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Iranian TV Executive Shot Dead in Turkey

ISTANBUL, April 30 – The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey’s Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving

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British-Algerian Journalist Dies After Hunger Strike in Algiers

ALGIERS, Dec 12 – A British-Algerian journalist had died six months after staging a hunger strike in Algiers over his detention for publishing articles seen as offensive to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, prison authorities and his lawyer said. Rights groups called for an investigation into Mohamed Tamalt’s death – Reporters Without Borders said the news was

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Israel’s Administrative Detention

Palestinian journalist Mohammad Al Qeeq ended what has widely been reported as one of the longest hunger strikes on record. 44 Read more on the issue in this piece by Ben White http://newsweekme.com/palestine-hungr… SHOW MORE Social Streams

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Vatican Promotes American as Pope’s Spokesman

ROME, July 11 – The Vatican named former Fox News reporter Greg Burke as its new spokesman on Monday, the first time a U.S. citizen has been entrusted with leading the pope’s communications team. Burke, who is a member of the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei, was hired by the Vatican an adviser four years

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In The Eye Of The Storm

BY Safa Joudeh Over the past month, two separate attacks on on scores of tourists have taken place on Egyptian soil. The tragedies should have kicked off some serious soul-searching, and counter-terrorism tactics ought to have come under scrutiny. But the unexpected has happened. An accidental military airstrike on a convoy of Mexican tourists, and

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Egypt Releases Journalist Hossam Bahgat

CAIRO, Nov 10: Prominent Egyptian journalist and human rights advocate Hossam Bahgat was released on Tuesday, his lawyer said, two days after being detained over a report he wrote on a trial of former army officers. Bahgat’s legal status however remained unclear and it was not known if he would face a military trial, his

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