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New York Times reporter arrested in Zimbabwe: newspaper
Agence France-Presse (excerpt) ^
| April 3, 2008
Posted on 04/03/2008 2:45:04 PM PDT by HAL9000
Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times correspondent Barry Bearak was one of two foreign reporters arrested in Zimbabwe, where he was covering the elections, the newspaper said Thursday.
"We do not know where he is being held, or what, if any, charges have been made against him," the paper's executive editor, Bill Keller, said in a statement.
"We are making every effort to ascertain his status, to assure that he is safe and being well treated, and to secure his prompt release."
It described Bearak as "an experienced and respected professional who has reported from many places. He won a Pulitzer prize in 2002 for his deeply affecting coverage of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan."
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(Excerpt) Read more at africasia.com ...
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; barrybearak; bearak; journalist; newyorktimes; pulitzer; zimbabwe
posted on 04/03/2008 2:45:07 PM PDT
Arresting NY Liars reporter might be good thing LOL!
HEY maybe Mugbee surf FR LOL!
posted on 04/03/2008 2:47:42 PM PDT
("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
Normally, I’d say that this is a good thing.
However, I’m pretty sure that what little sh*t that is left in that country is about to hit the fan. The press is shut down, the opposition party offices are now occupied, and the thugs are in the streets.
posted on 04/03/2008 2:47:45 PM PDT
Well, when your busted for Journalism over there, you’re in for the hassle of your life.
posted on 04/03/2008 2:47:53 PM PDT
(Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
Oh I read Barry Barack... Anyway I have a hard time caring about a NYT journalist...
posted on 04/03/2008 2:48:27 PM PDT
(Moqtada Al-Sadr has to die.)
I’m conflicted Hal...hmmmmmm.
posted on 04/03/2008 2:50:17 PM PDT
I’m scratching my head here trying to figure out how the NYT is gonna blame Bush for this reporters arrest. I’m sure they’ll figure it out. Gotta be a global warming angle or maybe Joe Wilson went to Zimbabwe back in the 90’s.
posted on 04/03/2008 2:50:58 PM PDT
by Liberty Valance
(Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
And still the NYT thinks Bush is the worst leader in the world.
posted on 04/03/2008 2:53:52 PM PDT
Zimbabies! Just doin’ the work Americans won’t do. (but should!)
New York Times reporter arrested in Zimbabwe
How is this possible, I'm sure that the NYT supports every move Robert Mugabe and his government made.
posted on 04/03/2008 3:02:51 PM PDT
I think the reporter is based out of Johannesberg, this is just plain thuggery re: claims of lack of accreditation on the part of the Mugabe goons squad.
posted on 04/03/2008 3:22:13 PM PDT
(Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
He seems to have reported mostly objectively. A compilation of his work can be found Here
posted on 04/03/2008 3:26:25 PM PDT
What do you know - Mugabe has finally done something right....
posted on 04/03/2008 3:39:22 PM PDT
I don't know anything about this reporter, but I feel bad for him. I'd be scared to death if it were me!
Prayers for his safety.
posted on 04/03/2008 3:40:09 PM PDT
I remember when the initial reports of Daniel Pearl abduction in Pakistan were posted, and a few people were happy about it.
If Bearak is mistreated as many of Mugabe's opponents have been, it will be outrageous and grounds for more sanctions against the Mugabe regime.
posted on 04/03/2008 3:43:11 PM PDT
("If someone who has access to the press says something over and over again, people believe it"- B.C.)
NY Slimes reporter, eh? I hope they boil his ass and eat him.
posted on 04/03/2008 3:59:30 PM PDT
(I hope the AG pounds the Mann Act up Spitzer's ass with a sharp stick.)
Is this a Carter-sanctioned action??
posted on 04/03/2008 4:07:23 PM PDT
To: HAL9000; All
posted on 04/03/2008 7:49:21 PM PDT
(Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
Ah heck, now Mugabe has gone and done something we FReepers will like him for.
posted on 04/03/2008 7:54:11 PM PDT
Credit Jimmy Carter for this action.
posted on 04/03/2008 7:55:23 PM PDT
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