AP reporter arrested and beaten by police (video)

VIETNAM Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest and mistreatment of Associated Press Hanoi bureau chief Ben Stocking by police while he was covering a peaceful demonstration by Vietnamese Catholics today in Hanoi. A video of his arrest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTnukD8uYW4 clearly shows police officers forcing him to leave the site of the demonstration. Stocking said the police … More AP reporter arrested and beaten by police (video)

No roof, but Galveston Daily News never misses edition

GALVESTON — Hurricane Ike blew the roof off Galveston’s daily newspaper and reduced its equipment to a single cell phone, but the Galveston County Daily News never missed an edition. The Daily News printed its Saturday edition Friday in advance of the storm, but the mandatory evacuation made distribution difficult, editor Heber Taylor said. See … More No roof, but Galveston Daily News never misses edition

Four-member TV crew kidnapped and killed in Mosul

http://www.mediachannel.org/wordpress/2008/09/15/four-member-tv-crew-kidnapped-and-killed-in-mosul/ Reporters Without Borders is appalled and saddened by the murder of four employees of privately-owned TV station Al-Sharqiya (photo,AFP) yesterday in the northern city of Mosul. Al-Sharqiya’s news director noted that the murders followed a smear campaign against the station by state TV broadcaster Al Iraqiya. The Al-Sharqiya TV crew – consisting of Mosul … More Four-member TV crew kidnapped and killed in Mosul

Detained US filmmaker released in Nigeria

LAGOS (AFP) — A US documentary filmmaker and journalist detained for spying in Nigeria’s volatile oil-rich Niger Delta has been released, police and a Paris-based media watchdog said Wednesday. “I can confirm that Andrew Berends has been released,” a senior police officer in Rivers state told AFP, without giving details. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders … More Detained US filmmaker released in Nigeria

Chinese Cyber-dissident Still in Jail After 3 Months

Appeal by wife of cyber-dissident who has just completed third month in jail 10.09.2008 – After speaking yesterday with Zeng Li, the wife of imprisoned cyber-dissident Huang Qi, Reporters Without Borders today publishes a transcript of her comments, in which she describes his arrest as “unfair and unacceptable.” “Huang is the victim of the Chinese … More Chinese Cyber-dissident Still in Jail After 3 Months