Archive for February, 2015

Nolan Peterson(Photo: Courtesy of Nolan Peterson)

Journalist Nolan Peterson interviews Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq at FOB Shank, Afghanistan. A former special operations pilot and a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, is joining The Daily Signal as the news organization’s first foreign correspondent. Peterson will be based in Ukraine to cover the conflict with Russia.

His story is here: http://dailysignal.com/2015/02/24/daily-signal-adds-first-foreign-correspondent-cover-ukraine-conflict/

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Veteran by Michael Danes

NEW YORK — Sebastian Junger offered a cautionary tale to aspiring journalists about the unprecedented peril of reporting in the field these days and the toll it has taken on a generation of correspondents.

Here his story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-groundtruth-project/veteran-correspondents-ur_b_6747108.html

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HKND Group chairman Wang Jing celebrates the start of work on Nicaragua’s interoceanic waterway in December. Reporters say little information has been released on the $50 billion project.

When Nicaragua began preliminary work on an interoceanic waterway designed to handle ships too big for the Panama Canal, some of the foreign correspondents who had flown in to cover the December groundbreaking were left high and dry.

Read more here: https://cpj.org/blog/2015/02/reporters-covering-nicaragua-waterway-project-obst.php

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A team of experienced foreign correspondents is launching an online service to help young people around the world interpret international news and deepen global understanding. The start-up, called News-Decoder, is backed by more than 30 veteran journalists who will explain the background and significance of major world news for millennials, who are swamped with headlines but often lack the historical perspective to make sense of events.

Learn more here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/help-for-young-people-to-make-sense-of-world-news-293658941.html


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What ISIS Really Wants


The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.

Read more here: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/?utm_source=SFFB

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Press Freedom Decline

Reporters Without Borders blames both states and non-state actors for worsening state of media censorship in 2014

Read the full article here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/12/report-press-freedom-experienced-drastic-decline-in-2014.html

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Peter Greste

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste stands behind bars during his trial in a court in Cairo in June, 2014. Photo: Reuters

The danger to journalists in conflict zones is putting at risk the vital flow of information about horrors happening around the world.

Read more here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/12/report-press-freedom-experienced-drastic-decline-in-2014.html

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