August 2014

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August 2014

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.

Iran’s President Dodges Question on Detained Washington Post Reporter

Aug. 30, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Staff

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declined to specifically discuss the case of a detained Washington Post journalist during a nationally televised news conference Saturday.

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Pakistani Journalists Shot Dead in Attach on News Agency Office

Aug. 30, 2014 - The Guardian

By Roy Greenslade

Three staff working in a Pakistani news agency were shot dead when two gunmen burst into their office in Quetta, south-west Pakistan.

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Captives Held by Islamic State Prove Tough Quandary for Obama

Aug. 30, 2014 - Reuters

By Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel

After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said.

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Why Hassan Rouhani Should Facilitate the Release of Washington Post Reporter

Aug. 29, 2014 - The World Post (A Partnership of the Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute of Governance)

By Omid Memarian

Since the arrest of two journalists, Washington Post correspondent, Jason Rezaian, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, a reporter for the UAE's National Newspaper, the Iranian government has refused to explain why they have been arrested.

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In Harm’s Way: Why War Correspondents Take Risks and How They Cope

Aug. 29, 2014 - The Globe and Mail

By Anthony Feinstein

"Stay strong, because I am going to need your help to reclaim my life." These were the closing words of a letter James Foley dictated to his family while hoping for release from a prison cell in Syria. The 40-year-old journalist had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants while covering the civil war there in 2012.

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In Danger and “On Their Own”: The Perils of Freelance War Reporting

Aug. 28, 2014 - CBS News

By Julia Steers

The execution of freelance journalist James Foley in Syria last week has brought new attention to stark realities of life as a freelance reporter covering conflicts in Syria and across the Middle East.

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Freed Journalist Thanks Those Who Fought for His Release

Aug. 28, 2014 - Boston Herald

By Antonio Planas

An “overwhelmed” journalist Peter Theo Curtis thanked everyone responsible for his release after two years of captivity in Syria — and the total strangers who have welcomed him home — while friends tell the Herald they believe his deep knowledge of Arabic and ?Islamic extremism, as well as physical fitness, helped keep him alive.

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Perils Abound for Freelance Reporters in Hot Spots

Aug. 28, 2014 - Boston Globe

By Bryan Bender

“It’s all about being there.” That is how the online news service GlobalPost describes its mission to report the “ground truth” about key international events.

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U.S. Condemns Beating of Azerbaijani Journalist, Rights Activist

Aug. 28, 2014 - Radio Free Europe

By Staff

The United States has condemned the beating of an Azerbaijani journalist and rights activist in the country's Naxcivan exclave.

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Russian Reporters ‘Attacked at Secret Solider Burials’

Aug. 27, 2014 - BBC News Europe

By Staff

Russian journalists say they have been attacked while investigating reports that soldiers were secretly buried after being killed in Ukraine.

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US Captive’s Mother Issues Plea to ISIS

Aug. 27, 2014 - New York Times

By Rukmini Callimachi

The mother of an American hostage being held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria released an emotional video appeal to his captors on Wednesday.

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Journalist Killing Highlights Role of Freelancers

Aug. 27, 2014 - ABC News

By Jessica Gresko

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."

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Russian Journalist Attacked, Hospitalized

Aug. 27, 2014 - Radio Free Europe

By Staff

An investigative journalist in the Russian city of Saratov has been severely beaten by unknown assailants.

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I Was Kidnapped While Reporting in Syria. The Risk Wasn’t Worth It.

Aug. 26, 2014 - The New Republic

By Tom A. Peter

About a year and a half ago, I found myself in the living room of a luxury condominium overlooking a beach in Naples, Florida. I’d been reporting in the Middle East, and, for the first time in two years, had returned home to the U.S. for a visit.

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From Ferguson to Syria, What Happens When Journalists Become the News

Aug. 26, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Alyssa Rosenberg

In recent weeks, and in very different environments, journalists have found themselves in the unusual position of becoming the subject of news stories rather than the people telling them.

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ISIS Uses Captured U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff in New Twitter Campaign to Sway President Obama to Stop Airstrikes in Iraq

Aug. 25, 2014 - New York Daily News

By Corey Siemaszko

ISIS has launched a new terror campaign on Twitter to get President Obama to stop bombing their positions in Iraq — and it features captured U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff.

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Qatar Played Now-Familiar Role in Helping to Broker U.S. Hostage’s Release

Aug. 25, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Adam Goldman and Karen DeYoung

Last month, an American media executive arrived in Doha with a retired FBI agent known for his extensive contacts within the government of Qatar.

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Several Journalists Attacked While Covering ‘Freedom March’ in Pakistan

Aug. 25, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan.

