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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?

Sep 18, 2014

Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. Nicole Vaisey, 25, and Stephen Howells Jr., 39, of Hermon, ... #Syracuse, NY #New York (state) #John Duncan
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Sep 17, 2014

Major Donations To Ebola Efforts Came Only After Disease Spiraled Out Of Control

In as early as March, the Ebola crisis was deemed an "unprecedented epidemic." But major donors didn’t get the memo until the disease had already spun out of control. Despite early warnings from such reputable organizations as Doctors Without Borders... #United Nations #World Bank #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Washington Post Company #World Health Organization #Wall Street Journal #Kaiser Family Foundation #Doctors Without Borders #Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation #Republic of Guinea
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Sep 16, 2014

UN warns of growing Ebola crisis

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly one billion dollars (£617 million) to contain the crisis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. Even as US president Barack O... #West Africa #World Health Organisation #Cuba #United Nations #China #Barack Obama #Senegal #United Kingdom #Geneva #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Doctors Without Borders #Republic of Guinea