Reporters Without Borders

American Journalist, Translator Killed in Afghanistan

By Zainullah Stanekzai and Josh Smith LASHKAR GAH/KABUL, Afghanistan, June 6 – A veteran American photojournalist and a translator working for NPR were killed while accompanying Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NPR and military officials said. NPR’s David Gilkey and Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were in an Afghan army Humvee traveling between the

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Video Apparently of Japanese Hostage Surfaces With Message to Family

TOKYO, March 17 – A video surfaced on Thursday appearing to show a missing Japanese journalist, reportedly held by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, reading a message to his family and country. “Hello, I am Jumpei Yasuda. Today is my birthday, 16 March,” the bearded man said on the video, posted on Facebook. The

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Bahrain To free U.S. Citizens Accused of Illegal Gathering: Lawyer

DUBAI, Feb 16 – Bahrain’s public prosecution office said on Tuesday it had accused four U.S. nationals of participating in an illegal gathering but ordered them freed pending further investigation. The media campaign group Reporters Without Borders said on Monday that a U.S. journalist and three members of her camera crew had been detained in

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