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Bita Eghbali

Stories By Bita Eghbali
Career of CNN Digital boss mirrors media revolution
By  • 25 January 2016
The digital age changed the way people get their news. But as it shifts from coming heaved to a doorstep by a child on a bike or via a 6:30 pm news anchor to being always accessible…
Turkish reporter beaten after public death threat
By , • 6 October 2015
A prominent Turkish journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has been hospitalized after being assaulted and beaten outside his home in Istanbul after a columnist for a pro-ruling party newspaper threatened him. Ahmet…
Vietnam police detain six over web videos
By , • 29 September 2015
Six journalists and activists working for an independent news service were detained for several hours by Vietnamese police after airing news videos about human rights violations. The journalists, who work for the newly-launched independent news service Luong…
Ecuadorean press group faces closure
By  • 14 September 2015
A press freedom group in Ecuador that has criticized restrictions on the media by President Rafael Correa's government may be closed after a government agency accused it of being "political." Fundamedios, Ecuador’s sole independent press…
Project Exile: In flight from Somalia's Islamists
By  • 18 November 2014
"I do not have that much to say about what to do now for a living. Crying is not good for a young man, I am sure I am not hopeless." Even before becoming a…
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…
Blogger in China gets life sentence
By  • 1 October 2014
A prominent blogger and scholar from the Uighur region of China was sentenced to life in prison Sept. 23. A Chinese court convicted Ilham Tohti, a member of China’s mostly Muslim minority population, of advocating…
China arrests 81-year-old writer for criticism
By  • 22 September 2014
Police in Beijing arrested an 81-year-old writer and publisher on vague charges of 'causing trouble,' news outlets including the South China Morning Post reported. Huang Zerong, better known as Tie Liu, was taken from his…
South Korea prosecutors to charge reporter over ferry column
By  • 15 September 2014
Prosecutors in South Korea will pursue legal action against a Japanese reporter who penned a controversial column about the whereabouts of South Korea's president on the day of an April ferry sinking that killed 300…
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