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Krysten Massa/The Statesman

Krysten Massa/The Statesman

“Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, delivered the annual Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture in the Student Activities Center on Tuesday night with a speech that illustrated what it means to be a journalist in an increasingly dangerous world.”

Read the full article here: https://www.sbstatesman.com/2016/03/09/foreign-correspondent-rukmini-callimachi-talks-about-covering-islamic-state/

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Photo: Committee for the Prevention of Torture/Facebook

Photo: Committee for the Prevention of Torture/Facebook

Thursday, March 10, 2016: “A minibus carrying journalists and human rights activists on a tour of Russia’s Northern Caucasus region has been attacked by a group of masked men as it approached Chechnya.

A number of the journalists were beaten up and their bus was set on fire, in the latest incident of violence and intimidation against those who investigate rights abuses in the region.”

Read the full article here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/10/journalists-beaten-and-bus-torched-on-chechnya-tour-say-activists

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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye, who is under house arrest, speaks during a news conference at his home on the outskirts of Kampala, the capital, on February 21. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye, who is under house arrest, speaks during a news conference at his home on the outskirts of Kampala, the capital, on February 21. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

“On February 29, 2016, Ugandan police arrested a total of eight (8) journalists. Six were arrested in Kasangati over allegations of inciting violence. Two others were arrested outside the State House at Nakasero over alleged criminal trespass.”

Read the full article here: http://allafrica.com/stories/201603041008.html

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Picture of James Foley in Syria 2012, from the film "Jim: The James Foley Story." (Nicole Tung / HBO)

Picture of James Foley in Syria 2012, from the film “Jim: The James Foley Story.” (Nicole Tung / HBO)

“Jim: The James Foley Story”, a documentary on the life of the journalist James Wright Foley, who was executed by Islamic State, made its premiere on HBO earlier this week.

Read the full article here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-jim-foley-movie-20160206-story.html

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Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai at a press conference in Bangkok in 2015. He says the new media guidelines will curb ‘misleading’ coverage. (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom)

“The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about new visa restrictions imposed on foreign reporters in Thailand that if fully implemented could restrict coverage of the country.”

Read the full article here: https://cpj.org/2016/02/thailand-tightens-visa-requirements-for-foreign-re.php

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Reporter Kim Barker, inspiration for the movie "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," at The Ritz-Carlton in Chicago on Feb. 18, 2016. (Lenny Gilmore)

Reporter Kim Barker, inspiration for the movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” at The Ritz-Carlton in Chicago on Feb. 18, 2016. (Lenny Gilmore)

“Movies based on true stories are prone to overdramatization: a new romantic angle, a few extra daring feats. The war zone comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” opening Friday, does add those things, but if anything it undersells the story of Kim Barker, whose book “The Taliban Shuffle” is the basis for the movie.”

Read the full article here: http://www.redeyechicago.com/movies/redeye-kim-barker-the-real-foreign-correspondent-behind-whiskey-tango-foxtrot-20160301-story.html

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Telegraph foreign correspondents and editors share with us their favourite travel mementos from their time spent reporting overseas.

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/12160126/From-the-frontline-correspondents-favourite-travel-mementos.html

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Hisham-Gaafar

Egyptian Homeland Security extended the detention of journalist Hisham Gaafar on Tuesday for another 15 days. Gafaar, who is managing director of Mada Foundation for Media Development, faces charges of belonging to a terrorist group and receiving foreign bribes.

Read the full article here: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/02/17/detention-further-renewed-for-journalist-hisham-gaafar/

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WASHINGTON, DC, 5 March 2016 — Our film, “Afghan Dreams,” won the jury award for Best Documentary Short at the Las Cruces International Film Festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

 

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Kara at info session

WASHINGTON, DC, 2 March 2016 — Kara Andrade, one of two winners of the 2015 AU-Pulitzer Center Student International Reporting Fellowships, addresses students at an information session in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Lab (MIL). In the second photo, Andrade is joined by (L to R) Kem Sawyer and Ann Peters, Contributing Editor, and Director of Development and Outreach, respectively, at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. You can find information about, and applications for, the 2016 fellowships HERE.

Kara, Kem, Ann at sesiion

Photos by Bill Gentile.

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