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Turkish Journalists Accused of Conspiracy Begin Defense Case

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish journalists Nedim Sener and Ahmet Sik have appeared in court with 11 other defendants to face conspiracy charges they say are politically motivated. The defendants, most of them journalists, have been linked with a group allegedly attempting to overthrow the country’s Islamic-based government. They began their defense on Thursday. Sener told reporters the real […]

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Rights Groups Urge South Sudan to Release Journalists

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Several international human rights groups are calling for the government of South Sudan to release two journalists detained after the publication of an article criticizing South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. Peter Ngor Arol Garang and Dengdit Ayok were arrested earlier this month and are believed to be held without charge by Sudan’s National Security Services. […]

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Swedish Journalists Plead Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges in Ethiopia

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two Swedish journalists who are accused of aiding an outlawed rebel group in Ethiopia pleaded not guilty on Thursday to terrorism charges in Ethiopia’s Federal High Court. Ethiopian troops arrested freelance investigative journalist Martin Schibbye and photojournalist Johan Persson in July with members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, which Ethiopia considers to be a […]

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Ethiopia Charges Swedish Journalists With Terrorism

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia has charged two Swedish journalists with terrorism following their arrest in July. Ethiopian officials say Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were taken before a judge in Addis Ababa this week and charged under a newly-enacted anti-terrorism law. The two were captured by Ethiopian troops in the volatile Ogaden region where rebels are fighting government […]

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4 Kidnapped Italian Journalists Freed in Libya

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Italy says four Italian journalists have been freed in Libya a day after being kidnapped by men described as loyalists to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed the release Thursday, but did not give details. The group included two newspaper reporters from Milan daily Corriere della Sera, one from Turin’s La Stampa […]

4 Italian Journalists Kidnapped in Libya

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy says four Italian journalists have been kidnapped and their driver killed in Libya by armed men described as loyalists to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday the kidnapping occurred on a highway between the western town of Zawiya and the capital, Tripoli. The ministry said the newspaper […]

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Foreign Journalists Freed in Libya

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Some foreign journalists held by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have been abruptly freed. The approximately 35 journalists were freed on Wednesday, after being detained for about four days inside the Rixos hotel in Tripoli. The circumstances of their release were not immediately clear. However, it took place shortly after representatives of the […]

Foreign Journalists Freed in Libya

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of foreign journalists held by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have been abruptly freed. The approximately 35 journalists were freed on Thursday, after being detained for about four days inside of the Rixos hotel in Tripoli. The circumstances of the release were not immediately clear. However, their release took place shortly […]

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Foreign Journalists Trapped in Libyan Capital

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are preventing about 35 foreign journalists from venturing outside of their hotel in Tripoli. Pro-Gadhafi forces have not allowed the journalists to leave the Rixos hotel for at least four days, although much of Tripoli appears to be under rebel control. Some reporters have hung banners outside of […]

UN Deplores Continued Human Rights Violations in Pakistan

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is urging Pakistan to investigate human rights violations, including several recent attacks on journalists. A spokesman for the U.N. human rights commissioner, Rupert Colville, said Friday the U.N. agency has recently received reports on the killing of a journalist in Baluchistan province and the disappearance of another in the North Waziristan tribal […]

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