November 2015

days since last accident 165

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.

In Pakistan, Second Journalist Shot Dead in a Month [OPINION]
Nov 23, 2015 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff
Local television reporter Hafeez Ur Rehman was killed Sunday morning while riding a motorcycle in Kohat, the provincial capital of a district in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to media reports.
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Sisi’s War on Reporters [OPINION]
Nov 23, 2015 – New York Times
By Mona Eltahawy
These are grim times in Egypt. The country is still absorbing the news of the downing of the Russian airliner that killed 224 people last month. But to many, the tears of 23-year-old Esraa el-Taweel most poignantly captured the grinding misery of life under the military-backed regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
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Iran Jails Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian
Nov 22, 2015 – The Guardian
By Associated Press
Iran has sentenced the Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges that include espionage, Iranian state TV said.
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Motorcycle Gunmen Kill Pakistan TV Journalist
Nov 22, 2015 – Yahoo! News
By Agence France Presse
Unidentified gunmen on Sunday killed a Pakistani TV journalist, police said, the second such murder this month in the insurgency-hit northwest.
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Syrian Journalist Killed While Covering Army Operation
Nov 21, 2015 – ABC News
By Associated Press
A Syrian journalist was killed Saturday while covering the army's operations against Islamic State militants in the country's central region, Syria's official news agency said, the latest of dozens of journalists killed while covering the brutal conflict.
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Brazilian Blogger Murdered after Receiving Death Threats
The Guardian – Nov 19, 2015
By Roy Greenslade
Brazilian blogger Ítalo Eduardo Diniz Barros was shot dead last Friday 13 November after receiving threats about his work.
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A Young Journalist’s Beat: Survival
CNN Money – Nov 18, 2015
By Octavio Blanco
Six reporters have been murdered in Mexico since 2013, and this year has been the deadliest for journalists there in decades. Despite the danger, young people there continue to be attracted to the news business.
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Arbitrary Arrest in Minnesota: Journalist Detained for Covering Protest [OPINION]
Nov 17, 2015 – Reporters Without Borders
By Staff
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arbitrary arrest of local reporter Jack Highberger on Monday evening while he was covering a protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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TV Reporter Arrested Covering Black Lives Matter Protest
Nov 17, 2015 – CNN Money
By Brian Stelter
Jack Highberger, a television reporter in Minneapolis, was arrested Monday night while covering a Black Lives Matter protest that had shut down a highway.
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What It’s Like to Report from Inside ISIS Training Camps
Nov 17, 2015 – Poynter
By Al Tompkins
“I love my job, I love journalism- I want to tell the top stories in the world,” Afghan-born journalist Najibullah Quraishi told me, by phone.
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Fourth Radio Journalist Killed in Brazil this Year; A Total of 5 Journalists have been Killed in the Country in 2015
Nov 12, 2015 – Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Teresa Mioli
Early in the morning on Nov. 10, an unidentified man shot community radio journalist Israel Gonçalves Silva inside a store in Lagoa de Itaenga in Pernambuco state.
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Egypt Frees Prominent Journalist After Global Outcry over Detention
Nov 10, 2015 – Washington Post
By Erin Cunningham
A top Egyptian journalist and rights defender was freed Tuesday after being detained by military intelligence over a story he wrote alleging a coup plot against the president.
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Algeria: Journalist Detained
Nov 6, 2015 – Human Rights Watch
By Staff
A freelance journalist known for his criticism of the Algerian government has been detained since October 4, 2015.
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Anger as Egypt Detains Campaigning Journalist
Nov 9, 2015 – The Guardian
By Jad Khalil and Ian Black
Egypt is facing international condemnation for a serious attack on press freedoms after a military prosecutor charged one of the country’s foremost investigative journalists with distributing false information.
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Iran Steps Up Pressure on Media with Arrests of at least Five Journalists [OPINION]
Nov 4, 2015 – Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that Iranian authorities have recently detained at least five local journalists, including the reformist journalists Issa Saharkhiz and Ehsan Mazandarani, and reporter Saman Sarfarzaee, who were all arrested Monday.
