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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?

Jul 17, 2014

Feds can't conduct child medical screenings: report

The rising tide of immigrant children has overcome U.S. border officials, leaving the kids without proper medical screening before they are sent to detention centers, according to a news report...
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Jul 25, 2014

No verdict in Darrell Fuller double-murder trial

Jurors in accused cop killer Darrell Fuller's trial didn't reach a verdict in three hours of deliberations Friday after the defense attacked eyewitnesses' reliability and a prosecutor cited "abundant" evidence against the defendant. "We proved this c... #Nassau County, NY #Brooklyn, NY #Jamaica, NY #Mineola, NY #Queens, NY
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Jul 25, 2014

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to expand its operation or conside... #Israel #Egypt #West Bank #Jerusalem #Hamas #Palestine Liberation Organization #Gaza Strip
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