October 2014

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October 2014 Articles

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.

Campaign Highlights the Five Greatest Challenges to Global Press Freedom
Oct. 31, 2014 - The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade

Here are three journalists talking about the problems reporters are facing in different places around the globe...
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RWB Puts Ten Faces to its #fightimpunity Campaign
Oct. 30, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders
By Staff

Reporters Without Borders is highlighting ten emblematic cases of impunity as part of its #FightImpunity campaign for the first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The aim is to involve the general public and step up pressure on governments to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.
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Family of Jailed Washington Post Journalist, Held for 100 Days, Asks Iran to Free Him
Oct. 29, 2014 - The Washington Post
By Carol Morello

The family of a Washington Post reporter held without charge in Iran for more than three months called Wednesday on the authorities in Tehran to free him.
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Iran Human Rights Chief Defends Detention of Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian
Oct. 29, 2014 - CNN
By Mick Krever

On the heels of a damning new report from the United Nations, Iranian Human Rights Chief Mohammad Javad Larijani defended his country’s detention of Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian.
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Iran Arrests Journalists Covering Acid Attacks on Women
Oct. 29, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

Iranian authorities have detained for almost a week a journalist affiliated with the semi-official Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), a media outlet that has covered a series of acid attacks on women in the country, according to news reports.
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Journalist Returning from Liberia Being Monitored in Chicago
Oct. 29, 2014 - NBC Chicago
By Staff

A freelance journalist reporting in Liberia returned to Chicago nine days ago, but he says it wasn’t until he did a radio interview Wednesday that he was contacted by Chicago health officials about his travels.
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TV Journalist in Kosovo Stabbed by Man Angered by Televised Report
Oct. 29, 2014 - The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade

A man walked into the newsroom of a television station in Kosovo and repeatedly stabbed a journalist in his head and neck as he sat at his desk.
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Roy Greenslade: If Journalists are Frightened Off Reporting, Evil Will Have Won [Opinion]
Oct. 29, 2014 - London Evening Standard
By Roy Greenslade

The renewed video appearance of the Islamic State captive John Cantlie is the most explicit illustration of the value placed on journalists in the conflict.
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My Captivity - Theo Padnos, American Journalist, on Being Kidnapped, Tortured and Released in Syria
Oct. 29, 2014 - The New York Times Magazine
By Theo Padnos

In the early morning hours of July 3, one of the two top commanders of Al Qaeda in Syria summoned me from my jail cell. For nearly two years, he had kept me locked in a series of prisons.
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Voices in Danger: North Korea is No Place for Citizen Journalists, but This Hasn’t Stopped Ishimaru Jiro
Oct. 29, 2014 - The Independent UK
By Anne Mortensen

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has now come out of hiding, but the small network of citizen journalists operating within the world's most secretive state will never have that luxury.
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Burma is Still a Deadly Place for Journalists [Opinion]
Oct. 28, 2014 - The Independent UK
By Andrew Buncombe

The journalist Aung Naing was shot dead by Burmese soldiers on 4 October but they did not admit to having killed him until three weeks later. When they did, few believed the soldiers’ explanation of the circumstances in which he had died.
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John Cantlie, British Hostage, Seen in ISIS Video Apparently From Kobani
Oct. 28, 2014 - The New York Times
By Alan Cowell

A British hostage of the Islamic State has been shown in a video, apparently made in the beleaguered Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border, depicting him as a combat correspondent and forecasting that the town is about to fall to militants despite waves of American airstrikes.
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Peruvian Journalist Under Death Threat Demands Guarantees after Wife Murdered
Oct. 28, 2014 - TeleSUR
By Staff

On Monday, Radio journalist Gerson Cuba went to Lima to ask the Ministry of the Interior for guarantees for his life and the life of his four children after the assassination of his wife Gloria Lima on October 17.
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High Profile Case: Co-accused in Daniel Pearl Murder Acquitted
Oct. 25, 2014 - The Express Tribune with the International New York Times
By Staff

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has acquitted a co-accused in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl due to a lack of evidence, lawyers said on Friday.
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Rubber Bullets Hit AP Photographer and Freelancer
Oct. 28, 2014 - ABC News
By Staff

Two photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range by an Israeli border policeman.
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UN Condemns Attack of Journalist in DR Congo
Oct. 28, 2014 - The Global Post
By Staff

Head of UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO) Martin Kobler has strongly condemned the attack on a journalist working for the Congolese National Radio Television (RTNC), a UN source said on Monday.
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Prison Letter from Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste [Transcript]
Oct. 28, 2014 - Middle East Monitor
By Staff