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Wearing Body Armour: A Guide for Journalists
Nov 3, 2015 – INSI
By Staff
With enough information and preparation, it is possible for journalists to work safely in hostile environments. This may include wearing body armour, though some journalists still resist this potentially life saving equipment.
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Panel at UN General Assembly Calls for more Concrete Actions to End Impunity in Crimes Against Journalists
Nov 3, 2015 – Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Teresa Mioli
The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI), on Nov. 2, was marked by events all over the world. At the United Nations headquarters in New York City, a panel discussion concluded that it is time for the international community to take more concrete actions to protect journalists and prosecute those who commit crimes against them.
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Pakistani Taliban Faction Claims Responsibility for Killing of Journalist
Nov 4, 2015 – Wall Street Journal
By Saeed Shah and Safdar Dawar
A faction of the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the killing of a journalist in the northwest of the country, and warned that more attacks on media could follow.
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Serbia’s Commission on Journalists’ Deaths Offers ‘a glimmer of hope’
Nov 4, 2015 – The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
Since 2013 there have been 65 attacks on journalists in Serbia and the people responsible for 11 of those incidents — amounting to about 17% of the cases — have been prosecuted.
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Mexico Home to 1 in 3 Journalist Murders in Latin America
Nov 3, 2015 – TeleSUR
By Staff
One in every three murders of media and communication workers in Latin America happens in Mexico, making the country one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
Nov 2, 2015 – UNESCO
By Staff
In the past decade 700 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public: on average one death every week.
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Murders of Journalists Go Unpunished
Nov 2, 2015 – Deutsche Weile
By Miodrag Soric
Sabah al-Basi was reporting from Tikrit in March 2011 as al Qaeda terrorists seized a government building, where they took hostages. Iraqi security forces finally ended the siege - at a cost of more than 50 lives. Including that of Sabah al-Basi.
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Journalism’s Human Cost
Nov 2, 2015 – Al Jazeera
By Staff
In the last decade alone, approximately 700 journalists have been killed while reporting.
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Cycle of Impunity Must End, Ban Declares on International Day, Honouring Journalists Killed in Line of Duty
Nov 2, 2015 – UN News Centre
By Staff
Marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is honouring journalists and media workers who were killed in the line of duty for merely 'reporting the truth' and is underscoring the importance of protecting their rights and ensuring they can report freely.
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Iran Arrests Prominent Journalist on Propaganda Charges: Family
Nov 2, 2015 – Reuters
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin
Iranian authorities arrested prominent journalist Isa Saharkhiz on Monday for "insulting the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) and propaganda against the regime", his family said on social media.
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Protests in Bangladesh after the Fifth Murder of a Secular Blogger this Year
Nov 2, 2015 – Fusion
By Nidhi Prakash
Bangladeshi book shops and publishers have closed up stores and taken to the streets in protest for the third consecutive day after a publisher was killed Saturday.
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Attacks Against Journalists Must Be Punished [OPINION]
Nov 2, 2015 – INSI
By Cilla Benko
It has to stop now. Those who threaten, injure and kill journalists must be prosecuted and punished. Today, November 2nd, is a day of international recognition that it is still possible to enjoy impunity for a crime against democracy, which is what murdering a journalist implies.
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Will Erdogan Allow Greater Press Freedom in Turkey? Don’t Count On It
Nov 2, 2015 – The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s surprise election victory does not augur well for journalism in Turkey.
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Syrian Citizen-Journalist Murdered in Turkey
Oct 30, 2015 – Reporters Without Borders
By Staff
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish government to do everything possible to identify those responsible for murdering Syrian citizen-journalist Ibrahim Abd al-Qader in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa, where he had lived as a refugee for the past year.
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