Archive for February, 2016

Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Four American journalists who were arrested on February 14, 2016 during protests marking the fifth anniversary of a Shia-led uprising in Bahrain have been charged and released, according to their families and a prosecutor.

Read the full article here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/16/four-american-journalists-arrested-in-bahrain-during-protests


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Join us at 12:30 pm, Wednesday, March 2nd at the Media Innovation Lab in McKinley Building for information on how to apply for one of two Student International Reporting Fellowships!

Applications can be found here: fellowship application (pdf)fellowship application (doc)

You must be an AU student to apply for this extraordinary opportunity. Please contact Bill Gentile with questions.

More information on the fellowship here: http://american.edu/soc/journalism/Pulitzer-Center-Fellowships.cfm

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Screenshot via YouTube / 60 Minutes

Screenshot via YouTube / 60 Minutes

Journalists and professors from around the world write an open letter to the executive producer of CBS’ “60 Minutes” in order to express their grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent.

Read the full article here: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/3/open-letter-to-60-minutes-on-its-africa-reporting.html

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(Ammar Awad/Reuters)

Israeli authorities issued statements of regret on Tuesday after police officers briefly detained The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Jerusalem and a colleague while they were conducting interviews at the Damascus Gate into the Old City, a site of frequent attacks by Palestinians against Israeli Jews in recent months.

Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/17/world/middleeast/washington-post-reporter-william-booth-detained-by-israel.html

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(Photo: Associated Press)

One of the most famous and influential journalists in the Arab world, the Egyptian Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, has died in Cairo at the age of 92.

Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35595022

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WASHINGTON, DC, 23 February 2016 — Join us next week for information on how to apply for one of two Student International Reporting Fellowships!


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From the rise of China to the tragedy that is Syria, find out what the Telegraph’s foreign team think are the most interesting countries shaping the world today.

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/12136693/From-the-Frontline-most-interesting-place-on-earth.html

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