Archive for November, 2012

Tyler Hicks has spent the last 10 days covering the fighting in Gaza City, and its aftermath. Mr. Hicks, a New York Times staff photographer, spoke with James Estrin by phone on Friday night from Gaza City. The conversation has been edited and condensed.


How are you?


I’m mostly relieved. The truce seems to be holding.


Tell me what you saw this last week.


I arrived in Gaza City on the 16th and right away it was clear that this wasn’t going to be resolved overnight. Bombs were being dropped by Israeli aircraft and there was a lot of tension on the street. Normally, it is quite busy in Gaza City and it takes time to get from place to place. But there were no traffic jams and the streets were mostly empty.

The bombing was constant and unrelenting. Most of it was concentrated overnight and in the early morning hours, though the bombing went on all day as well. Generally, it was heavier in the evening and early morning hours.

Read Full Article: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/a-responsibility-to-photograph-and-remember/

By James Estrin For The New York Times,  November 26, 2012

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The setting at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Tuesday represented the height of refinement, but Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian, reminded the black-tie crowd at the annual dinner for the Committee to Protect Journalists of something it knew all too well: in many parts of the globe, its profession is under murderous assault.

“Targeting journalism has become a trend, and now the people who are harassing and killing journalists include governments as well as the people you would expect,” said Mr. Rusbridger, who, along with others, was honored at the gathering in New York.

Read Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/business/media/using-war-as-cover-to-target-journalists.html?ref=global-home

By David Carr for The New York Times, November 25, 2012

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GAZA CITY, Gaza – The targeting of local journalists in Gaza has been seen as the Israeli government’s latest attempt at preventing the broadcasting of what many Palestinians consider to be the achievements of their resistance against Israeli aggression.

On Tuesday, Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists. Mohammad al-Koumi and Houssam Salam, both cameramen for al-Aqsa television, were hit while traveling in a car clearly marked as belonging to the broadcast media, according to the station. Mohammad Abu Aisha, a journalist with al-Quds Educational Radio, was also killed later that day, when an airstrike hit his car.

Read Full Article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/11/201211212322418802.html

By Nour Samaha for Aljazeera,  22 Nov 2012

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The young freelance journalist kidnapped recently in Syria, Austin Tice, joins the long list of reporters who, having taken great risks with their lives and freedom to focus our attention on the travails of distant and very different people, are now paying the price. That list, which includes Mary Colvin, Tim Hetherington, and Daniel Pearl, among many others, had my name on it for seven long years.

Read Full Article: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/25/running_toward_danger?page=0,0

By TERRY ANDERSON publish by Foreign Policy on OCTOBER 25, 2012






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Photojournalist Eros Hoagland is one of the stars of HBO’s documentary series ‘Witness,’ premiering Nov. 5. He writes about providing perspective in conflict-ridden areas—and what he’s witnessed over the years.

Read full article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/05/conflict-photographer-eros-hoagland-on-his-dangerous-craft.html

by Eros Hoagland publish by The daily beast on Nov 5, 2012

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The Committee  to Protect Journalist Mourns the death of four journalist  in Peru.

New York, November 6, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is saddened by the deaths of four Peruvian journalists who perished Monday in a car accident in the central  highlands Junín region while on assignment, according to news reports.

Read Full Article: https://www.cpj.org/2012/11/cpj-mourns-the-deaths-of-four-journalists-in-peru.php

Posted by CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalist) on November 6, 2012 2:34 PM ET

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Austin Tice

Last month, a video surfaced on the Internet showing an American freelance journalist who had been captured in Syria by a group of armed men. It provided hope that Austin Tice may still be alive.

Tice, a 31-year-old Texan, went missing in a Damascus suburb in mid-August close to a town I lived in for 18 months before I left Syria last February. Shortly before he disappeared, Tice noted on Twitter that the town was “the most dangerous place I’ve been here” and that he was “glad to be out.”

Tice has clearly been apprehended, but we don’t know by whom. The U.S. State Department still believes the reporter is being held by government forces and says that it could not authenticate the video footage. Terrorism experts believe the video was staged.

Read full article: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/10/17/stephen-starr-the-perils-of-reporting-from-syria/

Stephen Starr, Special to National Post, Oct 17, 2012 12:01

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