Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NY TIMES MEDIA COLUMNIST BLASTS ISRAEL’S ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS

November 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

New York Times media columnist David Carr has added his voice to those condemning Israel’s acknowledged targeting and killing of three employees of Hamas news organizations last week. A spokeswoman for the Israeli Defense Forces described the journalists as “people who have relevance to terror activity.” Commented Carr in a column on Sunday: “So it […]

JOURNALISTS’ GROUP ALARMED BY ISRAELI ARREST OF REPORTER

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has again called on Israel to release al-Jazeera reporter Samer Allawi, who was arrested at a border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank as he was returning from a three-week vacation in his hometown near Nablus. The CPJ expressed alarm at Allawi’s continued detention by Israeli authorities. […]

AL-JAZEERA COMES UNDER ATTACK IN YEMEN

March 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Yemen has become the latest country in the Middle East to crack down on al-Jazeera journalists covering political unrest in the region. On Thursday authorities there withdrew accreditation of all reporters, cameramen and other staffers working for the Arab news network and ordered that their offices in the country be closed. Appearing on the channel, […]

AL-JAZEERA, COMCAST OPEN TALKS

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the wake of overwhelmingly positive critical and public reaction to its coverage of the upheaval in the Middle East, available in the U.S. via the Internet, al-Jazeera English has begun negotiating with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, hoping finally to land an outlet on its system. In an interview with Reuters, al-Jazeera English […]

LARA LOGAN RECOVERING FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAIRO

February 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday as she was covering the aftermath of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation, CBS disclosed on Tuesday. The network said that a group of 200 people who were “whipped into a frenzy” pulled Logan away from her crew and attacked […]

TV REPORTERS ATTACKED BY MUBARAK MOBS

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As Egyptian protests turned increasingly violent and a rupture of relations between Western governments, including the United States, and the Mubarak regime became more pronounced, Mubarak supporters, some of them reportedly bussed into the sites of the protests, turned on Western journalists covering the tumult with fists and clubs. Among those assaulted was Anderson Cooper […]

LITTLE LIGHT SHED ON JOURNALIST KILLINGS IN IRAQ

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The war logs released by WikiLeaks on Friday shed little additional light on the deaths of journalists killed by the U.S. military during the Iraq War. Britain’s Guardian newspaper, which was given prior access to the documents, reported that they show that reporter Asaad Kadhim, who worked for the U.S. funded TV station al-Iraqiya, and […]

AL JAZEERA REPORTERS RELEASED BY COALITION FORCES

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two Afghan journalists working for the Arab satellite news network al-Jazeera were released by coalition forces on Friday after being arrested in their homes the previous Monday on charges of aiding “insurgent propaganda networks and their affiliates.” The arrests of Mohammad Nadir and Rahmatullah Naikzad, who worked for both al-Jazeera and the Associated Press, had […]

GROUP BLASTS THAI GOVERNMENT OVER REPORTERS’ DEATHS

July 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded that the Thai government reveal the results of official autopsies into the shooting deaths of Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto and Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi that occurred during its suppression of protest demonstrations in Bangkok last April and May. In a lengthy statement that included comments from […]