In Mali, Islamic militants beat journalist, close radio station

7 Aug

People from Mali's north protest against the Islamist takeover of their region in the capital, Bamako, on July 4. (AP/Harouna Traore)

Lagos, Nigeria, August 7, 2012–Members of
an Islamist militant group attacked a radio journalist in Mali on Sunday and
ordered his station off the air, according to local journalists and news
reports. The attack was in retaliation for the station’s coverage of local
protests, according to local journalists and a leader of the Islamist group.

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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