Israel bans journalists voicing opinions on air

The Israeli parliament has passed a law banning journalists working for the country’s public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on air.

The law, passed early Thursday in the middle of the night, drew criticism from journalists, who accused the … Read the rest

Pentagon war manual authorises killing of ‘beliggerent’ journalists too

The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the “law of war,” detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy. The manual also states that journalists can be labeled “unprivileged belligerents,” an obscure term that replaced “enemy combatant.”

The 1,176-page … Read the rest

Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to 7 years in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to seven years in jail after an Egyptian judge found them guilty on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation” by publishing lies.

The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera’s Kenya-based correspondent, and … Read the rest

Foreign journalists’ vehicle towed away from Mandela home

Nelson Mandela's houe in Houghton, Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela’s house in Houghton, Johannesburg

A car belonging to foreign media observing the house of former president Nelson Mandela was towed away for having caused an obstruction in Houghton on Thursday night, Johannesburg metro police said.

Spokesman Chief Superintendent … Read the rest

Egypt ‘in a state of media and rhetorical war’

The military says Tamer Abdel-Raouf sped through a military checkpoint, ignoring soldiers’ warning shots. A colleague who was with him in the car says he obeyed the soldiers’ orders to turn back, but they opened fire anyway as he was … Read the rest

Egypt military issues warning to ‘biased’ Western journalists

pressegyptThe Egyptian government isn’t very happy with the way in which foreign journalists are covering the military crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in the country, a conflict that has left over 800 people dead and thousands injured in just a few … Read the rest

Zim reporter denies uranium story

zbclogoZimbabwean police are looking for two journalists from the British newspaper, The Times over a story about a secret uranium export deal between Zimbabwe and Iran, a state newspaper reported Sunday.

The two Times journalists, Jan Raath and Jerome Starkey, … Read the rest

Candles burn for ailing Mandela

Cards and flowers for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria
Cards and flowers for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria

Burning candles, bouquets of pink and red flowers, paintings and hundreds of messages at the entrance of a Pretoria hospital on Wednesday urged critically-ill former president Nelson … Read the rest

International journalists warned about equipment outside Mandela hospital

International journalists stationed outside the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is believed to be receiving treatment were warned about their equipment on Wednesday.

“… Some broadcasters had some equipment which is not licensed,” said Independent Communications Authority of … Read the rest