Category Archives: Media Workers

labor issues and working conditions, censorship and citizen journalism

Al-Jazeera – Under Fire for Distorted Coverage

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Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-funded international news bureau, has been accused by its own editors and reporters of intentionally distorting coverage of conflict in Syria and Libya.

Canada’s Real News Network did a 3-part interview with Ali Hashem, a Beirut-based reporter for Al-Jazeera who recently quit his job. An editor at the same bureau later supported Hashem’s allegation and left his position as well. Continue reading Al-Jazeera – Under Fire for Distorted Coverage

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Hikers Freed from Evin Prison

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Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were freed from Tehran’s Evin Prison after serving more than two years on allegations of spying.

The two were arrested – with Sarah Shourd, now Bauer’s fiancee – in 2009 while hiking in Kurdistan. Shourd was released last year.

Media Alliance, which served as the fiscal sponsor for the support project, Free the Hikers  welcomes them home after too long a time.

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