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Alex Derosier

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Turkish journalist on trial escapes shooting
By  • 11 May 2016
A prominent Turkish journalist on trial for disclosing state secrets escaped injury after an assailant shot at him twice outside a court in Istanbul. Can Dündar, editor-in-chief of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, was outside the…
Russia releases Crimea reporter charged with 'extremism'
By  • 26 April 2016
Police in Crimea have released a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) after detaining him as part of an investigation into the U.S.-sponsored news service in the peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine in…
Project Exile: Criticizing Sri Lanka war leads to exile
By  • 18 April 2016
When columnist and human rights activist Sunanda Deshapriya criticized the Sri Lankan government’s war against Tamil rebels, he didn’t know he wouldn’t be able to return to his country for six years. [caption id="attachment_6839" align="alignleft"…
Canadian reporter ordered to release chat logs
By  • 12 April 2016
A Canadian court has ordered a reporter for Vice News to hand over logs of his instant messenger chats with a man who allegedly traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, or ISIL.…
Indian reporter arrested in school reporting fracas
By  • 5 April 2016
A newspaper reporter in the troubled central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has been arrested on a seven-month-old complaint filed by a principal whose school was the subject of reports of a cheating scandal. Deepak Jaiswal,…
Haiti a test case on role of aid agencies
By  • 24 March 2016
Haiti's weak government overshadowed by robust NGO presence In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, relief money poured into Haiti – as did thousands of foreign aid organizations to help distribute it. Six years later,…
Journalists and activists attacked in southern Russia
By  • 17 March 2016
A group of masked men has attacked six journalists and two activists traveling in Russia's Caucasus region, beating them with wooden sticks, setting fire to their vehicle and stealing equipment. The March 9 attack came…
Five arrested in India after threats to TV anchor
By , • 9 March 2016
Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested five people from a right-wing Hindu nationalist group after a wave of threatening telephone calls to a local television news anchor. Sindhu Sooryakumar, an anchor…
Capturing Europe's immigration tension on the streets
By  • 3 March 2016
Photographer covering Germany's far-right fears reprisals The wave of refugees and migrants reaching Europe has led to political upheaval across the continent. With more than 1 million people arriving last year from Syria, Afghanistan and…
Filipino radio journalist shot dead in his home
By , • 22 February 2016
A Filipino radio journalist has been found shot to death in his home on the southern island of Mindanao. Elvis Banggoy Ordaniza, a 49-year-old reporter for a radio station in the town of Pitogo, 520…
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