21.05.2018 - 14:29 [ Reuters ]

Malta court rejects bid to stop FBI testimony in journalist murder case

Maurizio Cordina, a lawyer representing Malta’s Attorney General, said the case was “a desperate maneuver by Mr Degiorgio to delay, if not block” the trial, adding that Bajada had simply gathered evidence and had not worked with the FBI.

The case against Degiorgio is built mostly around intercepts of mobile phone data compiled by the FBI and Bajada.

06.05.2018 - 16:56 [ Washington Post ]

Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy. The U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.

(10.5.2018) Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops on the Israel­-Gaza border was a Hamas operative, although the media production company he founded had recently been vetted for a U.S. government grant.

Yaser Murtaja, the co-founder of Ain Media, was shot as he filmed protests at the border fence Friday.

15.04.2018 - 20:12 [ ]

Wieder Anti-Regierungsproteste in der Slowakei

Der Doppelmord an dem Investigativjournalisten Jan Kuciak und seiner Verlobten von Ende Februar ist bisher nicht aufgeklärt. Die beiden 27-Jährigen waren nach Polizeiangaben regelrecht exekutiert worden. Der ermordete Kuciak hatte Kontakte von Regierungsmitarbeitern zur italienischen Mafia und anderen zwielichtigen Geschäftsleuten untersucht.

10.04.2018 - 19:27 [ New Yorker ]

Watching a Fellow-Journalist Die in Gaza

“Anyone who lives in Gaza knows that their life is in danger, that one day they might be targeted, whether they’re civilians, journalists, even if they were foreigners or international workers, their lives are in danger. So, we were in danger. When Yaser went to report on Friday, he didn’t rule out that the I.D.F. would target anyone in the area. But we thought that at least there is some sanctity to journalists. But it is clear today that there is no respect for human rights, or for anything that is sacred.”

08.04.2018 - 08:59 [ Washington Post ]

He was wearing a vest marked ‘PRESS.’ He was shot dead covering a protest in Gaza.

The young journalist shot drone images and video for Ain Media, a small Gaza-based news agency he started five years ago. Just two weeks ago, he posted an aerial photo of Gaza City’s port on Facebook. “I wish that the day would come to take this shot when I’m in the air and not on the ground,” he wrote. “My name is Yaser Murtaja. I’m 30 years old. I live in Gaza City. I’ve never traveled!”

It was one of his last posts.

08.04.2018 - 00:07 [ The Guardian ]

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian journalist shot in Gaza

One of the first journalists to use camera drones in Gaza, Murtaja founded Ain Media, a TV production company that has done work for foreign clients including the BBC and Al Jazeera English. Under a drone image of the Gaza port that he posted on Facebook, he wrote: “I wished I could take this photo from the sky, not from land. My name is Yasser Murtaja, I am 30 years old. I live in Gaza City. I have never travelled.”

06.04.2018 - 12:06 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Dokumentarfilm über deutschen Journalisten kommt in die Kinos

„Hinzpeter Story“ handelt von dem verstorbenen Journalisten Jürgen Hinzpeter. Er fuhr während der Demokratiebewegung in Gwangju im Mai 1980 in die Stadt und informierte mit seinen außer Landes gebrachten Aufnahmen die Welt über das Geschehen.

Der Spielfilm „A Taxi Driver“, der letztes Jahr zwölf Millionen Zuschauer ins Kino lockte, beruhte auf seiner wahren Geschichte.