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Gershkovich Has Another Bad Day in Russian Court

Moscow court refuses 'WSJ' reporter's appeal; he'll stay jailed through the end of June

(Newser) - Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will remain jailed on espionage charges until at least late June, after a Moscow court on Tuesday rejected his appeal that sought to end his pretrial detention. The 32-year-old US citizen has spent over a year behind bars. Last month, his arrest was extended...

Wall Street Journal's Front Page Has a Giant Block of Space

It's in tribute to journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has now been detained for a year by Russia

(Newser) - On the one-year anniversary of the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in Russia, the newspaper has paid tribute to him in unique fashion. Friday's front page has an enormous block of white space under the headline, "His Story Should Be Here" in all caps, reports...

A Smile Amid Grim News for Detained Reporter

Russia extended Evan Gershkovich's detention another 3 months

(Newser) - The first US journalist to be held by Russia on allegations of spying since 1986 saw his pretrial detention extended for a fifth time on Tuesday. Evan Gershkovich was ordered to remain in Moscow's Lefortovo Prison until June 30; the Wall Street Journal reporter has been there since March...

Haley Is Done for 2024, but It Wasn't a Waste
Haley 'Did a
Public Service'
by Running

Haley 'Did a Public Service' by Running

'Wall Street Journal' editorial board says her strong performance could set her up well for a 2028 run

(Newser) - Now that Nikki Haley has pulled out of the 2024 race, the pundits are analyzing whether she should've ever run in the first place. According to the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal , the answer seems to be a solid "yes." In an op-ed looking back...

Moscow Court Rejects Appeal of Gershkovich

'WSJ' reporter detained since March will continue to be imprisoned

(Newser) - A Moscow court ruled Tuesday to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies. As the AP reports, the Moscow City Court rejected an appeal against Gershkovich's detention filed by his lawyers, upholding an earlier ruling to keep him...

Michigan City Boosts Police Presence After WSJ Op-Ed

Column by Steven Stalinsky called Dearborn, Michigan, 'America's jihad capital'

(Newser) - Op-eds are known to occasionally provoke, but after a weekend column in the Wall Street Journal, a Michigan city now says it needs law enforcement to step in. The mayor of Dearborn, Abdullah Hammoud, announced in a Saturday social media post that police would be upping their presence at "...

Jolie: 'I Wouldn't Be an Actress Today'
Jolie: 'I Wouldn't
Be an Actress Today'

Jolie: 'I Wouldn't Be an Actress Today'

Actor talks to 'WSJ' about her kids, being a 'nepo baby,' and ... not so much about Brad Pitt

(Newser) - It's been more than seven years since the world first got wind of the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt split . Jolie has been generally reclusive during this time, with just a handful of recent interviews , but she's now opening up to the Wall Street Journal , revealing more tidbits about her...

Gershkovich's Detention Extended After 8 Months Behind Bars

'Wall Street Journal' reporter to remain in Russian custody until at least Jan. 30

(Newser) - A court in Moscow on Tuesday extended the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, arrested on espionage charges, until Jan. 30, Russian news agencies reported. The hearing took place behind closed doors because authorities say details of the criminal case against the American journalist are classified, the AP...

Gershkovich's Parents 'Optimistic' After Biden Chat

President says he's 'serious on a prisoner exchange' for detained 'WSJ' reporter in Russia

(Newser) - President Biden on Thursday said he's serious about pursuing a prisoner exchange for Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter who has been detained in Russia for more than 100 days, per the AP . The Kremlin earlier this month suggested that it was open to a possible prisoner exchange...

Journal Defends Its Role in Alito's Attack on ProPublica

Headline criticized investigation of justice before it was published

(Newser) - Journalists, especially the ones at ProPublica, are wondering how the Wall Street Journal could have criticized an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's possible ethics violations before the article had been published. Two ProPublica reporters had emailed questions to Alito on Friday with a request to reply by...

