New York, September 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of two journalists as part of a mass amnesty in Burma, but calls upon the military-run government to release the other 12 reporters it still holds in detention.
By Shawn W. Crispin/Southeast Asia Representative
"If nobody goes, then somebody has to go." That, according to his editors at APF News, was the personal motto of fallen Japanese video journalist Kenji Nagai, who until his tragic death had reported from conflict zones around the world.
That journalistic drive put Nagai in the line of fire during
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