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sean-odriscoll-new-york-times-journalist-deported-united-arab-emirates (via Sean O’Driscoll)

he was tailed for months by pursuit cars, bribed, propositioned to spy on other foreign journalists and possibly traced by way of his cell phone. Here’s the story of what allegedly happens when a journalist tries to report on unflattering activity in the UAE: http://www.newsweek.com/under-surveillance-abu-dhabi-reporters-saga-being-followed-bribed-and-317627

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Gary Pruitt (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

View the full story here: http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/ap-chief-killing-of-journalists-should-be-a-war-crime/

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