Somali police arrest alleged rape victim and reporter

United Nations calls for investigation after alleged rape victim and journalist who reported claims are arrested for defamation, in latest in a string of similar cases

Somali police on patrol in Mogadishu Photo: SIEGFRIED MODOLA/REUTERS

United Nations calls for investigation after alleged rape victim and journalist who reported claims are arrested for defamation, in latest in a string of similar cases

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Exclusive: Austin SWAT Confines Resident To His Own Home

SWAT team demands Infowars reporter get back inside his apartment

Infowars.com
August 8, 2013

Infowars reporter Jakari Jackson, along with a few of his neighbors, received a rude awakening today when an aggressive SWAT team showed up to perform an early morning ambush.

Jackson was startled out of his slumber around 5:30am when he heard someone banging on a door loudly. He immediately armed himself and walked to the front door of his Southeast Austin apartment to see what was the matter.

He soon heard a loudspeaker boom that the Austin Police was there to serve a warrant, and could see what looked like an Austin SWAT van parked outside.

He could also hear loud bangs which he believes were likely flash bang grenades.

Ever the intrepid journalist, Jackson grabbed a camera and attempted to film the raid, which happened to target one of his close neighbors.

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Lindsey Graham Isn’t Sure If Bloggers Deserve ‘First Amendment Protection’

Of course they do. But the question at hand is whether a media shield law should protect them as well.

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Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill.

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