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Marc Marginedas, a Spanish journalist kidnapped by militants on September 4, 2013, crossed the border into Turkey on March 2, 2014, the Associated Press reported. The story references CPJ data, specifically the estimated thirty journalists still missing in Syria.Read the full story here.
A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. Reuters cited CPJ's data, which says that 46 journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan for their work since 2007. Babar's case is the first that has been successfully prosecuted.Read the full story here.
Kevin Lau, who was recently dismissed as editor from Ming Pao, a Hong Kong daily newspaper, was attacked with a meat cleaver leaving him in critical condition. The attack comes on the heels of a decline in the press freedom environment in Hong Kong, as profiled in CPJ's Attacks on the Press essay.Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times here.
The Associated Press' executive editor, Kathleen Carroll, warned that efforts by governments to silence the media are "in effect an attack on a nation's people."Read the full article here.
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