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Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

Jul 10, 2014

Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

The article alleged that the country's military was operating a chemical weapons factory in the town of Pauk in Magway, under the instructions of former strongman junta chief Than Shwe. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #journalists #Human Rights Watch #Reporters Without Borders #Than Shwe #Chemical weapons #Press Freedom #Journalists jailed #Myanmar's Military Junta #Unity Weekly #Official Secrets
Reporters' group wants attack on journalists to be war crime

Dec 14, 2013

Reporters' group wants attack on journalists to be war crime

The global group Reporters Without Borders is proposing that attacks on journalists be considered war crimes by the International Criminal Court. #Media #United Nations #journalists #Reporters Without Borders #attacks on journalists
Syria: Gunmen kidnap 7 Red Cross workers

Oct 14, 2013

Syria: Gunmen kidnap 7 Red Cross workers

Gunmen abducted six Red Cross workers and a Syrian Red Crescent volunteer after stopping their convoy early Sunday in northwestern Syria, a spokesman said, in the latest high-profile kidnapping in the country's civil war. #World #Syria #Red Cross #NewsTracker #Reporters Without Borders #Syrian Red Crescent #Simon Schorno #ICRC
Turkey: Gezi Park shut for public, hours after reopening

Jul 09, 2013

Turkey: Gezi Park shut for public, hours after reopening

An Istanbul park that was at the center of weeks of anti-government demonstrations opened for a few hours Monday, but Turkish authorities quickly closed it and fired a water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters heading to the area for a planned rally. #NewsTracker #Istanbul #Reporters Without Borders #Erdogan #Taksim Square #Gezi Park #Huseyin Avni Mutlu #Istanbul Bar Association
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Nov 21, 2012

131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

How did Bangladesh make it ahead of India on the Press Freedom Index? And why is the motherland of the Argumentative Indian ranked 131 anyway? #ConnectTheDots #Markandey Katju #Reporters Without Borders #press freedom index

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131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Aug 30, 2014

Tension high in Ukrainian border towns menaced by Russian forces

Russian soldiers are nowhere to be seen in city captured by rebels, but locals insist that the Kremlin's troops led the advance As Ukraine's president told an EU summit in Brussels that there were now "thousands" of Russian troops operating in his co... #Crimea #Russia #Ukraine #Europe
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Aug 22, 2014

Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion." The white-tarped semis... #Crimea #Russia #Ukraine #Europe
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Aug 21, 2014

Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

(AP) -- U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Speaking alon... #Syria #Iraq #The Pentagon #Chuck Hagel #Al-Qaeda #Mosul #Joint Chiefs of Staff #Martin Dempsey