Archive for September, 2014


If you care about good people like James Foley and Steve Sotloff, then pay them the ultimate tribute: Read, know, and engage with their successors who are there now, on the ground, risking their own lives so that the stories of the innocent and the oppressed can be properly told.

To read more, click http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/09/19/how-honor-james-foley-steve-sotloff-and-other-slain-foreign-correspondents/PYTa1ufs6fO1PLgFZTUHiJ/story.html

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Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox News “The Five” picked the 2014 war documentary, describing how it told the story of American troops on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan.

To read more, click http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/09/15/War-Correspondent-Mike-Boettcher-on-James-Foley-and-Afghanistan

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Conditions for foreign journalists working in China have gone from bad to worse over the past year, with the Chinese authorities increasingly seeking to influence coverage by intimidating reporters and their interview subjects, barring journalists from large portions of the country or by withholding visas and blocking the websites of overseas news outlets, according to a report issued on Friday by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China.

To read more, click http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/foreign-journalists-in-china-see-decline-in-reporting-conditions/

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When China hosted the summer Olympics in 2008 it promised greater press freedom, but six years later conditions for international journalists are increasingly more restrictive, as evidenced by a report released today by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China.

To read more, click http://cpj.org/blog/2014/09/conditions-increasingly-restrictive-for-foreign-co.php

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Steven Sotloff and James Foley were beheaded by the militant Islamic State group called ISIS. Both journalists were doing freelance reporting in the volatile Middle East. They were among 34 journalists who have been killed this year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There were 70 killed in 2013 and 74 killed in 2012. So, why would these journalists want to put their lives on the line?

To read more, click http://www.grandhaventribune.com/opinion/community-columnist/1112876

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AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CUBAN blogger known for her promotion of online freedom of expression is Georgetown’s new Yahoo! Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology and the Global Internet. Yoani Sanchez, an award-winning journalist and author, will focus on digital journalism and she recently launched online daily during the 2014-2015 academic year, the School of Foreign Service and its Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) announced today.

To read more, click http://www.georgetown.edu/news/yahoo-fellow-2014.html

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The latest victims of these attacks were two journalists said to be affiliated to the rebel Al Houthi group in the capital. The first was Abdul Rahman Hameed Al Deen, a radio director at the state-run Sana’a Radio, who was shot dead in an assault on an Al Houthi office in the capital on August 15. The second was Ebrahim Al Abyadh, a director at the national TV, who survived an assassination attempt after a bomb was planted in his car on August 16. Al Abyadh found the bomb while inspecting his car.

To read more, click http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/yemen-journalists-suffer-deadly-attacks-1.1381482?utm_content=1.1381482&utm_medium=RSS&utm_source=Feeds&utm_campaign=Yemen_journalists_suffer_deadly_attacks&localLinksEnabled=false&utm_term=News_RSS_feed

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Steven Sotloff, was beheaded in a video made public, Tuesday–following through on a threat the group made when it beheaded James Foley, another American journalists two weeks ago. Journalism students at the University of Iowa are ready to report, in places like conflict zones around the world. With the recent brutal slayings of journalists by the Islamic militant group, ISIS, journalism students say they are ready for the risks they may face while reporting among battle-stricken areas.

To read more, click http://www.kwwl.com/story/26432604/2014/09/02/journalism-students-react-to-brutal-slayings-of-american-journalist

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The stereotype of the foreign correspondent is of a danger-seeking adrenaline junkie who flies in and out of the world’s war zones primarily in search of adventure and thrills. Over the years, a small number of reporters who not only fit this description but also revel in it. Yet it does not describe the overwhelming majority of reporters prepared to don helmets and flak jackets emblazoned with the word PRESS, and to put their lives on the line.

To read more, click http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/journalism-matters-peter-greste-was-covering-both-sides-of-the-story/story-fnmd7bxx-1227045426258?nk=904d2fdc403d5ce441355f39b3244994

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1 September 2014 – Journalists covering conflicts must be afforded the highest degree of protection, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts said today, adding that the recent attacks, ongoing kidnappings, and arbitrary incarcerations of media professionals around the world must be condemned.

Stressing that journalists must be ensured the highest degree of protection by States and non-State actors, the rights voiced outrage at the recent execution of American journalist James Foley by the militant group known as the Islamic State (IS).

To read more, click http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48612#.VAvHCdxdWgw

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