The San Francisco-based Web site Indy Media
has posted another article about the arrests of journalists at the GOP
Convention last week, with specific attention paid to the case of Democracy Now! reporter Amy Goodman. CPJ
reported on the arrest of
Goodman and other
journalists covering the RNC last week, and posted videos of the arrests here.
coverage of the release of Iraqi cameraman Omar Hisham, who was detained
by the U.S.
military on Thursday. The story quotes our reporting
on the release: "We welcome the release of Omar Hisham, but worry about
the apparent uptick in journalist detentions," said CPJ's executive director
Joel Simon. A second Iraqi journalist, Ibrahim Jassam,
a freelance photographer for Reuters, was arrested
last week during a raid at his home and is still in U.S. custody.
Also this morning, The Associated Press is running
a story about the attempted bombing of an Arab TV correspondent's vehicle
yesterday. The bomb was detected on the car as it waited to pick up Arab TV's
chief correspondent Juwad al-Hattab, the apparent target of the foiled attack.