Read by his colleague Sue Turton at the London's Frontline Club, 17th October 2014: Ladies and gentlemen, tonight is, I know, a moment to celebrate the very best of our craft, to honour those whose work represent the standards and values that draw the admiration and respect not just of our peers but also the public, and that we can all point to in arguments about why our industry really is essential to a proper functioning democracy.
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UNESCO Chief Condemns Killing of Mexican Journalist, Urges Investigation
Oct. 28, 2014 - UN News Centre
By Staff

The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today denounced the recent killing of Mexican journalist Antonio Gamboa Urias, the editor of a local magazine in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, and urged authorities to conduct a quick and thorough investigation into the murder.
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90% of Journalists’ Murderers Across the World Get Away with It
Oct. 28, 2014 - The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade

Governments are falling short in their efforts to combat impunity in the killing of journalists, with 90% of murderers walking free, according to a report issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
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Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists [Report]
Oct. 28, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

It isn’t just one story that ends with a journalist’s death; a climate of intimidation builds. If no one is punished, killers are emboldened, and violence repeats.
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IAPA Denounces the Deterioration of Freedom of Expression and Lack of Access to Public Information in the Region
Oct. 27, 2014 - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Carolina Peredo

The 70th General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), an organization that brings together media owners and editors of the Americas, condemned the “direct and indirect censorship and physical attacks on journalists” that have occurred in the last six months.
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Rights Groups Urge Myanmar to Investigate Killing of Journalist
Oct. 27, 2014 - Reuters
By Jared Ferrie

Human rights groups on Monday demanded Myanmar investigate the killing of a journalist who was in military custody after reporting on clashes between government and ethnic rebel forces.
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Hong Kong Protest Vote Canceled Amid Warnings, Attacks on Journalists
Oct. 27, 2014 - Radio Free Asia
By Staff

Organizing groups behind Hong Kong's Occupy Central pro-democracy protests have called off a planned referendum on how the five-week-old movement should proceed, amid warnings that those who defy ongoing court orders to leave occupied protest sites in the semiautonomous Chinese city risk arrest.
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The Horror Before the Beheadings
Oct. 25, 2014 - The New York Times
By Rukmini Callimachi

The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one.
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FBI: U.S. Reporters ‘Desirable Targets’ for ISIS [Video]
Oct. 24, 2014 - USA Today
By Staff

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Detained Myanmar Reporter Aung Naing Shot Dead
Oct. 24, 2014 - BBC News Asia
By Staff

A Burmese journalist has been shot dead while trying to escape from custody, the army has said.
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Indonesia to Release French Journalists Detained in Papua
Oct. 24, 2014 - France 24
By Staff

Two French journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in prison Friday for illegally reporting in Indonesia's Papua province on tourist visas but will be released Monday after having already served time in custody, their lawyer said.
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No Country for Human Rights [Opinion]
Oct. 22, 2014 - The New York Times
By Gunay Ismayilova and Samir Kazimli

As human rights defenders, we must report that our own situation in Azerbaijan has been deteriorating fast.
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Poynter to Host African Journalists Turned Away from USF St. Petersburg
Oct. 21, 2014 - Poynter
By Benjamin Mullin

The Poynter Institute will host a group of Edward R. Murrow journalists from African countries whose visit to the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg was canceled because of concerns about spread of the Ebola virus, Poynter president Tim Franklin announced today.
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Newspaper Publisher Held for Past Two Months Over Article [Opinion]
Oct. 21, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders
By Staff

Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of his pre-trial detention is out of all proportion, especially as judicial examination of the case has not yet begun.
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She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted her Murder.
Oct. 21, 2014 - The Daily Beast
By Jason McGahan

She was a crusading Twitter journalist in a bastion of organized crime who chose a photograph of Catwoman as her online avatar and christened herself Felina.
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Peruvian Radio Host’s Wife Killed in Attack on Station [Opinion]
Oct. 21, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

Peruvian authorities must conduct an efficient and thorough investigation into Friday's attack on a radio station in which assailants killed the wife of a journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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Mexican Journalist Denounces Human Rights Violation Before the United Nations
Oct. 20, 2014 - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Carolina Peredo

Journalist and activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro was abducted in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and tortured en route to Puebla after publishing a book, titled the "The Demons of Eden," on an investigation that linked local politicians and police to a child pornography and prostitution network.
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Iran State TV says Death of Journalist in Turkey is ‘Suspect’
Oct. 20, 2014 - Reuters
By Staff

