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Malian Journalist Beaten After Reporting on Protest

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A journalist in Mali has been badly beaten by Islamists occupying the north of the country, after reporting on the Islamists’ failed plans to amputate a thief’s hand. Malick Aliou reported on a demonstration by hundreds of protesters who came to the town square in Gao Sunday to try to prevent the Islamists from carrying […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A VOA correspondent and his translator are safe at home with their families Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Veteran correspondent Peter Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as they were leaving a mosque on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Heinlein told VOA editors Saturday […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A VOA correspondent and his translator are safe at home with their families Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Veteran correspondent Peter Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as they were leaving a mosque on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Heinlein told VOA editors Saturday […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America correspondent in Ethiopia has been released from custody and charges dropped after being detained in Addis Ababa, while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Peter Heinlein told VOA editors by telephone Saturday he is in good condition and has returned to his residence in the capital. Witnesses to the arrest told […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America correspondent in Ethiopia has been released from custody and charges dropped after being detained in the capital, Addis Ababa, while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. A VOA spokeswoman said Saturday correspondent Peter Heinlein is fine, and is heading to his residence. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA Friday that Heinlein […]

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VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simegineh Yekoye were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another Western reporter said […]

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VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simeginesh Mekoya were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another Western reporter said […]

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Ukrainian Investigative Reporter in Critical Condition After Being Shot

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An investigative reporter in Ukraine is in critical condition after being shot in the head by unidentified attackers. Reporters Without Borders reported Thursday that Oleksander Vlaschenko, a journalist at the local newspaper Nashe Misto, was shot late Sunday in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv. He is hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his brain. […]

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Burmese Court Extends Press Photographer’s Jail Term

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese court has added 10 years to the prison sentence of a young news photographer who was arrested after taking pictures at the scene of a bomb attack last year. The court sentenced 21-year-old Sithu Zeya on Wednesday under Burma’s harsh Electronics Act, saying he had circulated material that could damage tranquillity and unity […]

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