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Viktorija Mickute

Stories By Viktorija Mickute
Mineritos: Bolivia's child miners
By  • 4 September 2014
Many photographers would wait decades to tackle shooting tough subjects like child labor in Bolivia’s mines. Not Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza, a freelance journalist and photographer based in Spain. After graduating from university in 2007, he…
Missouri police detain reporters covering protests
By  • 14 August 2014
Two reporters were arrested Aug. 13 by police in Ferguson, Mo. amidst continuing protests over the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb. Wesley Lowery of the Washington…
French journalists held in Indonesia
By  • 8 August 2014
Police in the Indonesian province of Papua arrested and jailed two French documentary-makers Aug. 6, Australian media reported. Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat were making a documentary for the television channel Arte when they were…
Police investigate stabbing death of Mexican journalist
By  • 7 August 2014
Journalist Nolberto Herrera Rodríguez was found stabbed to death in his home in Guadalupe, the Spanish news servive EFE reported. Rodríguez's body was found July 29 with more than 20 stab wounds, the agency reported,…
Journalists banned from parts of Ukraine
By  • 5 August 2014
Recently, journalists have gone missing, been detained and arrested in and around eastern Ukraine. Anti-press incidents were crowned by the statement of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (PRD) that journalists are banned from the…
Despite looser laws, Myanmar journalists facing crackdowns
By  • 18 July 2014
With tape covering their mouths that read, "The arrest of journalists is oppression of the media," around 20 activists from Myanmar's Bago region marched on July 15 to protest the recent jailing of five journalists…
South Africa media executive proposes licensing journalists
By  • 8 July 2014
A proposal by a top executive of South Africa’s public broadcaster for journalists in the country to be licensed like doctors and other professionals is drawing criticism from others in the press. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the…
Iranian judge denies bail for reformist journalist
By  • 3 July 2014
An Iranian journalist held since May has exceeded the legal limit for his “temporary detention” according to his lawyer. Serajeddin Mirdamadi’s lawyer, Giti Pourfazel, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the…
Somali journalist killed in car bombing
By  • 25 June 2014
A Somali radio journalist was killed in a car-bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu on June 21. A bomb believed to have been attached underneath Yusuf Ahmed Abukar Keynan's car exploded after he entered the…
Two Russian journalists killed in eastern Ukraine
By  • 19 June 2014
Two journalists working for state-owned television Rossiya TV were hit by mortar fire June 17 near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, Russian media reported. They were filming Ukrainian refugees fleeing the area. Anton Voloshin,…
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