Police petitioned over female officer’s blackmail of journalist

A member of the Enugu State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Mr Callistus Ebue has petitioned the Police over alleged harassment and intimidation by a female police officer following his refusal to bribe her. Mr. Ebue said that the police woman who was investigating a case of alleged “misdemeanour and conduct likely… Read More Police petitioned over female officer’s blackmail of journalist

Chinese journalist sentenced to four years imprisonment on charges of extortion and blackmail

A Chinese court sentenced the former head of one of the country’s best known financial newspapers to four years in prison on Thursday, closing a massive media corruption case as Beijing tightens control over the press. Shen Hao, former president of 21st Century Media, was convicted of extortion and blackmail, “forced transactions” and embezzlement, the… Read More Chinese journalist sentenced to four years imprisonment on charges of extortion and blackmail

Turkish journalists arrested and charged for espionage

Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey’s secret services sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria. Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, and Erdem Gul, the paper’s Ankara bureau chief, face life imprisonment if found guilty. Their report and video footage attracted a political storm in Turkey and… Read More Turkish journalists arrested and charged for espionage

Journalist brutalized by prison officers in court premises

Officers of Nigerian Prison Service from Kuje Prison, Abuja, numbering about 10, openly brutalized a Vanguard reporter, Mr. Emmanuel Elebeke. The incident occurred at about 2p.m. at the premises of Court 2 of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, when the reporter took the photograph of the six accused persons from Kuje prison, who were… Read More Journalist brutalized by prison officers in court premises

BBC journalist, Sue Lloyd-Roberts dies at 64

BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, died on Tuesday aged 64. Ms Lloyd-Roberts died on Tuesday evening at University College Hospital in London. Ms Lloyd-Roberts, who had acute myeloid leukaemia, died following complications from a stem cell transplant. The BBC hosted an open day in June to encourage potential stem cell, or bone marrow, donors to come… Read More BBC journalist, Sue Lloyd-Roberts dies at 64

Israeli soldiers harass journalists in West Bank

The IDF has suspended one officer and launched an investigation after a video emerged showing IDF soldiers attacking two journalists and destroying their cameras in the West Bank village of Beit Furik on Friday afternoon. The video, from Palestinian video production company Palmedia, shows the journalists from Agence France-Presse working near a group of IDF… Read More Israeli soldiers harass journalists in West Bank