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Columbian Journalist Murdered

Aug. 25, 2014 - Fox News Latino

By Staff

Authorities in the southwestern Colombian city of Cali are investigating the murder of the former director of Todelar radio, the broadcaster said Monday.

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US Journalist Peter Theo Curtis Released from Captivity in Syria

Aug. 25, 2014 - The Guardian

By Martin Pengelly

Secretary of state John Kerry on Sunday confirmed the release in Syria of Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist who had been held for two years by the militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaida.

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Journalist Attacked While Covering Pro-Ukrainian Pickets in St. Petersburg

Aug. 25, 2014 - Radio Free Europe

By Staff

A correspondent for Russia's Ekho Moskvy radio has been attacked while covering single-person pickets supporting Ukraine in St. Petersburg.

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Danger for Journalists Becomes Well-Known

Aug. 24, 2014 - Idaho Statesman

By Robert Ehlert

Many of us in the newspaper business have known colleagues who have accepted assignments to dangerous places around the world. 

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Britain Said to Be ‘Close’ to Identifying ISIS Suspect in Journalist’s Beheading

Aug. 24, 2014 - The New York Times

By Scott Shane

The British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday that investigators were close to identifying the young militant with a British accent who beheaded the American journalist James Foley on a video released last week by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Journalist Abductions Force Rethink of Media Blackout Policies

Aug. 24, 2014 –The Wall Street Journal

By Lukas I. Alpert

It took the grisly slaying of American photographer James Foley for much of the world to learn how dangerous Syria has become for journalists

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Washington Post Reporter and His Wife Have Been Detained In Iran for One Month

Aug. 23, 2014 - The Huffington Post

By Adam Schreck

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.

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Execution of U.S. Journalist Reveals the Changing Business of War Coverage

Aug. 22, 2014 - Reuters

By Jenniefer Saba

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.

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Journalism is Under Attack, Not Just in Ferguson

Aug. 21, 2014 - ACLU

By Noa Yachot

It is not a great time to be a journalist in America.

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James Foley: US Reveals Failed Special Forces Rescue Mission Within Syria

Aug. 21, 2014 - The Guardian

By Spencer Ackerman

Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free US journalist James Foley before he was killed by Islamic State (Isis) militants, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.

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Nine Journalists and Bloggers Still Held Arbitrarily - Ethiopia

Aug. 21, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders

By Staff

Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa yesterday after the prosecution argued that article 3 of the 2009 anti-terrorism law, under which they are detained, precludes release on bail.

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James Foley Was a Journalist Who Had to Be There

Aug. 20, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Manuel Roig-Franzia

Afghanistan. Libya. Syria. Jim Foley had to go. Had to.

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Before Killing James Foley, ISIS Demanded Ransom from U.S.

Aug. 20, 2014 - The New York Times

By Rukmini Callimachi

Kneeling in the dirt in a desert somewhere in the Middle East, James Foley lost his life this week at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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How Journalists Like James Foley Fall Victim to World’s ‘Most Dangerous Conflict’ for Reporters

Aug. 20, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Terrence McCoy

On Thanksgiving Day in 2012, a tall, handsome journalist named James Foley was on his way to the Turkish border when he decided to stop at an Internet cafe in a dust-choked town in northwest Syria.

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Photojournalist Held in Iran is Released on Bail, but Washington Post Reporter Still Held

Aug. 20, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Anne Gearan

A photojournalist arrested in Iran alongside Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife was released on bail Wednesday, a family source said.

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Suburban St. Louis Cop Suspended for Threatening to Kill, Pointing Gun at Media in Ferguson, MO.

Aug. 20, 2014 - New York Daily News

By Sasha Goldstein

The St. Ann officer, identified as Lt. Ray Albers, was captured on video aiming his semi-automatic assault rifle at several media members and peaceful protesters just before midnight Tuesday during a demonstration along the streets of Ferguson. 

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Family, Friends of South Florida Journalist Held by ISIS Pray for his Safety

Aug. 20, 2014 - CBS Local Miami

By Marybel Rodriguez

Family and friends of an American journalist from South Florida who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants are hoping and praying for his safe return.

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Islamic State Militants Seize Four More Foreign Hostages in Syria

Aug. 20, 2014 - The Guardian

By Martin Chulov

Flush with looted weapons, buoyed by sweeping gains in Syria and eager to shock, Islamic State militants have seized four more foreign hostages near Aleppo in recent days, taking to more than 20 the number of foreigners they now hold.

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Jonesboro Sun Reporter Quits Over Tension with City Police Chief; His Facebook Comments a Factor

Aug. 20, 2014 - Arkansas Times

By Max Brantley

The Jonesboro Sun reports that Sunshine Crump resigned as the newspaper’s police reporter after a “tense” relationship with Police Chief Mike Yates.

