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34 min ago | The York Daily Record

Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.


Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East, Prison

1 hr ago | Truthdig

Journalists on the Government's Blacklist

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists they don't like from accessing information.


Related Topix: University of Georgia Kennewsaw State, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Brother: U.S. could have done more for Foley

That was the core of the message Friday from Michael Foley, the brother of the American journalist James Foley, beheaded this month by his ISIS captors.


Related Topix: Opinion

Up to 20 Westerners are in the hands of the murderous ISIS militants who beheaded U.S. journalist

As well as the journalist Steven Sotloff, who was threatened with beheading by the same man who murdered Mr. Foley, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham is holding a number of aid workers, thought to include Italians Vanessa Marzullo, 21, and Greta Ramelli, 20. Three aid workers employed by the International Committee of the Red Cross are also ... (more)


St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Journalists killed doing their job

From Ernie Pyle to James Foley, journalists have given their lives to cover wars and terrorism around the globe.


Related Topix: Opinion

The Outernet

Video Journalism: How a variability in confidence impacts videojournalism news stories

When someone asks you how you're doing? The common response could be: I'm doing fine, otherwise, 'I'm fine, how are you?' This reciprocal effect to the common usage of language is best illustrated in teaching manuals for the travellers to foreign countries.



Execution of U.S. journalist reveals the changing business of war coverage

A chilling video showing the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants marks the second time an American reporter has been beheaded by captors overseas, echoing the murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002.


ABC News

Hunt on for British citizen involved in murder of journalist James Foley

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The hunt continues for the identity of the man who murdered US journalist James Foley.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Social Software

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Transitions Online

Investigative Journalism Attacked in Serbia, Four Arrested in Moscow Flag Stunt

A pro-government tabloid in Serbia is attacking two news organizations that conducted an embarrassing investigation into a major government contract, Balkan Insight reports .


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Wedding

Interpol urges world response to Iraq extremists

Interpol says the killing of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.



Sotloff friends praise his talent, passion

When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the news a secret.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

York Press

BBC boss defends Sir Cliff coverage

The BBC's director general Tony Hall defended the broadcaster's handling of the police search at the home of Sir Cliff Richard Director general Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.


Related Topix: Cliff Richard, Pop/Rock


Huge pay packages at BBC have caused 'massive damage' to corporation, says Jeremy Bowen

Bumper pay packets handed out to BBC executives have caused "massive damage" to the corporation, according to its Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Report: Foley's captors wanted $132M ransom

The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros , the chief executive of a news website he worked for told The Wall Street Journal.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis

The New Zealand Herald

Australia cites reporter's killing in law reforms

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Terrorism

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Reactions to killing of journalist James Foley

James Foley was remembered on Wednesday as a journalist who was passionate, persistent, big-hearted, always pushing closer to the story.


Windsor Beacon

Rieder: How to handle the beheading images?

Dominating the cover of its print edition Wednesday, accompanied by the headline SAVAGES, was a truly disturbing picture of freelance photojournalist James Wright Foley just before his beheading, with his executioner's knife at his throat.


Related Topix: Twitter

The St Paul Journal

NewsAlert:Missing Ontario journalist found dead: Police

Police have confirmed that a body found in a field in eastern Ontario is that of a journalist who went missing earlier this week.


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WATE-TV Knoxville

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

Afghanistan ordered a New York Times journalist Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent presidential election, the attorney general's office said in a statement.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Publishing, Media, New Times, Hamid Karzai

The Winnipeg Free Press

Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.


Related Topix: Twitter


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