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Alyssa Strickland

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India's holy mess
By  • 22 January 2015
The Ganges is both sacred and polluted. Taking a dip in the Ganges River is a lifelong ambition for many Hindus. But Sudha Ramachandran, an India-based freelance journalist, says she wouldn’t even put her finger…
Al-Jazeera reporter killed in Syria
By , , • 15 December 2014
An al-Jazeera correspondent was killed in Syria while attempting to flee gunfire between rebels and government forces in the town of al Sheikh Maskin near the southern city of Daraa. Mahram al-Deeri, 31, had turned…
American photojournalist killed in Yemen rescue mission
By , • 9 December 2014
An American journalist was killed in Yemen in a failed attempt by U.S. and Yemeni soldiers to free him from captors from the group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Luke Somers, a 33-year-old freelancer born…
Thai reporter taken off air for junta criticism
By , • 24 November 2014
A broadcast reporter in Thailand has been forced off air for violating orders under martial law that prohibits critical reporting on the ruling junta, local news reports said. Nattaya Wawweerakup from Thai Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)…
Project Exile: Uighur reporter fears return to China
By  • 10 November 2014
"I love being a journalist because we are targeting a specific area and providing a voice for the voiceless people." Mamtjan Juma was once a Western art teacher in China's remote western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous…
Vietnam's 'Mother Mushroom' blogger fears arrest
By , • 10 November 2014
A pioneering Vietnamese blogger says she may be charged with 'propaganda' against the state or 'abusing democratic freedoms' after being repeatedly questioned by police. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, who blogs under the name Me Nam…
Protests over Egyptian editors' loyalty pledge
By  • 4 November 2014
At least 580 Egyptian journalists have rejected a recent pledge by newspaper editors to support the government and refrain from criticizing the police, the army and the judiciary. "Standing up to terrorism with a shackled…
Myanmar journalist killed in military custody
By  • 27 October 2014
A Myanmar journalist was killed in military custody in early October after he was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic Karen separatists. Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Pary Gyi, was detained…
Myanmar news site hacked for Islamic coverage
The website of an independent newsmagazine in Myanmar was hacked Oct. 2 by a group that accused the outlet of supporting “jihad" local media reported. The Irrawaddy’s English-language website was defaced by a group of…
Congo expels journalist who reported on attack
The Republic of Congo has expelled a local journalist who reported on the attack of a television news host who had angered police and government officials with his coverage. Sadio Kante, a freelance journalist and…
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