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WASHINGTON, DC, 20 March 2017 — Join us this Sunday 26 March for a presentation and panel featuring three journalists — all women — about their coverage of some of the toughest stories on earth.

This event is free and open to the public.

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

— Bill Gentile

 

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Tyler Hicks has spent the last 10 days covering the fighting in Gaza City, and its aftermath. Mr. Hicks, a New York Times staff photographer, spoke with James Estrin by phone on Friday night from Gaza City. The conversation has been edited and condensed.

Q.

How are you?

A.

I’m mostly relieved. The truce seems to be holding.

Q.

Tell me what you saw this last week.

A.

I arrived in Gaza City on the 16th and right away it was clear that this wasn’t going to be resolved overnight. Bombs were being dropped by Israeli aircraft and there was a lot of tension on the street. Normally, it is quite busy in Gaza City and it takes time to get from place to place. But there were no traffic jams and the streets were mostly empty.

The bombing was constant and unrelenting. Most of it was concentrated overnight and in the early morning hours, though the bombing went on all day as well. Generally, it was heavier in the evening and early morning hours.

Read Full Article: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/a-responsibility-to-photograph-and-remember/

By James Estrin For The New York Times,  November 26, 2012

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The setting at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Tuesday represented the height of refinement, but Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian, reminded the black-tie crowd at the annual dinner for the Committee to Protect Journalists of something it knew all too well: in many parts of the globe, its profession is under murderous assault.

“Targeting journalism has become a trend, and now the people who are harassing and killing journalists include governments as well as the people you would expect,” said Mr. Rusbridger, who, along with others, was honored at the gathering in New York.

Read Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/business/media/using-war-as-cover-to-target-journalists.html?ref=global-home

By David Carr for The New York Times, November 25, 2012

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London, UK – Our job as journalists carries with it an inherent risk that affects us all, irrespective of our gender or ethnic background, because we go to places and events that people are trying to get away from: disaster zones, violent confrontations, and unrest.

However, the way that that risk plays itself out can be gender-specific.

In the field, being a woman can disarm aggressiveness and diffuse tension in interactions with authorities who have the power to facilitate or block access and passage.

That same “female factor” can also spiral out of control and turn into a threat of sexual assault. We heard horrific stories of American female journalists being attacked during the Egyptian revolution in 2011. There are many other cases we did not hear about because the victims are not Western.

Read Full Article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/2012/03/20123882326479522.html

by Zeina Awad publish by Aljazeera, 08 Mar 2012 12:47

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Anthony Shadid, a gifted foreign correspondent whose graceful dispatches for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died, apparently of an asthma attack, on Thursday while on a reporting assignment in Syria. Tyler Hicks, a Times photographer who was with Mr. Shadid, carried his body across the border to Turkey.
Mr. Shadid, 43, had been reporting inside Syria for a week, gathering information on the Free Syrian Army and other armed elements of the resistance to the government of President Bashar al-Assad, whose military forces have been engaged in a harsh repression of the political opposition in a conflict that is now nearly a year old.

Read Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/world/middleeast/anthony-shadid-a-new-york-times-reporter-dies-in-syria.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1&hp&adxnnlx=1329483784-BtTy%2000csqjZfHfHPoR0Uw&

by By RICK GLADSTONE Publish by The New York times, February 16, 2012

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War photographers don’t do this because they’re addicted to danger. They’re just like any journalist who wants to do their job well, and they see no romance in it. You certainly think about the risks – last year, Sunday Mirror photographer Phil Coburn lost both his legs and reporter Rupert Hamer was killed in Afghanistan – but ultimately you decide that it’s more important to examine the world we live in. When you’ve got a camera in front of you, you focus on the work.

Read Full Article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/22/sean-smith-frontline-reporting

by Sean Smith, Publish by The Guardian, Thursday 21 April 2011

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Amanda Lindhout was a waitress at an Irish pub in Calgary, Alberta, with a dream of becoming a journalist. But Ms. Lindhout, who has no formal journalistic training, did not join the ranks of citizen journalists who blog about their communities. Instead, she used her earnings from the bar to finance reporting trips to several of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

Ms. Lindhout and her Australian companion, Nigel Brennan, were released by Somali kidnappers, who had held them for ransom and abused them over the last 15 months. Despite the risks, suffering and capture, which reportedly ended with a payment of $600,000 raised by their families and friends, Ms. Lindhout’s achievements as a journalist have been modest.

Read full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/30/business/media/30somalia.html?_r=4&adxnnl=1&emc=eta1&adxnnlx=1259604071-AcUf7XjP5NmAOs7oOLt5YQ&

By IAN AUSTEN, for The New York Times, November 29, 2009

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