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  • Media watchdog: 23 reporters arrested in Iran

    06/21/2009 9:02:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 489+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/21/09 | Angela Charlton - ap
    PARIS – Iranian authorities have arrested 23 journalists and bloggers since post-election protests began a week ago, according to a media watchdog that says reporters are a "priority target" for Iran's leadership. Among those arrested was the head of the Association of Iranian Journalists, Reporters Without Borders said Sunday. ... The group released a list of 23 Iranian journalists, editors and bloggers arrested since June 14, and says it has lost contact with several others believed detained or in hiding. ..
  • Protest Interrupts Local Broadcasts [NEWSBREAKERS: "WE ARE PUTTING TELEVISON NEWS ON NOTICE.."]

    01/08/2005 7:29:26 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 122 replies · 16,336+ views
    NEWSBREAKERS ^ | January 6-7, 2005 | staff
    Protest Interrupts Local Broadcasts 1/6/2005 6:45 PM (WROC-TV Rochester) CBS The Thursday afternoon edition of News 8 Now At Noon was interrupted by protestors. The interruption occured as reporter Elizabeth Harness broadcast live the story of the Highland Hospital power outage. The group claimed to be a local media watchdog organization. But the group may be nothing more than pranksters intent on interrupting local news coverage. Three men in costume -- one wearing a flesh-toned body suit, labeled "invisible suit," interrupted Harness's live report. The man in the invisible suit jumped up and down behind the reporter, while two others...
  • NYT Obit: Reed Irvine, 82, the Founder of a Media Criticism Group, Dies (The Times plays catch-up)

    11/19/2004 5:52:12 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 471+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2004 | MICHAEL T. KAUFMAN
    Reed Irvine, the founder of Accuracy in Media, a watchdog group dedicated to exposing, challenging and at times bullying those he accused of slanting news coverage from a liberal perspective, died on Tuesday at a hospice in Rockville, Md. He was 82. A longtime resident of Silver Spring, Md., Mr. Irvine had recently moved to Gaithersburg, Md. The cause was complications of a stroke, said his son, Donald, AIM's current chairman. Founded in 1969, Accuracy in Media is a group that, as Mr. Irvine described it, was intended to be "representative of the consumers of the journalistic product and not...