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Tom Walters: What Really Matters in Ferguson

Aug. 20, 2014 - CTV

By Tom Walters

What matters in Ferguson, Mo., is that a young man is dead, police conduct is under scrutiny, and a community is in heart-rending pain. Reporters are not supposed to be part of the news they cover. And given any choice in the matter, I wouldn’t be.

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A Night in Ferguson: Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell

Aug. 19, 2014 - The Intercept

By Ryan Devereaux

Late Monday evening, after many of the major media outlets covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo., had left the streets to broadcast from their set-ups near the police command center, heavily armed officers raced through suburban streets in armored vehicles, chasing demonstrators, launching tear gas on otherwise quiet residential lanes, and shooting at journalists.

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Praying for Safety and Peace, in the Face of Violence

Aug. 19, 2014 - ABC 13 Houston KTRK-TV

By Sonia Azad

A vigil planned to commemorate the second anniversary of the capture of an American journalist took on a new sense of urgency on the same day that Islamic State militants claimed to kill American journalist James Foley.

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Journalist Feared Abducted in the Maldives

Aug. 19, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the safety of a journalist in the Maldives who has been missing since early August and calls on authorities to thoroughly investigate his disappearance.

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Militant Group Says it Killed American Journalist in Syria

Aug. 19, 2014 - The New York Times

By Rukmini Callimachi

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a video on Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group.

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D.C.-based Journalist Among Latest Arrests in Ferguson, MO.

Aug. 19, 2014 - ABC7 WJLA

By Staff

A District of Columbia-based reporter who writes for a German newspaper was among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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6 More Journalists Arrested in Ferguson Protests

Aug. 19, 2014 - CNN U.S.

By Brian Stelter

Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."

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Charlie LeDuff Fends Off Attack in Ferguson to Illuminate Tensions

Aug. 19, 2014 - Motor City Muckraker

By Steve Neavling

Fox reporter Charlie LeDuff may have captured one of the most authentic moments of the Ferguson protests – and he nearly paid a heavy price for it.

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Police to Al Jazeera Journalist Near Ferguson: ‘I’ll Bust Your Head’

Aug. 19, 2014 - Al Jazeera America

By Aaron Ernst

It’s not every day that a police officer tells you he’s going to bust your head open.

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Which Journalists Have Been Arrested in Ferguson?

Aug. 19, 2014 - Poynter

By Kristen Hare

We’ll keep this list updated as journalists are arrested or detained in Ferguson, Missouri. This list is in order of most recent arrests.

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Yemeni Journalist Shot Dead in Series of Attacks on State-Run Media

Aug. 19, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a string of attacks on Yemeni journalists working for state-run outlets in the past week.

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Forget About a Kindler Gentler Iran

Aug. 19, 2014 - The Daily Beast

By Nina Strochlic

The year-long charm offensive of Iranian President Rouhani can’t mask continued human rights abuses. The arrest of American journalists is just one example.

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National Press Club Reaffirms Concern About Press Freedom in Eastern Ukraine

Aug. 18, 2014 - The National Press Club

By John M. Donnelly

The National Press Club on Monday voiced concern for the safety of a Russian photojournalist who was reported missing while covering the unrest in eastern Ukraine and for other reporters endangered in that war zone.

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Police in Ferguson Arrest and Threaten More Journalists

Aug. 18, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Abby Phillip

Since chaos erupted in the streets of Ferguson, Mo., more than a week ago, journalists from all over the world have flocked to the scene. They have also, increasingly, become the target of police arrests.

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Daily News Journalist Handcuffed by Police While Covering Protests in Ferguson, MO.

Aug. 17, 2014 - The Daily News

By Pearl Gabel

An hour after the state-issued curfew took effect in the St. Louis suburb early Sunday, an officer pointed a gun in Pearl Gabel's face, screamed at her to get on the ground and told her she was under arrest.

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Cops in Ferguson Threaten to Shoot Reporter, Mace Chris Hayes

Aug. 17, 2014 - Gawker

By Gabrielle Bluestone

Police in Ferguson were caught on camera Sunday night threatening to mace one reporter and shoot another. At least two other journalists also claim they were arrested while following police orders.

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More Journalists Arrested, Released in Ferguson

Aug. 17, 2014 - Poynter

By Kristen Hare

On Sunday night, Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, the Telegraph’s Rob Crilly and the Financial Times’ Neil Munshi tweeted that they’d been arrested by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Why What Happened to Reporters in Ferguson Matters So Much

Aug. 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

By Jack Mirkinson

On Wednesday, HuffPost Media tweeted the following about the scandalous treatment of reporters in Ferguson, MO.

