The Miami Herald
news out of Colombia
that TV network Telesur has again been accused of having ties to FARC rebels. A
journalist for the network has been fingered by the government after his
name was allegedly found on confiscated FARC computers. CPJ is quoted in the
story: ''The fact that Parra's name has supposedly been found on a FARC
computer is not proof of any wrongdoing,'' said Americas Senior Program Coordinator Carlos Lauría. The Olympian in Washington
is also running
this story today.
republished our alert on the disappearance of prominent Egyptian editor, Reda Halal, who
vanished on his way home from work five years ago in Cairo. There has been no progress made in the
case, and CPJ's repeated calls to the Egyptian government have been largely
ignored. For more, read our special report on Reda Helal: "The Forgotten Man."
Lastly this morning, Islam
Online.net has a story
about the continued targeting of media in Iraq that cites our numbers of at least 130 journalists and 50 media workers killed since