Barry Bearak

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Times Reporter Recounts Time Jailed in Zimbabwe

Journalist was detained by Mugabe regime for reporting on election

(Newser) - On April 3, Barry Bearak was arrested in Harare on charges of "committing journalism" and locked in a Zimbabwean prison. The New York Times reporter now tells the story of his imprisonment, which involved four days of negotiating the murky legal system with the help of one of the... More »

Zimbabwe Frees Times Reporter, British Journalist

Bearak arrested for violating pseudo-censorship laws

(Newser) - New York Times reporter Barry Bearak and a British journalist were freed on bail today by Zimbabwean authorities, who arrested them last week for covering the country's presidential elections without government approval. Bearak was released to a clinic; he was injured in jail when he fell 7 feet from his... More »

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