Who are firing the shots that are injuring journalists?

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en ThailandAsia – Pacific ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand Reporters Without Borders called on the Thai Army and the Red Shirts toguarantee the safety of journalists covering ongoing clashes in Bangkokafter three reporters were injured: a cameraman for France 24, aphotographer for Thai newspaper Matichon, and a photographer for the Thaidaily The Nation.“The confusion reigning in various parts of Bangkok do not suffice to explain the shooting injuries sustained by several Thai and foreign journalists since April,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both camps must comply fully with the requirements of international law, according to which journalists cannot be military targets. We also call for an investigation to establish who gave the orders to shoot a rebel general as he was being interviewed by journalists.”The press freedom organisation added: “We note that Thailand has just got itself elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and we urge the government to guarantee the safety of civilians and put an end to news censorship, in particular, the blocking of the Prachatai website.”Nelson Rand, a Canadian reporter employed by the French TV news station France 24, was badly injured today by automatic gunfire near the Suan Lum night bazaar. Cyriel Payen, France 24’s Bangkok bureau chief, said he was hit in an exchange of shots between soldiers and Red Shirts. A photographer with the Thai newspaper Matichon also sustained a gunshot injury in the same place.“He underwent a very long operation and came out of the operating room at about 6 pm,” Payen said about Rand. “He is slowly recovering consciousness. He was hit three times by shots from an assault rifle. Once in the leg, causing the loss of a lot of blood. Once in the abdomen and once in the hand, causing multiple fractures. The doctors say his condition is now stable.” News News Organisation center_img News to go further Hiroyuki Muramoto, a Japanese cameraman working for the Reuters news agency, was fatally shot and a France 24 cameraman was injured in clashes in Bangkok on 10 April. The results of the official investigation into Muramoto’s death have still not been released.Reporters Without Borders is also shocked by the methods used by the army to eliminate the pro-Red Shirt general Khattiya Sawasdipol, who was shot in the head yesterday while being interviewed by International Herald Tribune reporter Thomas Fuller. Another journalist who was there said the shot appeared to have been fired by a sniper.Fuller told CNN: “I was facing him, he was answering my questions, looking at me and the bullet hit him in the forehead, from what I could tell. It looks like the bullet came over my head and struck him.”At least three people have been killed and more than 60 have been injured in the past 24 hours in Bangkok. A third journalist, working for The Nation, Chaiwat Pumpuang, was shot inthe right leg on 15 May as the army tried to disperse Red Shirts blocked aroad at Din Daeng in Bangkok.Continued shooting in the area prevented the photographer from being takento hospital for half an hour.A journalist working for Voice TV, a Thai cable station that supports the Red Shirts, was also reportedly injured in Bangkok. Red Shirt protesters harassed a TV crew working for Thailand’s Channel 3, accusing them of supporting the government. After an argument, the journalists were able to leave the scene. News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more May 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who are firing the shots that are injuring journalists? Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Dungloe Festival kicks off today

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – July 24, 2010 Pinterest Previous articleLee Gooch & Jedward at XtravisionNext articleBaby dies in ‘tragic accident’ News Highland Twitter Google+ Facebook The ten day Dungloe festival gets underway today, culminating in the Mary from Dungloe pageant.Thousands of people are expected to visit the area for the duration of the festival.Spokesperson for Failte Ireland Sheena Doyle says visitors can expect a lot of fun..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/07dunl1.mp3[/podcast] Dungloe Festival kicks off today Newsx Advertscenter_img Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

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