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US mother pleads to Islamic State for son's release

The mother of an American journalist held captive by militant group Islamic State released a video on Wednesday appealing directly to the group's leader for his release. "I am sending this message to you, Abu Bakr al-Bagh

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Iran detains four journalists, 3 US-Iranians

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.  

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Egypt frees journalist on hunger strike

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the release on Monday on medical grounds of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Shamy, who had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention, a statement from the prosecutor's

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Egypt frees journalist on hunger strike

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the release on Monday on medical grounds of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Shamy, who had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention, a statement from the prosecutor's

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Al Jazeera journalist's life 'at risk' in Egypt

Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera has written to world powers asking them to secure the release of one of its journalists jailed in Egypt, accusing the authorities in Cairo of endangering his life. In a letter seen by Reute

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Syrian journalist killed covering fighting

A Syrian journalist has been killed covering clashes between government forces and opposition fighters in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, a regional broadcaster said. Beirut-based Al Mayadeen said on its website that its camerama

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Journalist hurt in violent protests in Bahrain

A journalist was injured when violence erupted following an anti-government protest on Budaiya Highway yesterday. Briton Amjad Taha, who works for Dubai-based broadcaster Al Arabiya, was pelted with stones by thugs following an ea

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Media academy planned in Bahrain

A media academy is in the pipeline as Bahrain seeks to improve the standard of the country’s journalists. There will also be over-seas training and appointment of foreign experts to support the Information Affairs Authority

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Egypt expels 3 Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt deported three Al Jazeera journalists on Sunday, days after the Qatari-owned channel carried appeals from leaders of ousted President Mohamed Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood to stage protests against the army-backed government.

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Fugitive Snowden likely Venezuela-bound

Fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden will likely accept asylum in Venezuela to escape prosecution in the United States, said Glenn Greenwald, the US journalist who first published the secret documents that Snowden leaked.

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