From globeandmail.com: Two German journalists working for the country's national broadcaster and traveling on their own through northern Afghanistan were killed on Saturday by gunmen, the Afghan government said. The two — a man and a woman — were killed by unidentified gunmen while travelling through Baghlan province, said Zemari Bashary, the Interior Ministry spokesman. […]
Anna Politkovskaya, who made a name for herself criticizing the Russian government’s actions in Chechnya, has been found dead.
That seems to be the current fear, according to this NYT article. An excerpt: At an unusual series of leadership meetings in 44 cities this fall, more than 6,000 pastors are hearing dire forecasts from some of the biggest names in the conservative evangelical movement. Their alarm has been stoked by a highly suspect claim that […]
RSF is sounding the alarm on the treatment of journalists in Uzbekistan. One has just been imprisoned on trumped-up charges, and another has been committed for psychiatric treatment. Remind you of any regimes from days gone by? An excerpt from the Reporters sans Frontieres release: An “appalling, Soviet-style crackdown on journalists” is under way in […]
Five years ago this weekend, U.S. President George W. Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom — the drive to dislodge the Taliban from Afghanistan. Democracy Now! talks to two authors about their new book: Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords and the Propaganda of Silence. An excerpt: AMY GOODMAN: … Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls are also co-directors of the […]