Freelancer

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Zimbabwe's glimmer of hope for press freedom

August 5, 2009 6:17 PM ET

Some Zimbabwean journalists say 2003 was the most repressive year for independent journalists. Others claim it was 2008. But no one is yet claiming it was 2009 after a recent series of positive developments for the country's media....

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In Iran, five journalists released, two arrested

August 4, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2009--Five journalists have been released in Iran, including one on Monday who had been held for a year. The other four were picked up in the crackdown following the June 12 elections....

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In Brad Will killing, report fuels questions, controversy

August 3, 2009 9:30 PM ET

On July 26, the following headline appeared in Mexico's daily Milenio newspaper: "Canada: Will assassinated at point-blank range." Soon, similar headlines followed. The stories focused on a recent report by three Canadian investigators that sustains conclusions made by the Mexican...

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For RFI, static in Kinshasa

August 3, 2009 1:09 PM ET

Like many radio listeners in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, I tune to Radio France Internationale (RFI) on 93.4 FM or 105 FM. But beginning on July 24, the frequencies carried nothing but static. It was...

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Learning to read the tea leaves: Reporting in China

July 31, 2009 5:13 PM ET

While the general trend in China is toward a more open environment, there is a tendency toward "soft harassment" by police, who threaten retribution to sources and news assistants for helping foreign journalists rather than interfering directly with the journalists...

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In Iran, more journalists arrested and freed

July 31, 2009 3:19 PM ET

New York, July 31, 2009--Iran's official news agency claimed that a prominent filmmaker arrested Thursday has been released, but there is no independent confirmation. Two other documentarians detained at the same time remain in custody, according to international news reports....

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Journalists face trial in Iran as arrests continue

July 30, 2009 5:06 PM ET

New York, July 30, 2009--After more than a month of detention, several journalists may face trial beginning on Saturday on charges of "sending pictures to enemy media." Three documentary filmmakers were arrested today, bringing the total of journalists currently held...

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Political group attacks photojournalist covering Indian elections

July 24, 2009 12:39 PM ET

A group of political supporters attacked freelance photojournalist Jay Mandal at an election rally in Nandigram, West Bengal, India, on May 5, 2009, according to news reports and the New York-based South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). ...

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As media arrests mount, Iran solidifies a dishonor

July 22, 2009 4:15 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2009--The ‎Committee to Protect Journalists has confirmed the detentions of another four journalists in Iran. CPJ research shows the continuing arrests have solidified Iran's dishonorable standing as the world's leading jailer of journalists....

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Photos by Majid Saeedi, jailed in Iran

July 22, 2009 10:00 AM ET

Among the dozens of journalists detained in Iran is Majid Saeedi, a freelance photographer working for Getty Images. Jonathan Klein, the photo agency's co-founder and CEO, describes Saeedi as a "dedicated photojournalist" who was simply trying to document events in...

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