December 2015

days since last accident 182

The following are links to articles related to media safety. The stories compiled here are from other sources and for informational purposes only. SAG-AFTRA does not verify their accuracy and posting them here does not imply an endorsement of the source.

RSF Annual Round-up: 110 Journalists Killed in 2015
Dec. 29, 2015 - Reporters Without Borders
By Staff
At least 67 killed while reporting or because of their work; RSF condemns failure to protect journalists, calls for “response to match the emergency.”
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Syrian Journalist who Reported on ISIS Crimes is Raqqa Murdered
Dec. 17, 2015 – The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
A Syrian journalist dedicated to reporting on abuses committed in his country by Isis has been murdered.
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How to Set a Journalist Free from Jail [OPINION]
Dec. 15, 2015 – Columbia Journalism Review
By Joel Simon
In its new report, released today, the Committee to Protect Journalists tallies the number of journalists imprisoned around the world.
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RSF’s 2015 Round-up: 54 Journalists Held Hostage Worldwide
Dec. 15, 2015 – Reporters Without Borders
By Staff
According to RSF’s tally, 54 professional journalists – including one woman – are currently held hostage worldwide, a 35% increase on last year.
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Egypt Jails Record Number of Journalists
Dec. 15, 2015 – The Guardian
By Jasper Jackson
There are more journalists imprisoned in Egypt this year than ever before as the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi continues to “use the pretext of national security to clamp down on dissent”, according to analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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China, Egypt Imprison Record Numbers of Journalists
Dec. 15, 2015 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff
Egypt is second only to China as the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2015.
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Journalists Beaten Back from Courtroom by Chinese Police
Dec 14, 2015 – The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
Foreign journalists working in China have condemned the violent treatment suffered by reporters outside a courtroom in Beijing.
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Another Chilling Year of Killings and Attacks on Journalists
Dec 13, 2015 – The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
Fifty-five journalists have been killed across the world so far this year.
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Mexican Journalists are still being Killed Despite Promises of Protection
Dec 12, 2015 – Vice News
By Paul Imison
When national newspaper journalist Maite Azuela opened an anonymous letter she received in her Mexico City home a couple of weeks ago she felt a swell of fear unlike anything she'd felt before.
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Op-Ed: The World Must not Forget the Jailed Journalists of Ethiopia [OPINION]
Dec 10, 2015 – Amnesty International
By Michelle Kagari and Nani Jansen
Today, on International Human Rights Day, the Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who was convicted on trumped up terrorism charges, will have spent more than four years in jail. Eskinder is just one of many Ethiopian journalists currently languishing behind bars, merely for doing their job.
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Citizen-Journalist Nguyen Van Dai Badly Beaten [OPINION]
Dec 10, 2015 – Reporters Without Borders
By Staff
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked by the severe beating that citizen-journalist and cyber-activist Nguyen Van Dai received from plainclothes policemen in the northern province of Nghe An on 6 December, shortly after he participated in a discussion about human rights in Vietnam and the 2013 constitution.
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Radio Host Killed in Minas Gerais is 8th Journalist Killed in Brazil in 2015
Dec 9, 2015 – Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Teresa Mioli
Police are investigating the murder of radio host Luiz Manoel Souza, 48, who was killed on Dec. 7 in a rural area of Ubá after being shot by a group of men.
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Dying for a Story: Brazil’s Journalists are being Killed at Record Rates
Dec 9, 2015 – Al Jazeera America
By Matt Sandy
He called himself the Owl of the Valley. Journalist Evany José Metzker, 67, wanted to see everything that happened in this backwater town situated amid the banana plantations and clandestine gold mines of Brazil’s interior.
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Jason Rezaian’s 500-Plus Days of Injustice [OPINION]
Dec 9, 2015
By Gene Policinski
Iran has now unjustly imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian for more than 500 days – a travesty piled atop an absurdity that compounds a tragedy.
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‘International Declaration and Best Practices’ to Promote Journalists’ Safety Launched
Dec 9, 2015 – International Press Institute
By Staff
The International Press Institute (IPI), Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN), Geneva Global Media and the Geneva Press Club today presented the International Declaration and Best Practices on the Promotion of Journalists Safety at an event organised in Geneva.
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Car Bomb Kills Broadcast Journalist in Somalia
Dec 3, 2015 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff
A Somali journalist with state-run media was killed today in Mogadishu when a bomb blew up her car, according to news reports.
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Post Reporter at ‘Grimmest’ Milestone: 500 Days in Iranian Detention
Dec 2, 2015 – Washington Post
By Brian Murphy
The Washington Post and other supporters of journalist Jason Rezaian on Wednesday amplified demands for his release from Iranian custody, a day before the reporter marks 500 days since his arrest and subsequent closed-door trial on charges that included espionage.
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