Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, August 28, 2006

U. S. Journalist Detained in Sudan

Paul Salopek, a Chicago Tribune journalist on assignment for the National Geographic, has been charged with spying by the Sudanese government. The New York Times reports that Salopek was arrested August 6 but the U. S. Embassy only received word of his detention August 17. His interpreter and a driver are also being held. Read more here. Read an appreciation of Salopek's journalism by Tribune colleagues here.

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