Journalists Ask Panel to Revive Claims Over Prison Riot

Several members of the news media, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, argued before the Sixth Circuit on Thursday in hopes of reviving their constitutional claims against the Ohio Department of Correction, which blocked interviews with inmates involved in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot for over 20 years.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reporter Accuses Police of Excessive Force

A journalist arrested and jailed for 13 hours after covering street protests arising from the 2011 shooting of a black man sued St. Louis and several officers, claiming they pepper-sprayed and assaulted him even though he did nothing wrong and clearly identified himself as a member of the press.

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Germany Pushes for Release of Journalist in Turkish Prison

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for a fair and speedy trial for a German-Turkish journalist, who marks one year in a Turkish prison on Wednesday. His call comes amid indications by Turkey’s prime minister that there may soon be movement in the high-profile case that has become a major irritant in the two countries’ relations.

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