Iranian television pointed the finger at Turkey on Monday over the death of a Lebanese-American journalist killed in a car crash while working for Iran's Press TV in Turkey near the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani.
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Reporter Killed in Ambush After Police Protection Withdrawn
Oct. 20, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders
By Staff

Newspaper reporter Pablo Medina was shot dead in an ambush on the 16 october 2014 in the northeastern department Canindeyú, in a region notorious for trafficking in marijuana and timber. An assistant accompanying him was also fatally injured.
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French Journalists on Trial in Indonesia for Illegal Reporting
Oct. 20, 2014 - France 24
By Staff

Two French journalists were due in court Monday in the eastern Indonesian island of Papua on charges of “abusive use of entry visas” following their arrest in August for shooting a report on a local separatist movement.
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Hong Kong Police Release Photographer Covering Protests
Oct. 18, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal
By Kathy Chu

U.S. photojournalist Paula Bronstein, who was arrested Friday while covering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, was released Saturday after posting bail of $300 Hong Kong dollars (US$38.70).
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Five Journalists Sentenced to Jail in Burma [Opinion]
Oct. 17, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

Three journalists and two publishers were sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison on anti-state charges in Burma, according to news reports.
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How to Report on Ebola: Journalists Find Hazmat Suits a Hindrance in Hot Zone
Oct. 17, 2014 - International Business Times
By Zoe Mintz

During the 13 days she spent covering the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Guardian newspaper journalist Monica Mark took every precaution.
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As Violence Against Journalists Continues Across Mexico, Advocates Demand Greater Protection Measures
Oct. 17, 2014 - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Teresa Mioli

When a group of men entered the Silao offices of El Heraldo de Leon in September and threatened and beat reporter Karla Silva, the case became a rallying point for the passage of a protection law for journalists in the state of Guanajuato.
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Slain Paraguayan Journalist was Probing Drug Gangs
Oct. 17, 2014 - Associated Press
By Pedro Servin
A newspaper said Friday that a journalist who was shot to death was investigating drug gangs with suspected links to Paraguayan politicians.
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A Letter to Putin from NECIR Journalist Detained by Russian Authorities [OPINION]
Oct. 17, 2014 - New England Center for Investigative Reporting
By Joe Bergantino
Dear Mr. Putin, Was it really necessary to replay a scene from a tired, old cold war movie?
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Journalist Joe Bergantino Detained in Russia
Oct. 16, 2014 - WGBH
By Staff

Boston journalist Joe Bergantino has been detained by Russian authorities in Saint Petersburg.
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IFJ and PNG Media Demand Action after Female Journalists Abducted and Raped
Oct. 15, 2014 - International Federation of Journalists
By Staff

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply outraged by the abduction of three female journalists in the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Port Moresby, on Monday night.
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Wounded AP Reporter Vows to Return to Afghanistan
Oct. 15, 2014 - Associated Press
By David Crary

Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to the death of her close friend Anja Niedringhaus and her own severe injuries, as they went about their jobs chronicling the story of Afghanistan.
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Journalist Reported Missing in Northwestern Mexico
Oct. 14, 2014 - Fox News Latino
By Staff

The editor of the Nueva Prensa political magazine based in Ahome, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, has disappeared, his family said.
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The Islamic State Does Not Discriminate When it Comes to Killing Journalists
Oct. 14, 2014 - The Global Post
By Richard Hall

The Islamic State has executed an Iraqi Kurdish journalist held for two months — the militants’ second such killing in three days. The Islamic State has executed an Iraqi Kurdish journalist held for two months — the militants’ second such killing in three days.
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Chinese Reporter Arrested in Connection with Hong Kong Protest Coverage
Oct. 14, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

The arrest of a Chinese reporter working for a German weekly is cause for alarm and signals a threat to other Chinese journalists working for foreign media in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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Mexican Activist Gunned Down During Live Radio Broadcast
Oct. 13, 2014 - CBS News
By Staff

Two gunmen walked into a radio station and killed a local activist while he was giving his weekly radio program, prosecutors in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa said.
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John Cantlie: Family Issues Appeal for Contact with IS
Oct. 13, 2014 - BBC
By Staff

The sister of British hostage John Cantlie has appealed for "direct contact" with the Islamic State (IS) militants holding him.
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Voices in Danger: In the Maldives, It’s Not Just Knives That Journalists Are Being Threatened With
Oct. 13, 2014 - The Independent UK
By Neil Merrett

Anyone searching for #Maldives on Twitter over the last week, and expecting to see endless pictures of an idyllic desert island holiday, may have found themselves slightly perplexed by the seemingly random image of a machete lodged through a door.
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How Are Journalists At Risk of Vicarious Trauma from UCG?
Oct. 13, 2014 -Journalism.co.uk
By Alistair Reed

