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Iraqi Reporter Critical of Government Shot Dead

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi security officials say a journalist known for his criticism of the country’s government who claimed he was abused by the Iraqi army was shot dead late Thursday in Baghdad. Hadi al-Mehdi had a weekly radio program in the Iraqi capital and wrote commentaries for several websites. He had called on the government to provide […]

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Malaysian Journalist Killed in Somalia

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Somalia say a Malaysian journalist has been shot dead and another wounded in the war-torn capital, Mogadishu. Officials say the journalists were traveling in a car when they were shot Friday during an incident that involved African Union troops. They say further details on the shooting are not yet clear. Malaysia’s national Bernama […]

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Former Russian Police Official Arrested in Journalist’s 2006 Murder

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian newspaper says the suspected organizer of the 2006 murder of prominent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been arrested. Politkovskaya’s editors at the Novaya Gazeta announced the arrest of former Moscow police lieutenant colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov. The paper reported the police officer had previously been interviewed in connection with a 2009 trial related to […]

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Turkish Court Jails Man for 23 Years for Killing of Armenian Journalist

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Turkish court has sentenced an ultranationalist to almost 23 years in prison for the assassination of an ethnic Armenian journalist more than four years ago. In Monday’s ruling, the juvenile court in Istanbul convicted 21-year-old Ogun Samast of murder and illegal firearm possession for shooting Hrant Dink outside his office in January 2007. Authorities […]

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Pakistan Rejects US Allegation on Slain Journalist

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is denouncing comments by the top U.S. military officer that elements within the Pakistani government sanctioned the killing of a journalist in late May. Pakistani Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday called Admiral Mike Mullen’s remarks “extremely irresponsible and unfortunate.” The minister said such comments will create problems in bilateral ties between the […]

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Pakistan Rejects U.S. Allegation on Slain Journalist

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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The top-ranking U.S. military officer says elements within the Pakistani government apparently “sanctioned” the killing of a journalist in late May, but he could not tie the death to the country’s intelligence service. Admiral Mike Mullen says he has not seen anything to counter reports that Islamabad approved the beating death of Pakistani reporter Saleem […]

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Pakistan Rejects U.S. Allegations on Slain Journalist

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani spokesman has denounced comments by the top-ranking U.S. military officer that the Pakistani government apparently sanctioned the killing of a journalist in late May. An unnamed Pakistani government spokesman told the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan that Admiral Mike Mullen’s ((chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) statements were ” extremely irresponsible.” The […]

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US: Pakistan May Have Sanctioned Reporter’s Death

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The top-ranking U.S. military officer said Thursday that elements within the Pakistani government apparently “sanctioned” the killing of a journalist in late May, but that he could not tie the death to the country’s intelligence service. Admiral Mike Mullen ((chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) said he has not seen anything to counter reports […]

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Groups Call for Tajikistan to Release Jailed Reporter

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is calling on Tajikistan to release jailed BBC reporter Urunboi Usmonov. The 59-year-old Usmonov was detained June 13 on charges of belonging to a banned extremist organization, the radical Islamic movement Hizb-ut-Tahrir. But an OSCE statement says it believes Usmonov’s arrest is an attempt to quash reporting […]

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Indian Police Arrest 7 for Journalist’s Murder

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India say they have arrested seven people in connection with the murder of a journalist in the city of Mumbai. The city’s joint police commissioner, Himanshu Roy, told reporters Monday that a Mumbai crime boss ordered the killing of Jyotirmoy Dey but that police do not have a motive for the murder. Dey, […]

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