February 2016

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February 2016

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.

Rami Jarrah: British-Syrian Journalist ‘Held with Isis Militants’ After Erdogan Meeting
Feb 19, 2016 – International Business Times
By Umberto Bacchi
Family and friends of a British-Syrian journalist arrested in Turkey have expressed concerns at his safety after it emerged he is being detained with Islamist State (Isis) militants.
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Houthi Snipers Blames for Shooting of Yemeni Journalist
Feb 18, 2016 – The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
A Yemeni journalist was shot dead on Tuesday while reporting on clashes in the city of Taiz.
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Palestinian Journalist Detained Without Charge by Israel has not Eaten for Three Months
Feb 18, 2016 – The Washington Post
By William Booth
“They’ve kidnapped my husband,” said the wife of Mohammed al-Qeq, a Palestinian journalist who has been on a hunger strike in an Israeli hospital for three months.
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Being a Journalist in Mexico is getting even more Dangerous [OPINION]
Feb 18, 2016 – The Washington Post
By Javier Garza Ramos
Anabel Flores, a 27-year-old mother of two toddlers, was kidnapped by armed men who stormed her house in the early hours of Feb. 7 in the Mexican city of Orizaba, state of Veracruz. The facts are dramatic, but it’s also an old story: Flores was a reporter, and her fate was similar to that suffered by more than 100 journalists in the past 15 years.
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Juarez Reporter Describes Dangerous Conditions for Journalists
Feb 17, 2016 – KABC-TV
By David Ono and Mayde Gomez
A reporter who has worked in Juarez for more than a dozen years says journalists are in the line of fire and in serious danger in the city.
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Broadcast Journalist Killed in Zamboanga del Sur
Feb 17, 2016 – CNN Philippines
By Jong Cadlon
Authorities are investigating the death of a radio reporter in his house in Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur on Tuesday night (February 16).
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Israel Briefly Detains Two Post Journalists, Call it an ‘Unfortunate Misunderstanding’
Feb 16, 2016 – The Washington Post
By Niraj Chokshi
Israeli authorities briefly detained two Washington Post journalists Tuesday, an incident the government initially said was "probably the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding."
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Four Journalists Arrested in Bahrain while Filming Demonstration
Feb 16, 2016 – The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
A US journalist and three members of her film crew who were arrested in Bahrain on Sunday (14 February) have been released after being charged with “illegal assembly with the intent to commit a crime.”
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Journalist Groups Urge Kerry to Make Good on Media Safety Pledges
Feb 16, 2016 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Robert Mahoney
The Islamic State beheadings of journalists shook up the media industry. The safety of reporters generally and conditions for freelancers in particular became a news story. Politicians responded.
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Indian Journalist Fatally Shot [OPINION]
Feb 16, 2016 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on investigators in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, to act quickly to bring the killers of journalist Karun Misra to justice.
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IFJ: Asia Pacific is World’s ‘Deadliest Region for Journalists’
Feb 11, 2016 – Deutsche Welle
By Gabriel Dominguez
The Asia Pacific ranks today as the most lethal region in the world to work in as a journalist, according to a February 11 report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
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Mob Attacks Indian Journalist’s Home, Threatens her with Death
Feb 10, 2016 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff
Indian authorities should immediately investigate the harassment of and threats against journalist Malini Subramaniam, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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Voices: Staying Safe in Dangerous Venues [OPINION]
Feb 10, 2016 – USA Today
By Sherry Ricchiardi
When I arrived in South Sudan last May, I was driven to a drab hotel that lacked soap or drinkable water in my room. The mosquito netting was riddled with holes.
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A Slain Journalist, and the Latest Blow to Press Freedom in Mexico
Feb 10, 2016 – PRI’s The World
By Monica Campbell
She was 27, a mother of two, and this week she became the latest journalist murdered in Mexico, continuing a dark story of crimes against the press in a country grappling with entrenched cartel power.
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Another Journalist Killed in Mexico: Body of Kidnapped Journalist from Veracruz Found in Puebla
Feb 9, 2016 – Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Silvia Higuera
Mexican authorities confirmed that a body found in the state of Puebla is that of journalist Anabel Flores Salazar, who was kidnapped from her house in Veracruz this past Monday, according to magazine Proceso.
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Guinea’s Media Holds ‘Press-Free Day’ Over Shooting of Journalist in Clashes
Feb 9, 2016 – The Guardian
By Agence Fance-Presse
Bare newsstands and silent radios marked an unprecedented “press-free day” in Guinea, in honour of journalist El Hadj Mohamed Diallo, who was killed last week in political clashes.
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Radio Reporter Hospitalized after Attack by Masked Men [OPINION]
Feb 8, 2016 – Reporters Without Borders
By Staff
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s “unacceptable” attack by masked men on a municipal radio reporter in Athens and calls on the city’s authorities to shed all possible light on the incident.
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2 Radio Journalists Attached by Gunmen in Afghanistan
Feb 6, 2016 – The New York Times
By David Jolly and Ahmad Shakib
Two radio journalists were hospitalized, one of them in a coma, after being attacked by gunmen in northern Afghanistan, the police and one of the victims said Saturday.
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Media Leaders Urge Stronger Protection for Journalists
Feb 5, 2016 – Voice of America
By Carol Guensburg
Governments, courts and media organizations must do more to prevent violence against journalists covering war, crime or corruption, news industry leaders insisted Friday.
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Iran: Former BBC Journalist is Arrested
Feb 3, 2016 – New York Times
By Rick Gladstone
A former journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Persian service was arrested in Iran on Wednesday, Iranian activists outside the country reported, just as Iran’s foreign minister embarked on a trip to Britain, the first such visit in more than a decade.
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Amid Attacks, Journalists Demand Guarantees for Election Coverage from Outgoing Haitian President
Feb 3, 2016 – Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Paola Nalvarte
Journalists in Haiti and the Dominican Republic urged the current Haitian President Michel Martelly to give them all guarantees necessary to properly cover the electoral process, which, they say, is taking place in the midst of attacks on freedom of expression by the outgoing government.
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Journalist Who Sought Refuge in Thailand is Said to Return to China
Feb 3, 2016 – The New York Times
By Chris Buckley
A Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking refuge in Thailand told his wife by telephone on Wednesday that he had returned to China and was being held by the police, she said.
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KGTV Reporter ‘Seriously Injured’, Photographer in Surgery After Tree Falls on Them
Feb 1, 2016 – TVSpy
By Kevin Eck
KGTV has an update on this morning’s story that reporter Marie Coronel and photographer Mike Goldwere seriously hurt after being hit by a falling tree while they were preparing for a live shot.
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Growing Fears as More Afghan Journalists and Media Workers Come Under the Gun
Feb 1, 2016 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff
The fatal shooting of senior Afghan broadcast journalist Mohammad Zubair Khaksar on Friday and the beating of freelance reporter Yahya Jawahari on Sunday further raise concerns for the safety of Afghan journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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