- Several journalists say US border agents questioned them about migrant coverage
- Pakistani journalist arrested for critical Twitter posts
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- Russia investigates reporter, seizes property over allegations of "justifying terrorism"
- CPJ holds presser outside White House, calls on Trump administration to reveal its findings on Khashoggi murder
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- Ugandan authorities arrest BBC journalists investigating black market drug sales
- CPJ calls on Jammu and Kashmir police to drop charges against journalist
- Two radio journalists shot and killed in northern Afghanistan
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- RSF, CPJ call on Nicaragua to release two journalists held on terrorism charges
- Two journalists arrested on arrival at Cairo airport
- Death threats against Swiss journalist
- Austria’s far-right launches new attack on public broadcaster
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OPC Calls for Release of Journalists Arrested in Belfast
NEW YORK, August 31, 2018—The Overseas Press Club of America called on police in the United Kingdom to release two British journalists who were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing confidential documents.
According to The Washington Post, two men were arrested in Belfast for allegedly stealing documents from Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman. The paper said filmmaker Alex Gibney tweeted that Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey had been detained. McCaffrey and Birney worked on Gibney’s 2017 documentary “No Stone Unturned” about a 1994 massacre in the village of Loughinisland southeast of Belfast.
The Overseas Press Club is an international association of journalists based in New York City that works to encourage the highest standards in journalism, to educate the next generation of foreign correspondents and to promote international press freedom and the well-being of colleagues in the field.