July 9, 2014

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

1. Strike deadline set for 4 p.m.: Unless a contract is agreed on, Toronto, Canada’s Globe and Mail union will begin its strike at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Vanessa Lu reported Tuesday in the Toronto Star. The fence put up around the building last week is still tweeting.

2. Israel accused of targeting journalists: Reporters Without Borders reported Tuesday that Israel is targeting journalists. RWB has a special report focusing on the dangers facing Palestinian journalists. Jack Mirkinson wrote about the report Tuesday for The Huffington Post.

Journalists have found themselves frequently caught in the crossfire in recent days. Last week, an NBC News crew filmed itself in the midst of a crowd of Palestinians being fired on by Israeli police in Jerusalem. CNN’s Ben Wedeman was also hit by a rubber bullet.

3. Arrests: Moroccan broadcast journalist Mahmoud Lhaisan was arrested Friday, Committee to Protect Journalists reported Tuesday, “after reporting on police abuse during protests following a World Cup game.”

4. Shame: I’m working on a whole collection of these, both from Brazil and the rest of the world after Brazil’s thorough walloping on Tuesday. Here’s one to start with, from Hoje Em Dia, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)


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