Archive for October, 2014


The Syrian Civil War, the rise of Islamic State in Iraq, conflict in Gaza, civil unrest in Ukraine, the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and the beheading of hostages by Islamic State militants all flooded newsrooms around the world with gruesome images of death and despair.

To read more, click http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-are-journalists-at-risk-of-vicarious-trauma-from-ugc-/s2/a562758/


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A set of rules has been established by the Islamic State militant group for any journalists reporting in the area of Deir Ezzor, Syria, the media group Syria Deeply said.

To read more, click http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/07/rules-journalists-syria-11-territory-media_n_5945012.html

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CBS News reporter Clarissa Ward traveled undercover to Syria to interview two Westerners fighting against the United States for stories airing this week, a risk the network took despite the backdrop of kidnappings and beheadings by Islamic state fighters.

To read more, click http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/entertainment/television/article/CBS-reporter-travels-to-Syria-for-interviews-5807112.php

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Anna Politkovskaya is undoubtedly the best-known of the newspaper’s fallen heroes. She won numerous awards for her years of dedicated investigative reporting on the restive North Caucasus region. A staunch defender of human rights, she was bitterly opposed to the war in Chechnya and was indefatigable in her mission to expose the truth behind the conflict.

To read more, click http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/flowers-anna-russia-s-offensive-media-and-truth-2014-10-07

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Charles Hargrove was one of the first British infantrymen to land in Normandy on D-Day under heavy German fire with the 231st Infantry Brigade, often referred to as the Malta Brigade because of its experiences during the 1940-42 siege of the Mediterranean island. He landed at Asnelles, on Gold Beach, on the early morning of 6 June 1944, between the beaches known as Omaha and Juno.

To read more, click http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/charles-hargrove-infantryman-who-played-a-vital-liaison-role-after-dday-before-becoming-a-highly-respected-foreign-correspondent-9765862.html

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Following an attack by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bodyguards on Turkish journalists in New York on Thursday, domestic and international media organizations have issued statements expressing their dismay at the extension of government pressure on even the Turkish press abroad.

To read more, click http://yalibnan.com/2014/09/28/criticism-mounts-erdogans-men-attack-journalists-new-york/

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Santos is leading Latin American women into the digital future of journalism, mentoring her “Chicas Poderosas” (powerful women) toward empowerment and groundbreaking forms of communication.

To read more, click http://studentreporter.org/2014/09/chicas-poderosas-training-latin-american-journalists-to-be-powerful-digital-storytellers/

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