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Cara McClain

Stories By Cara McClain
Turkish woman's murder spurs movement
By  • 22 June 2015
Attack on bus rallies women against widespread violence Ozgecan Aslan was the last rider on a minibus in the city of Mersin in southern Turkey. But instead of taking the 20-year-old to her stop, the driver…
Syria takes psychological toll on reporters
By  • 24 April 2015
"If someone breaks a leg they get help for it." The highly-publicized deaths of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kenji Goto have highlighted the huge risks Western journalists take when reporting inside Syria. Yet there…
Media misses in some Pope coverage, Catholic reporters say
By  • 3 April 2015
People say a lot of things about Pope Francis. They say he is an extrovert in comparison with the introspective Pope Benedict, who preceded him. Some say he is a reform-minded antidote to Benedict’s staunch…
Russian police raid homes linked to Crimean reporters
By  • 15 March 2015
Members of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) have raided the homes of the parents of two reporters working for an investigative news agency in the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula. Natalya Kokorina and Anna Andriyevska are both…
Sentence for Tunisian blogger cut to 6 months
By  • 9 March 2015
A Tunisian military appeals court has sentenced a blogger to six months in prison, halving a previous sentence for comments critical of the army he made on his Facebook page. Yassine Ayari, 33, received the…
Sudan seizes copies of 14 newspapers
By  • 22 February 2015
Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services has confiscated the print runs of 14 newspapers without providing explanation. Members of the National Council for Press and Publications, a government body, held an emergency meeting in response…
New charges for jailed Azeri journalist
By  • 17 February 2015
The government of Azerbaijan has brought four new charges against a jailed investigative journalist known for probing the finances of the family of President Ilham Aliyev. Prosecutors charged Khadija Ismayilova, an independent journalist and contributor…
Jailed Russian journalist sentenced to additional 3 years
By  • 27 January 2015
A Russian journalist already imprisoned for more than a year has been sentenced to an additional three years after a court found him guilty of "insulting" law enforcement officials and giving police false information. Sergei…
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