British Times Journalist Named UN Communications Chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed Alison Smale, a veteran foreign correspondent and editor who has reported major stories for nearly 40 years, as the United Nations’ new communications chief.

Alison Smale

Turkey Releases Dutch Journalist Arrested While Covering Kurds

No sooner did the Turkish government release two British reporters for Vice News, arrested while covering clashes between police and the militant youth wing of the Kurdish PKK party, than they arrested a Dutch reporter working in the Kurdish region of Turkey.


Turkey Arrests Vice Journalists on Charges of Working with ISIS

A plethora of NGOs and civil society groups have demanded that Turkey release two British journalists, along with their driver and translator, who were imprisoned on Thursday for “engaging in acts on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIS).

The Associated Press