American Journalist Austin Tice Missing In Syria Since Mid-August

Various media have reported that Austin Tice a reporter for several media outlets including CBS News, The Washington Post and McClatchy Newspapers has not been heard from since mid-month of August.

Tice entered Syria in May without a visa and may be in the custody of Syria government forces.

So far the Syrian government has ignored questions from the US State Department as to the whereabouts of Tice.

On October 1, 2012 The Telegraph reported a video (below) shows Tice alive and being pushed and shoved by unknown gunmen up a hill. The date of the video according to the article is unknown. Austin Tice is still missing.

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Concern Over The Arrest Of Mexican Journalist Sanjuana Martínez

Two websites devoted to protecting the rights of journalists worldwide are expressing concern over the arrest of Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martínez on Thursday (July 5) supposedly due to a civil custody dispute.

Martinez has done critical reporting in regards to Mexican judge Luz Maria Guerrero Delgado and her ordering back in 2008 a raid on a center for domestic abuse.

“We are troubled by the detention of Sanjuana Martínez and demand her release,” said Carlos Lauría, CPJ‘s senior program coordinator for the Americas. “We call on Mexican authorities to reassign Martínez’s case to avoid a potential conflict of interest and ensure a due process of law.”

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