Salem, a photographer at the scene of the incident, told Al Jazeera on Friday that he witnessed Murtaja drop to the ground after being shot by Israeli forces.


Trump mocks American press during press conference with Baltic leaders

Trump trashes press in front of Baltic leadersPesident Trump during a press conference Tuesday mocked the American press, telling the president of Latvia to pick a "Baltic reporter" to ask a question.

"Pick a reporter, please," Trump said to Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis during the press conference with leaders of Baltic nations.

"A Baltic reporter ideally. Real news, not fake news."


Kidnapped journalists appeal to Ecuador's president in video

Journalists kidnapped in Ecuador appeal to presidentJournalists kidnapped a week ago along Ecuador's increasingly conflictive border with Colombia have appeared in a video appealing to Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno.

In the 22-second proof-of-life video, the three men, chained together at their necks, relayed their captors' demands that Moreno release three unidentified combatants and end anti-narcotics cooperation with Colombia in exchange for their freedom.

"President Lenin Moreno, our life is in your hands," Javier Ortega said in the video.


Dan Rather Has Scathing Words For Sinclair News Anchors Reading ‘Propaganda’

Dan RatherRenowned former CBS news anchor Dan Rather chimed in on the disturbing story that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of more than 170 U.S. TV stations, had forced its local news outlets to read the same script decrying “false news.”

“News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, words meant to obscure the truth not elucidate it, isn’t journalism,” Rather tweeted on Monday.  He went on to call the practice “Orwellian” and “propaganda.”



Trump campaign manager calls for CNN's Acosta to have his press credentials revoked

Jim Acosta attacked by Trump aidePresident Trump’s 2020 campaign manager is calling for Jim Acosta to be stripped of his press credentials after the CNN White House correspondent questioned Trump during the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

Brad Parscale shared an article from The Daily Caller, which reported that Acosta “yelled at Trump” during the event.

Parscale said in his tweet that he thinks it is time for Acosta to “get a suspension for breaking protocol.”

“He continues to embarrass himself and @CNN,” Parscale wrote. “Pull his credentials for each incident.”


Trump defends Sinclair Broadcasting after anchor-promo dustup

Trump defends Sinclain after coordinated anti media feed

President Donald Trump on Monday morning defended Sinclair Broadcasting after the company came under fire for requiring local news anchors to read promotional material alleging bias from other media organizations.

“So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke,“ the president tweeted Monday morning.


Laura Ingraham announces ‘vacation’ after feud with David Hogg escalates

Ingraham announced she was taking a pre-planned break with her children for Easter after Hogg successfully rallied his social media following and pressured companies to pull their advertising dollars from “The Ingraham Angle.”

"I hope she uses this time to reflect not only on how she treated me but so many others like the students at Dartmouth or even people like Lebron James," Hogg told the Daily News in response to Ingraham's announcement.


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