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Pic shows: Greek journalist, Anthi Pazianou, has become the target of a personal attack by a far-right group of individuals. A journalist is taking legal action against anti-refugee activists who targeted her for highlighting the story of a nine-year-old girl who was attacked for wearing a headscarf. Anthi Pazianou, who writes for papers on the Greek island of Lesbos, wrote that far-right extremists had attacked the girl in a churchyard after mistaking her for a migrant. They reportedly thought the local girl, from the town of Gera, was a Muslim because of her headscarf when in fact she was wearing it for medical reasons. Police were called to the scene and the attackers apologised to the mother of the child who decided not to file a complaint against them. Ms Pazianou, a journalist with the 'Embros' and 'I Kathimerini' newspapers on the island, reportedly offended the group by reporting the story. It led to Ms Pazianou, who is the mother of a three-year-old child, becoming the victim of personal attacks on social media, according to reports. A photo of Ms Pazianou with migrants at the island's Moria refugee camp was featured on a Facebook group page, along with offensive messages. Ms Pazianou commented: "This far-right and hideous attack is purely sexist and repeats what is being said about professional journalists on the island of Lesbos." She has filed a lawsuit against four individuals, three men and a woman, and requested they be taken into custody. Two of the four were arrested but later freed. The administrator of the Facebook page has not been named but is said to be a merchant and former member of the Greek navy from Gera town. Members of the Facebook group have reportedly made posts calling for patrols to drive immigrants and asylum seekers off the island. However, they do not describe themselves as a far-right group but as frustrated citizens who see their island being overrun by refugees. Lesbos lies close to the Turkish coast and is a major

Journo Threatened For Reporting Attack On 9yo Girl

Story By: Anastasia Tsougka, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency:Central European News Picture Credit: CEN A journalist is taking legal action against anti-refugee activists who targeted her for highlighting the story of a nine-year-old girl who was attacked for wearing a headscarf. Anthi Pazianou, who writes for papers on the Greek island of Lesbos, wrote…

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Read more about the article Mexican Journo Killed In 1st Days Of Presidential Rul
Pic Shows: Alejandro Marquez was found dead; A journalist and former candidate for governor has been killed during the first days of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s rule as President of Mexico. The body of the journalist identified as Alejandro Marquez has been found near the city of Tepic, the capital of the state of Nayarit in Mexico. Local media report the last time his family saw him was on Friday afternoon when he had finished his lunch and he received a phone call and left his house on a motorbike. They did not hear from him after then. According to local media it is believed that he was shot in the back of the neck and the motorbike was not found next to him. The journalist had worked with many media outlets in his career and was recently put in charge of the publication 'Orion Informativo'. According to local media, he was working to expose political individuals who were allegedly connected with organised crime. Also in past local elections the journalist had been a candidate for Governor for the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) political party in the municipality of Tuxpan. The Prosecutor General informed that the investigation is ongoing but no arrests have been reported. The violence in Mexico has taken the lives of 140 journalists since the year 2000, according to the National Commission of Human Rights. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s rule as President of Mexico began on 1st December.

Mexican Journo Killed In 1st Days Of Presidential Rul

Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News A journalist and former candidate for governor has been killed during the first days of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s rule as President of Mexico. The body of the journalist identified as Alejandro Marquez has been found near the city of Tepic, the capital…

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Read more about the article Murdered Ukrainian Journo To Brit Media: Go F Yourselves
Pics shows: Arkady Babchenko comment about British media; The 'murdered' Ukrainian journalist critical of the Kremlin who faked his death in order to help cops catch an assassin has told the British media to "go f*ck themselves" over criticism of the stunt. Arkady Babchenko, 41, who shocked people when he turned up at a press conference still alive, after earlier reports of his death at the hands of a Kremlin-backed assassin, posted the statement on his Facebook page. He said: "The British media is questioning whether there is really more harm than good that came from what I did? Dear British press, would you please go and f*ck yourselves? If you want to do something useful however, you can give me a British passport and British protection. Then you will have the right to teach me how I should save myself and my family. F*cking smart-a*ses!" A considerable portion of the British media warned that the stunt might have done more harm than good, including Lindsey Hilsum, the international editor for Channel 4 News, who tweeted: "So now every time a journalist is murdered, those responsible will unleash their bots and propagandists to say it’s fake news. "Thanks, Ukrainian security services. That’s really helpful to all who care about journalists’ safety." Leonid Ragozin, a former BBC and Russian Newsweek journalist, tweeted: "Babchenko’s death turns out to be fake news of the century. "A mindless and tragic mistreatment of public empathy that discredits so many things at once – Ukraine, Russian liberals, journalists. Only Kremlin wins." Sun journalist John Lucas added: "This will be a massive propaganda boost for Putin and his supporters and doesn’t do much to help journos also facing threats." The row follows on from claims now known to be false that Russian anti-Putin journalist Arkady Babchenko had been shot in the back by an unidentified killer at his home in Kiev one year after fleeing Russia over concerns for his safety. Babchenko, 41, was a

Murdered Ukrainian Journo To Brit Media: Go F Yourselves

Story By:Sergey Panashchuk, Sub Editor:Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News Pics shows: Arkady Babchenko comment about British media; The 'murdered' Ukrainian journalist critical of the Kremlin who faked his death in order to help cops catch an assassin has told the British media to "go f*ck themselves" over criticism of…

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Police Ordered To Tell Media About Sex Attacker Origins

Story By: Michael Leidig, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News Austria's Interior Ministry has ordered police press officers to ensure journalists are made aware of the country of origin of sex attackers and have been ordered not to suppress such stories. The move follows allegations in Germany that police had often been instructed to cover up…

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Read more about the article Store That Assaulted Blind Man Admits Media Censorship
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Store That Assaulted Blind Man Admits Media Censorship

Story By: Anastasia Tsougka, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency:Central European News The head of embattled supermarket chain Monoprix whose staff were seen manhandling a visually impaired shopper has admitted blacklisting the newspaper that broke the viral story by taking copies off the shelves. Picture Credit: CEN/Infogm The regional director of…

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