Press freedom in the news 10/10/08

The Associated Press has coverage today of the detention of two journalists working for the Jordan Times who had been detained by Syrian officials when they tried to enter the country from Lebanon. The Wall Street Journal is also running the AP story.

Also today the Web site of the Philippine newspaper The Mindanao Examiner is running CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney’s report “A California Dream” about Iraqi cameraman Jehad Ali. Ali was shot 11 times in 2005, and has finally arrived in the U.S. for medical treatment.