Russia Extends Detention of US Journalist by 3 Months
Jailed Journo
Shows 'Strength'
in Court Loss

Jailed Journo Shows 'Strength' in Court Loss

Russian court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, meaning he'll remain jailed for months

(Newser) - A Russian court has rejected Evan Gershkovich's appeal against pre-trial detention, meaning the Wall Street Journal reporter will remain jailed until at least Aug. 30. The decision came Tuesday in another closed-door hearing for the American accused of spying, though the ruling was broadcast to reporters in a separate...

Ahead of ProPublica Report, Alito Hits Back

Outlet reveals Supreme Court justice flew for free on billionaire's jet; Alito pens 'WSJ' op-ed about it

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito beat ProPublica to the punch Tuesday, publishing an op-ed that responded to questions about possible ethics violations before ProPublica had published its own report. But publish it did . The report describes how hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, who brought a high-stakes case before the nation'...

Investigation Finds Pedophile Network on Instagram

'Wall Street Journal' teams with academic researchers to show how easy it is to find

(Newser) - Instagram officially views the sexual exploitation of children as a "horrific crime," and a statement from parent company Meta insists it is "continuously investigating ways to actively defend against this behavior." A new investigation by the Wall Street Journal and academic researchers suggests the company needs...

WSJ Drops Honorifics Like 'Mr.' and 'Mrs.'

The paper already stopped using honorifics in other publications and sports reporting

(Newser) - In an evolution of journalism standards, high-profile news publications are modifying their editorial style when it comes to the use of honorifics. Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Emma Tucker announced Tuesday that from now on, the paper will only use honorifics in direct quotes and certain other exceptions, moving away from...

US Journalist Looks Calm as Russian Judge Denies Appeal

Evan Gershkovich must remain jailed on spying charges brought by Moscow

(Newser) - A Russian judge on Tuesday upheld the detention of jailed American journalist Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested on spying charges as part of a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on dissent and press freedom amid the war in Ukraine. He and the US government vehemently deny the allegations. A judge with the...

Passover Meals Nationwide Left One Empty Seat

Jews save place at Seders for Evan Gershkovich, 'WSJ' reporter jailed in Russia

(Newser) - Human rights groups and journalists are speaking out about Evan Gershkovich , the Wall Street Journal reporter detained last month in Russia on alleged spy charges. Now, members of the Jewish community are offering their own nod to the 31-year-old journalist, leaving an empty seat at their Seder, the traditional meal...

2 Views on the Case Against Trump
2 Views on the
Case Against Trump

2 Views on the Case Against Trump

For some, it's 'weaker' than expected. For others, it's 'more significant'

(Newser) - We finally have a look at the New York case against former President Trump and "there are few surprises, except perhaps astonishment that Mr. Bragg's case looks even weaker than we expected," writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board, which is left asking, "Where is the...

Arrest of Reporter Is 'Personally Painful' for Another

Ex-'NYT' public editor Margaret Sullivan puts 'human face' on Evan Gershkovich, held by Russia

(Newser) - The arrest in Russia of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has shaken journalists worldwide—hitting especially close to home for one in particular. Writing for the Guardian , former Washington Post media columnist and New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan describes the "personally painful" reaction she had to...

What We Know About Russia's Arrest of a US Journalist
What We Know About Russia's
Arrest of a US Journalist
the rundown

What We Know About Russia's Arrest of a US Journalist

Evan Gershkovich is accused of spying, a charge the 'Wall Street Journal' refutes

(Newser) - American journalist Evan Gershkovich is now the subject of news stories rather than the reporter of them. On Thursday, he became the first US journalist held as an alleged spy in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Here is what is known about his case:
  • Charges: Moscow says

Russia Security Agency Arrests Wall Street Journal Reporter

Evan Gershkovich is being held on espionage charges

(Newser) - Russia says it has arrested an American reporter on espionage charges for allegedly trying to obtain classified information. The FSB security agency, the main successor to the KGB, said Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich was "collecting information about one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex, which...

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