Car carrying journalists hit in Gaza; Thai editor arrested thanks to Facebook comments

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. Car hit in Gaza: A car marked “TV” was hit in Gaza by an Israeli strike, Jack Mirkinson reported for The Huffington Post on Wednesday. The Palestinian driver of that car was killed and journalists were reportedly injured.

2. In prison: Thanapol Eawsakul, a magazine editor in Thailand, was released on Wednesday after four days in jail, according to Reporters Without Borders. Eawsakul was arrested after criticizing the military on Facebook. Also on Wednesday, Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli reported to jail on, Reuters reported. Rasouli will spend two years in jail and was also sentenced to get 50 lashes “over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda, sources close to the journalist said.”

3. If cows could take selfies… Here’s the front from The Chronicle Herald, in Halifax, Canada, courtesy Newseum.

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