Thursday, 3 May 2007

UNESCO World Press Freedom Day

Today's Gulf News reports Egyptian journalist Howaida Taha was found guilty of 'harming the country's interests' by an Egyptian court and sentenced, in absentia, to six months imprisonment. Taha, who works for the Qatari Al Jazeera, is currently in Doha and can be expected to be staying there for some time to come.

Today is UNESCO World Press Freedom Day.

The timing. The irony.

Meanwhile, UNESCO interviews Ghassan Tueni: one of a number of features on its site today.

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