Posts tagged ‘journalists’

April 21, 2011

White House reaction to journalists being killed.

Courtesy Whitehouse.gov

Statement by the Press Secretary on Journalists Killed or Wounded in Libya.

We were saddened to learn of the death of film director and photographer Tim Hetherington while working in Misrata, and we are deeply concerned about the well being of other journalists who were wounded alongside him. Journalists across the globe risk their lives each day to keep us informed, demand accountability from world leaders, and give a voice to those who would not otherwise be heard. The Libyan government and all governments across the world must take steps to protect journalists doing this vital work. The United States will work to do everything possible to assist those who were injured in getting the care they need. Our thoughts are with these brave journalists and their loved ones.

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February 27, 2011

BBC News – Media trip backfires for Libyan officials

Libyan regime tries to show international reporters they are in control of Az Zawiyah – turns out  it was in the hands of the opposition forces.

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February 7, 2011

Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin speaks about his detention

Ayman Mohyeldin was held by the Egyptian authorities for several hours on Sunday – one of many journalists who has been the victim of the government’s  crackdown on the media.

Via Al Jazeera