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Gunmen Kill Somali Journalist in Mogadishu

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have shot and killed a Somali journalist working for an independent media outlet in the capital, Mogadishu. The Shabelle Media Network says broadcast journalist Abdihared Osman Adan was shot several times as he was leaving for work early Friday. He is the first journalist to be killed in 2013 in Somalia, Africa’s deadliest country […]

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Sharp Increase in Number of Journalists Killed in Line of Duty

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based group that promotes press freedom says combat-related deaths in Syria and “targeted” murders in three other countries have made 2012 one of the deadliest years on record for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists says as of mid-December, at least 67 journalists had been killed in direct relation to their work — a […]

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Russian News Host Shot Dead in North Caucasus

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A television news host in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus region has been shot to death, in the latest deadly attack in an area where Islamic militants are active. Russian officials said Thursday that 28-year-old Kazbek Gekkiyev was shot to death late Wednesday by unknown assailants. His colleagues at a regional branch of the state channel […]

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Greek Journalist to be Tried Again over Swiss Bank Lists

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Greek officials say a recently acquitted journalist will be tried again for publishing the names of thousands of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts. Authorities say a prosecutor has appealed a court’s November 1 acquittal of Costas Vaxevanis. The prosecutor believes the court’s decision was faulty. Vaxevanis faces at least two years in prison for publishing […]

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Somali Journalist Killed; 16th This Year

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have shot dead a Somali television reporter, the 16th journalist killed this year in Somalia. The National Union of Somali Journalists says Ahmed Farah Ilyas, a reporter for Universal TV, was gunned down late Tuesday in Las Anod district of Somalia’s Sool region. It says the 27-year-old was heading home when unidentified men opened […]

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Egyptian President Orders Journalist Freed from Jail

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has ordered a newspaper editor accused of insulting him freed from jail. Mr. Morsi Thursday decreed that no journalist shall be jailed for such alleged publishing-related crimes as libel and slander. It was his first presidential decree since taking law-making powers away from the military earlier this month. The president’s decision […]

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Well-Known Somali Journalist Killed

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have killed a well-known journalist in Somalia, which has become one of the most dangerous places for media professionals in the world. Unidentified assailants gunned down Yusuf Ali Osman, widely known as Farey, in the Dharkenely district of Mogadishu on Sunday. Osman, a past director of Radio Mogadishu, was working for Somalia’s Ministry of […]

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Azerbaijani Reporter Detained After Covering Anti-government Protests

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Azerbaijan have detained a photographer and blogger on charges of “hooliganism”, in another case activists link to the state repression of independent news media. Mehman Huseynov, who works for the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Security and is active in the social media, was detained in Baku on Tuesday evening. The 23-year-old photographer […]

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Montenegro Police Arrest Suspect in Reporter’s Attack

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Montenegro say they have detained a man suspected of severely beating a journalist last week in an attack that has drawn international condemnation. Police said Tuesday the reporter, Olivera Lakic, identified a 29-year-old man as the attacker. He was arrested late Monday. Lakic, a journalist with the daily newspaper Vijesti, was hospitalized with […]

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OSCE Condemns Attack on Montenegro Journalist

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is condemning the recent attack on a journalist in Montenegro. Olivera Lakic, a journalist with the daily newspaper Vijesti was beaten by unknown assailants outside of her home late Wednesday, leaving her hospitalized with a concussion. In a statement Thursday, OSCE representative Dunja Mijatovic said the attack […]

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