In newsrooms, social media teams and picture desks are faced with more graphic and disturbing imagery than ever before. A recent Journalism.co.uk survey examined how this can impact journalists' wellbeing.
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3 German Photojournalists Released in Turkey
Oct. 13, 2014 - The Washington Post
By Staff
Germany’s Foreign Ministry says three German photojournalists detained in southeastern Turkey have been released.
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Media Bodies Call on Turkey to Release Detained Kurdish Journalists
Oct. 13, 2014 - The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have called for the release of 20 Syrian-Kurdish journalists and media workers who were detained by the Turkish military.
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Cambodia Detains 3 After Journalist is Killed
Oct. 13, 2014 - ABC News
By Sopheng Cheang
Cambodian police said Monday that they have detained three men, including a timber trader, believed to be linked to the weekend shooting death of a local journalist who was investigating illegal logging in the country's east.
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War Reporters Lament News ‘Black Holes’ in IS-held Zones
Oct. 13, 2014 - Yahoo News
By Chloe Coupeau
Kidnappings, beheadings, a hatred of journalists: the areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have become "black holes" of news where even war-hardened reporters dare not venture.
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British Hostage John Cantlie Appears in Fourth ISIS Propaganda Video
Oct. 12, 2014 - The Guardian
By Shiv Malik
Militants from Islamic State (Isis) have released a fourth video showing a British journalist held hostage and delivering a message under duress.
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Gunmen Attack Somali Journalist in Mogadishu
Oct. 12, 2014 - Yahoo News
By Staff
Gunmen shot and seriously wounded a Somali journalist working for a London-based television channel in an attack outside his home in Mogadishu on Sunday, colleagues said.
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ISIL ‘Publicly Executes Iraqi Journalist’
Oct. 11, 2014 - Aljazeera
By Staff

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has publicly executed a news cameraman and three civilians in northern Iraq, according to the journalist's relatives.
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Reporters Struggle to Stay Safe Covering Ebola
Oct. 10, 2014 - Columbia Journalism Review
By Judith Matloff

Glenna Gordon has worked in West Africa for five years. Visiting Nigerian slums, she knows which streets to avoid. She expertly steers clear of Islamic extremists and kidnappers. But the microscopic particles of Ebola baffle her.
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Being a Journalist in the Midst of Ebola
Oct. 10, 2014 - The Atlantic
By Sam Sturgis

At a bar in Freetown, Sierra Leone, a table of journalists wrestled with disturbing news: James Foley had been executed by ISIS. The discussion about a fallen colleague, though grim, briefly distracted them from the surrounding chaos.
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The Unsung Heroes of Conflict Reporting [OPINION]
Oct.. 9, 2014 - Al Jazeera Amercia
By Ruth Fowler

James Foley’s beheading by Islamic militants in August has led to an increased interest in the role of freelance journalists, who report from the world’s most dangerous countries without the infrastructure, support, resources and salary enjoyed by most staff reporters.
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Two Pakistani Journalists Killed, Taking the Murder Tally this Year to 13
Oct. 9, 2014 - The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade

Two Pakistani journalists have been murdered in two separate incidents in the Punjabi province city of Hafizabad.
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Japanese Reporter Charged with Defamation in South Korea
Oct. 9, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

A Japanese journalist has been charged with criminal defamation in South Korea and forbidden from leaving the country, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the move and calls on South Korean authorities to drop the charges against Tatsuya Kato immediately and remove the travel ban.
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Paramilitary Groups in Colombia Target Journalists with Hit Lists
Oct. 8, 2014 - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
By Jonathon David Orta
Los Urabeños and Los Rastrojos, paramilitary groups in Colombia, have published hits lists threatening a combined ten journalists with consequences if they don’t immediately abandon their posts and leave the towns where they work.
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China Detains Supporters of Hong Kong Protest
Oct. 8, 2014 - Al Jazeera
By Staff

Artists and journalist among several people detained in Beijing, and accused of supporting Hong Kong demonstrations.
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Long Jail Sentences for Three Magazine Owners
Oct. 8, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders
By Staff
Ethiopia’s federal supreme court yesterday sentenced three magazine owners in absentia to more than three years in prison on charges of “inciting violent revolts, printing and distributing unfounded rumours and conspiring to unlawfully abolish the constitutional system of the country.”
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Flowers for Anna—Russia’s Offensive on Media and the Truth
Oct. 7, 2014 - Amnesty International
By Staff

