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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

IS Claims Beheading Of Journalist, Warns U.S. On Iraq Strikes

Baghdad (AFP) – Jihadists released a video apparently showing the beheading of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, in the most direct retaliation yet to nearly two weeks of U.S. air strikes on Iraq. As calls mounted for Washington to expand its military intervention against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, it also threatened to […]

August 20, 2014

Egypt Sentences Three Al Jazeera Journalists To Seven To Ten Years In Prison

By Amro Hassan and Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges, stunning their supporters and raising an immediate outcry from human rights advocates. The harsh sentence came only a day after […]

June 23, 2014

Chinese Dissident, In TV Shaming, Apologizes For Spilling Secrets

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — One of China’s most venerable dissident journalists was paraded on state television Thursday morning, apologizing for spilling state secrets that embarrassed the Chinese Communist Party. The public shaming of Gao Yu, a 70-year-old grandmother who had written widely about the pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square, was perhaps the […]

May 8, 2014

Two Journalists Shot In Afghanistan, One Fatally

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer shot two Western journalists on Friday, killing one and seriously wounding the other as they waited in a convoy of poll workers on the eve of Afghanistan’s closely watched presidential election. The Associated Press said a veteran photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, 48, was killed […]

April 4, 2014

Top US Military Official: Pakistan “Sanctioned” Killing of Journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pakistani government “sanctioned” the killing of a journalist last month, a top U.S. military official said Thursday, but he said he could not tie the death to the country’s powerful intelligence service. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the beating death of the Pakistani reporter, Saleem […]

July 7, 2011

Celebrated Journalist Comes Out as Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas dropped a bombshell on the political and media worlds this morning when he acknowledged publicly that he is an illegal immigrant. The journalist has done work for The New Yorker and The Washington Post, amongst other publications, and this week began a campaign to redefine what it means to be American. His […]

June 22, 2011