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Somali Journalist Shot and Killed

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A prominent journalist in Somalia has been shot and killed in the capital, Mogadishu. A spokesman for the east African country’s Horn Cable TV said Abdisalam Sheikh Hussein was shot in the head by a man wearing a Somali government uniform. A government spokesman is quoted as saying there will be an investigation into the […]

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Rwanda Journalist Killed in Uganda

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda say a Rwandan journalist has been shot and killed at a bar in Kampala. Police say Charles Ingabire, the editor of the online publication Inyenyeri News, was killed in the early hours of Thursday by an unknown assailant. Officials say Ingabire had fled from Rwanda to Uganda for political reasons. He was […]

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Journalists Stabbed to Death in Ukraine’s Capital

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian photojournalist has been killed in the capital, Kyiv, in what the official media describe as a personal conflict. Vitaliy Rozvadovsky, a reporter with the Ukrainian weekly 2000, died hours after an assailant stabbed him at the entrance to the stairway of a Kyiv building. Officials say the murder does not appear to be […]

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Nigerian Islamists Claim Killing of Journalist

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian Islamist sect has claimed responsibility for the killing of a state television cameraman. A spokesman for Boko Haram said in a statement Tuesday the group killed Zakariyya Isa because he was spying on them for Nigerian security services. The spokesman said information provided by Isa led to the arrest of many Boko Haram […]

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State Journalist Killed in Northern Nigeria

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have killed a state media employee in a northern Nigerian city, where Muslim fundamentalists have carried out a series of deadly attacks. Authorities said Sunday that Zakariyya Isa, a cameraman with the state-run Nigerian Television Authority, died in Maiduguri after being shot the night before. He was attacked soon after leaving a mosque. There […]

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Militants ‘Unconditionally’ Release Journalist in NW Pakistan

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Militants in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt have released a local journalist they held hostage for more than two months. Officials in North Waziristan say masked gunmen kidnapped Rehmatullah Darpakhel on August 11 in Miranshah, the tribal agency’s main town. He was released Wednesday without conditions. While no one claimed responsibility for the journalist’s abduction, the […]

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Gambian Official Urged to Prove Missing Reporter is Alive

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A media rights group is urging Gambia’s justice minister to back up his claim that a journalist missing since 2006 is still alive. Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday called on Edward Gomez to quickly produce information about the whereabouts and condition of the journalist, “Chief” Ebrima Manneh. In a recent interview with a Gambian newspaper, […]

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Pakistani Journalist Killed

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say the mutilated body of a journalist was found in his home in the eastern city of Lahore Friday. Authorities say 28-year-old Faisal Qureshi worked for The London Post, a British publication. Police say Qureshi’s body bore visible torture marks and his throat had been slit. Qureshi’s brother, Zahid, told the French news […]

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US Urges Russia to Prosecute Killers of Prominent Journalist Politkovskaya

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is urging Moscow to prosecute those responsible for the murder of prominent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was killed five years ago Friday. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the U.S. welcomes the recent arrests of suspects in her murder, but that “justice will not be done until all those involved” […]

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AU: Burundi Peacekeepers Killed Journalist in Somalia

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:38 pm (UTC-5)
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released a statement on Monday saying the soldiers killed television cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor. Nor and a colleague were traveling in a car in the capital, Mogadishu, when they were shot on September 2. The colleague was wounded in the attack. The African Union said the four peacekeepers involved have been discharged from duty and […]

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