On a quiet side-street in a well-heeled Moscow neighbourhood two kilometres from the Kremlin, Novaya Gazeta has its headquarters in a drab pink and grey concrete office block.
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11 Rules for Journalists Covering ISIS, Issued by ISIS
Oct. 7, 2014 - Huffington Post
By Catherine Taibi
A set of rules has been established by the Islamic State militant group for any journalists reporting in the area of Deir Ezzor, Syria, the media group Syria Deeply said Tuesday.
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Mexican Journalist Escapes Death in Attack on his Home
Oct. 6, 2014 - The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade
The home of a Mexican journalist who covers crime and politics was attacked by gunmen who shot at his house while he and his family were asleep inside.
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Iran Frees Wife of Detained Washington Post Journalist
Oct. 6, 2014 - The New York Times
By Thomas Erdbrink

The wife of The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief was quietly released last week, a family member said Monday, although her husband remained in custody following their detention in July.
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Pakistan TV Journalist Shot Dead
Oct. 6, 2014 - The Times of India
By Staff

A journalist working for a private TV channel was killed on Sunday in Pakistan's Punjab province by unknown gunmen, the channel said.
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‘It’s really hit home for him’: American Journalist ‘scared and worried’ After Contracting Ebola in Liberia
Oct. 4, 2014 - New York Daily News
By Sasha Goldstein

An American freelance journalist stricken with Ebola in Liberia is “scared and worried” as he awaits a medical airlift out of the disease-ravaged country, his parents said Friday.
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Journalists’ Safety and the UN
Oct. 4, 2014 - UK Human Rights Blog
By Jessica Allen

Another day, another dead journalist; or so seems to be the trend in the media profession following recent news of the brutal beheading of an Israeli-American journalist, Stephen Sotloff, by Islamic State militants in Syria on 2nd September 2014.
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Honduran Court Imposes 16 Month Profressional Ban on Journalist
Oct. 3, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by a Honduran appeals court to forbid journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado from practicing journalism for 16 months as part of a criminal defamation conviction.
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Turkey’s Leaders Defend Press Freedon Record but Agree to Address Delegation’s Concerns
Oct. 3, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Staff

In unprecedented meetings with a joint delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute, senior Turkish government officials defended their country's press freedom record while agreeing to take steps to improve conditions for journalists.
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Father of ISIS Hostage Journalist John Cantlie Issues Hospital-Bed Plea
Oct. 3, 2014 - NBC News
By Staff

The father of a British journalist being held hostage by ISIS released a video on Friday appealing to the militants "from all that is sacred" to release his son.
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For Journalists, a Stark Reminder of the Risk in Covering a Deadly Epidemic
Oct. 3, 2014 – The New York Times
By Ravi Somaiya and Emily Steel

Before John Moore, a photographer for Getty Images, goes into a hospital in Liberia for patients suspected of having Ebola, or enters the house of a victim with a burial team, he suits up.
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Ferguson Police Arrest Protesters, Freelance Journalist
Oct. 3, 2014 - The Washington Post
By Robert Samuels

Police in Ferguson arrested at least a half dozen people on Thursday night, ending what had been a relatively tranquil period between the department and the protesters who have shouted at them.
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Watchdog: Turkey has Fearful Journalism Climate
Oct. 2, 2014 - The Washington Post
By Staff

An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media.
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How Do Journalists Keep Themselves Safe in War Zones?
Oct. 2, 2014 - The New Statesman
By Vicky Baker

“How do journalists keep themselves safe in war zones? They can’t. I was taught we should never think that we are either safe or qualified to recognise all potential dangers,” says Nenad Sebek, a former BBC war correspondent.
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Freed From Prison After Hunger Strike, Reporter Leaves Egypt
Oct. 1, 2014 - National Public Radio
By Steve Inskeep

Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah Elshamy staged a hunger strike for 147 days in prison and was eventually force fed. He tells Steve Inskeep he was tortured but was never charged with any crimes.
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News Website in the Maldives Under Attack Since Abduction of Reporter
Oct. 1, 2014 - The Guardian
By Roy Greenslade

An online news outlet in the Maldives is being subjected to continual intimidation. One member of staff has been abducted. Editors have been threatened. Its offices have been declared unsafe.
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Holder Resignation Presents U.S. with Opportunity for Reform
Oct. 1, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists
By Geoffrey King

Last week's announcement by Eric Holder that he will resign as Attorney General marks what will hopefully be the beginning of the end of a perplexingly dark period for press freedom in the U.S.
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Broadcaster Banned Again from Working as Journalist
Oct. 1, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders
By Staff

Honduran opposition broadcaster Julio Ernesto Alvarado is again subject to a 16-month ban on working as a journalist.
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