NEWS SNIPPETS

  • 29/09/2006

A British television channel has been criticised as "irresponsible' for making a drama in which US President George Bush is assassinated. Death of a President, on More4, uses actors and computer effects to portray the president being shot dead during an anti-war rally in Chicago in 2007. The makers of the 90-minute film said they used the event to explore the effects of the war on terror on the US.

Almost 800 Latin American journalists have been killed in 30 years, according to research by the Latin American Journalists Federation. The association notes that "the alliance between armed drug-traffickers associated with state, regional, provincial or local political powers, present the greatest risk to journalists in the region.'

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