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Canadian report documenting murdered journalists and impunity in Honduras to be presented in Washington, D.C.

In February 2012, Honduran journalist Dina Meza received two text messages that threatened her with sexual violence and death. The messages were signed Commando Alvarez Martinez, a pseudonym that is often used in Honduras to threaten human rights activists and journalists with torture, rape and death. Now this week, Dina Meza will tell her story and publicly testify about the impunity and violence journalists like her face in Honduras.

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Blogs provide room for independent Tunisian journalism

In Tunisia, blogs are now providing media press freedom for independent journalism.

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British journalist briefs Armenian community in LA on latest developments in Syria

Robert Fisk, an English writer and journalist, has been Middle East correspondent of The Independent for more than twenty years, primarily based in Beirut. Here are some his experiences in Syria.

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1000 Days in Jail for Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu

March 16, 2014 marked the 1000th day of imprisonment for Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu. She is one of the independent journalists and bloggers that awe convicted by the Ethiopian government under a sweeping anti-terrorism law since 2011. Here are some descriptions about the plight of imprisoned life for these Ethiopian journalists include Reeyot from blogger BefeQadu Z Hailu and some twitter examples from twitter users that sent out tweets to express their support for the jailed journalist.

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Freelance In Africa: A Young Reporter’s Story

Anjan Sundaram, who declared himself as a freelance journalist, went to Congo to fill his life. Here are some stories about his experiences. The key point is: Going freelance, to Congo, Africa, with a young now-journalist who just did it.

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Guest Post: Protecting Journalists in Armed Conflict

In 2013, seventy journalists reporting from conflict zones were killed. Professional media workers and citizen journalists alike have been targets of death, torture, enforced disappearance, abduction and intimidation, and an indeterminate number of human rights violations by both pro- and anti-government forces in Syrian, Iraq and Egypt. Due to the increasing attention for violence against journalists, some actions about journalists protection have began.

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Journalists covering the ongoing crisis in the southern Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea continue to be detained, harassed, and obstructed. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides of the crisis to allow journalists to report freely on the events in Crimea and Ukraine. Some true experience about journalists in Crimea.

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