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Hong Kong Journalists Say Freedom Deteriorating

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Hong Kong journalists’ group said Sunday that freedom of expression and tolerance for dissent in the city have deteriorated, as Beijing consolidates its power in the former British colony. The Hong Kong Journalists Association said in its annual freedom of expression report that Beijing has become more aggressive in pursuing its policies towards the […]

Freed French Journalist Hints Ransom Paid to Taliban

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A French journalist who was freed this week after being held hostage for 18 months in Afghanistan says money and prisoners may have been exchanged to secure his release from the Taliban. France-3 television reporter Herve Ghesquiere told BBC News that officially there was no ransom, but “of course, as he put it,”it was not […]

French Journalists Kidnapped in Afghanistan Return Home

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for 18 months have returned to France after being freed by their captors. France-3 television videographer Stephane Taponier and reporter Herve Ghesquiere were greeted by relatives and French President Nicolas Sarkozy when they arrived Thursday at a military airport near Paris. Looking healthy and jubilant, […]

French Journalists Kidnapped in Afghanistan Return Home

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for 18 months have returned to France after being freed by their captors. France-3 television videographer Stephane Taponier and reporter Herve Ghesquiere were greeted by relatives and French President Nicolas Sarkozy when they arrived Thursday at a military airport near Paris. Looking healthy and jubilant, […]

French Journalists Kidnapped in Afghanistan Return Home

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents and held for 18 months have returned to France after being freed by their captors. The two reporters for France-3 television, Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere, arrived Thursday at a military airport near Paris. Their Afghan translator, Reza Din, has also been released. French […]

Kidnapped French Journalists Freed in Afghanistan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents 18 months ago have been freed by their captors. The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed Wednesday that two reporters for France-3 television, Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere, have been released, along with their Afghan translator, Reza Din. President Sarkozy praised Afghan President […]

Kidnapped French Journalists Freed in Afghanistan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2009 have been freed by their captors. The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that two reporters for France-3 television, Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere, have been released, along with their Afghan translator, Reza Din. The journalists, their interpreter and two other Afghan colleagues […]

Kidnapped French Journalists Freed in Afghanistan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2009 have been freed by their captors. The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that reporters for France-3 television, Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere, have been released. Their Afghan translator, Reza Din, was also freed. The president’s office did not give further details. The […]

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