Posts Tagged ‘journalist’


POSTED: July 24, 2009

Days before the bombing campaign began, Kelly Hayes-Raitt was in Iraq. (more…)

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Wednesday 22 July 2009 21.04 BST

In a country where politics is dominated by tribal chiefs, village mullahs and unsavoury warlords, the people of Afghanistan will tomorrow be treated to a unique exercise in modern democracy. (more…)

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BBC News


Somali journalist Ahmed-Tajir Omar Hashi was walking in Mogadishu’s Bakara market with his boss, the head of one of the country’s leading broadcasters, Radio Shabelle, recently when he heard the crack of gunfire.

“I was hit in the left hand and the bullet passed into my left side above the kidney. It felt as if I was hit with a little stone. I did not know what it was because I had never been shot before,” says Mr Hashi who is recovering from his injuries in hospital.

“When I looked back, I saw Muktar Mohamed Hirabe lying on the ground and a man with a hand-gun standing above him. Then, I realised that I was in trouble and ran for my life.

Mr Hirabe became the fifth journalist to be killed this year in Somalia, which has become one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists to work. (more…)

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By Ian Austin, The New York Times

An Afghan journalist who had once been detained by the United States was killed Tuesday in a drive-by shooting as he left his office in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Canadian television reported. The journalist, Javed Yazamy, worked primarily for the CTV network as a camera operator and assistant covering Canadian troops in the Kandahar region. In 2007, he was arrested by United States forces and held at Bagram Air Base for about 11 months.


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