June 2014

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June 2014

The following are links to articles related to media safety. The stories compiled here are from other sources and for informational purposes only. SAG-AFTRA does not verify their accuracy and posting them here does not imply an endorsement of the source. 

Russian Cameraman 5th Journalist Killed in Ukraine

June 30, 2014 – ABC News 

By Lynn Berry

A veteran cameraman working for Russia's Channel One was killed in eastern Ukraine when a bus carrying journalists and soldiers' mothers was hit by gunfire, the station said Monday.

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Another Paraguayan Journalist Killed Near Brazilian Border

June 27, 2014 - Journalism in the Americas, The Knight Center, University of Texas at Austin

By Dylan Baddour

A Paraguayan radio host was shot and killed in his home on June 19, just over one month after another radio reporter was killed on the same region, near the border with Brazil.

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Outrage as Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Staff 

June 24, 2014 – Al Jazeera

By Staff and News Agencies

Jail terms for Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed spark global outcry and calls for their immediate release.

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Somalia: UN envoy denounces killing of journalist, stresses need for media safety

June 21, 2014 – UN News Centre

By Staff

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia condemned the killing on Saturday of radio journalist Yusuf Keynan in the capital, Mogadishu, and urged that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice.

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CNN Reporter Roughed Up During Hamas Protest (Video)

June 20, 2014 – CNN

By Staff

A CNN reporter and cameraman were roughed up by Palestinian security forces during a Hamas protest.

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KTVU Reporter’s Purse Stolen in Oakland While Covering a Crime Story

June 17, 2014 – CBS SF Bay Area

By Staff

A KTVU reporter in Oakland covering the city’s crime beat on Monday night wound up becoming a victim herself when her television livetruck was burglarized and her purse stolen.

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CNN Reporter Hit by Tear Gas During Live Broadcast of World Cup Protest (Video)

 June 12 - The Wrap

By James Crugnale

CNN's Brazil Bureau Chief Shasta Darlington was hit by tear gas live on television Thursday as she was covering World Cup protests in Sao Paulo.

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Covering Conflict and Corruption, Journalists Face Rising Threat of Violence and Imprisonment (Video)

March 5, 2014 – PBS Newshour

By Staff

Egypt’s arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, charged with assisting the Muslim Brotherhood, has prompted outcry around the world.

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