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Jessica Anania

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Ethiopian journalists charged with terrorism
By  • 25 July 2014
Six bloggers and three journalists were charged with terrorism July 17, following their arrest and imprisonment in April.  While one of the bloggers was charged in absentia, the rest appeared in an Addis Ababa court,…
Scotland leaves independence up to voters
By  • 21 July 2014
On September 18, voters in Scotland will determine if Scotland should become an independent nation. The September referendum follows an unexpected majority victory by the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the 2011 Scottish parliamentary elections.…
Israeli troops accused of targeting journalists
By  • 9 July 2014
Israeli troops have deliberately targeted journalists during the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel, a press freedom group said. Journalists from all sides have increasingly found themselves caught in the crosshairs of Israeli gunfire as…
Japanese comics fill media void on Fukushima
By  • 3 July 2014
Comic books tread where journalists dare not In Japan, the most accurate way to find out what’s really happening at the contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant may not be newspaper, television or radio. It could be…
Somaliland journalists jailed after corruption coverage
By  • 30 June 2014
A court in Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia, has sentenced two journalists to three years in prison after convicting them of making false accusations and defaming government ministers. Yusuf Abdi Gabobe, chairman of the…
Ukraine ceasefire in doubt as mistrust grows
By  • 26 June 2014
Efforts to end the conflict are hindered by divisions in Ukraine — and between Russia and the West. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s declaration of a ceasefire June 20 upped expectations that a peace agreement with…
Egyptian court convicts Al-Jazeera journalists
By  • 24 June 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced an Al-Jazeera journalist to 10 years in prison and another two journalists for the network to seven years for false news reporting and aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Six other Al-Jazeera…
Jordan charges media staff
By  • 18 June 2014
Jordanian prosecutors have charged thirteen employees of a television station under a new terrorism law, following a June 9 police raid on the outlet, Agence France-Presse reported. Staff at the Al-Abasiya television station, an Iraqi…
Timeline: Press casualties in Afghanistan
By  • 12 June 2014
Since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, 28 journalists have been killed while on the job, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The deadliest year of the war for journalists was…
Nigerian army targets media after Boko Haram attacks
By  • 10 June 2014
Nigerian soldiers interfered with the distribution of several of the country’s major newspapers June 6 amid criticism over the military’s failure to free nearly 300 schoolgirls captured by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The newspapers…
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