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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 19, 2014

Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

(AP) -- Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials sa... #United Nations #National Security Council #Facebook
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Aug 09, 2014

Riot police called to Liberia Ebola protest

(AP) -- Riot police raced to central Liberia on Saturday to put down a demonstration by crowds who had blocked the country's busiest highway to protest the government's delay in collecting bodies of Ebola victims. The mounting unease in Liberia, wher... #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf #Lewis Brown (politician) #Doctors Without Borders #Republic of Guinea
131 on the press freedom index: A wakeup call for India?

Aug 09, 2014

Liberians demand that govt picks up Ebola bodies

(AP) -- Riot police raced to quell a demonstration blocking Liberia's busiest highway Saturday as an angry crowd protested the government's delays in collecting the bodies of Ebola victims. In Guinea, where the deadly Ebola outbreak emerged in March,... #West Africa #Sierra Leone #Liberia #World Health Organization #Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf #Lewis Brown (politician) #Doctors Without Borders #Republic of Guinea