Australian reporter hit by bullet in the Philippines, tweets photo of ‘lucky’ miss

ABC journalist Adam Harvey shared a photo of the x-ray which shows the bullet lodged behind his jaw. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Updated 16 June 2017
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Australian reporter hit by bullet in the Philippines, tweets photo of ‘lucky’ miss

DUBAI: An Australian journalist took to Twitter to assure followers he is fine after being hit by a stray bullet in his neck while covering the Philippine military's assault against militants aligned with Daesh in a southern city.
ABC journalist Adam Harvey shared a photo of the x-ray which shows the bullet lodged behind his jaw.
“Lucky,” he captioned the photo.
“Thanks everyone — I'm okay. Bullet is still in my neck, but it missed everything important.,” he wrote in the caption to another photo.

“I felt an almighty stabbing at the side of my neck and I went down on the ground and I thought I'd been hit by a bit of shrapnel,” he said, according to the BBC.
Harvey was hit at the provincial capitol building, where government officials hold briefings on the progress against the militants who've laid siege to Marawi since last month.

— With AP


Egyptian military court sentences journalist to 10 years

Updated 22 May 2018
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Egyptian military court sentences journalist to 10 years

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court has sentenced a freelance journalist who reported on the Sinai insurgency to 10 years in prison on terror-related charges.
The Cairo military court on Tuesday convicted Ismail Alexandrani of spreading false news and joining an outlawed group, without identifying it. The verdict can be appealed.
Alexandrani was detained in 2015 upon his return to Egypt after delivering a presentation on Sinai militancy in Berlin. He worked for several news outlets in Egypt.
Egypt has heavily restricted media access to the northern Sinai, where it has struggled to combat a Daesh-led insurgency that has carried out attacks across the country.
Egyptian authorities have jailed several journalists as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent, and have passed vague laws criminalizing the dissemination of “false news.”