Pakistani U.N. Reporter Beaten Unconscious in Brooklyn; British Media Workers Protestcensorship at the BBC

October 30, 2001

Several days ago, a seasoned U.N. reporter of Pakistani descent was beaten unconscious by three white men in theBrooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.


  • Haider Rizvi, a U.N. reporter and freelance journalist. He is of Pakistani descent, and was beatenunconscious by three white men in the Brooklyn neighborhood Park Slope several days ago. He currently writes for theIndo-Asian News Service, and formerly wrote for the Village Voice and the InterPress Service.

Some 200 people gathered outside the BBC in London a few days ago in a rally against press censorship. Manyprotesters wore gags to highlight British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s attempts to control the reporting of thebombing of Afghanistan. Others carried placards calling for peace.


  • Mike Marqusee, member of Media Workers Against the War.

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