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Journalist Says He Was Attacked at Ferguson Scene

Aug. 16, 2014 - St. Louis Dispatch

By Nancy Cambria

Last night independent photo journalist Abe Van Dyke  said he was punched by looters and his camera equipment damaged after police began firing tear gas.

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Journalist Murdered in Northern Honduras

Aug. 15, 2014 - Fox News Latino

By Staff

A broadcast journalist was murdered in northern Honduras, becoming the seventh journalist to be slain in the Central American country this year, a police source told Efe Friday.

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Reporters Attacked Covering First Anniversary of Cairo Protest Killings

Aug. 15, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

Several journalists have been attacked and briefly detained in Egypt since Thursday while covering deadly clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces, according to news reports.

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It’s Now Guns Vs. Cameras in Ferguson

Aug. 14, 2014 - Time Magazine

By James Poniewozik

The arrests and tear-gassing of journalists in an American city is an outrage—in part because everyone is the media now.

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TV Crews Hit by Bean Bags, Tear Gas

Aug. 14, 2014 - KSDK

By Staff

As police broke up protests in Ferguson late Wednesday night, they also turned their tactics on local and national television news crews.

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RTDNA Condemns Assaults and Arrests of Reporters in Ferguson

Aug. 14, 2014 - RTDNA

By Staff

Despite a call from RTDNA for authorities to recognize the rights of journalists working to cover the events in Ferguson, Missouri, at least two reporters were arrested by police Wednesday evening while doing their jobs.

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Police Fire Tear Gas on Al Jazeera Crew and then Take Their Equipment

Aug. 14, 2014 - Business Insider

By Harrison Jacobs

Last night, police in Ferguson, Missouri, attempted to disperse several hundred protesters with tear gas, stun grenades, and smoke bombs.

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In Ferguson, Washington Post Reporter Wesley Lowery Gives Account of his Arrest

Aug. 14, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Wesley Lowery

For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald’s a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown’s shooting as a staging area.

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Lessons from Ferguson: Police Militarization in Now a Press Freedom Issue

Aug. 14, 2014 - Freedom of the Press Foundation

By Trevor Timm

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri—where four days ago the police killed an unarmed teenager—took another disturbing turn yesterday as cops decked out in riot gear arrested and assaulted two reporters covering the protests, Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, as they were sitting in a McDonald’s, quietly charging their phones.

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Police Get Aggressive, Use More Tear Gas

Aug. 14, 2014 - KSDK

By Aja Williams

On the fourth consecutive night of protesting and rallying in Ferguson, police used tear gas to disperse crowds. The gas forced several, including reporters, to take coverage from its affects.

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RTDNA Urges Ferguson Police to Work With Journalists

Aug. 13, 2014 - RTDNA

By Staff

As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, RTDNA has recieved reports of journalists being subjected to harassment and restrictions of access to areas of the city not being enforced on the general public.

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Huffington Post Reporter Arrested in Ferguson

Aug. 13, 2014 - The Huffington Post

By Staff

The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were arrested Wednesday evening while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer last week.

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Statement on the False Arrest of Reporters Ryan Reilly and Wesley Lowery

Aug. 13, 2014 - The Huffington Post

By Ryan Grim

We are relieved Ryan Reilly and Wesley Lowery are safe, but we are disturbed by their arrest and assault.

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Pope Prays for Reporter, Translator Killed in Gaza

Aug. 13, 2014 - ABC News

By Nicole Winfield (Associated Press)

Pope Francis has offered prayers for an Italian video journalist working for The Associated Press and his Palestinian translator who were killed in the Gaza Strip.

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ISF to Discipline Members Who Attacked Journalists

Aug. 13, 2014 - The Daily Star

By Staff

BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces will take disciplinary measures against members who attacked journalists at the Grand Serail earlier this week.

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Mexican Reporter Shot Dead in Oaxaca State

Aug. 13, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder on Monday of Mexican reporter Octavio Rojas Hernández in the state of Oaxaca and calls on authorities to investigate the killing, identify the motive, and bring those responsible to justice.

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Reporter Injured in Copter Crash Brought to Turkey

Aug. 13, 2014 - ABC News

By Staff

Turkey's crisis management agency says a New York Times reporter who was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq has been brought to Turkey for treatment.

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Reporting Under Fire: CNN’s Ivan Watson Stays Calm

Aug. 13, 2014 - Poynter

By Al Tompkins

In the months ahead, as I show journalists examples of excellent reporting, I will use a story that CNN’s senior international correspondent Ivan Watson filed this week.

To read the entire article, click here. 

 

Italian Journalist Among Five Dead in Gaza Bomb-Disposal Accident

Aug. 13, 2014 - The New York Times

By Jodi Rudoren and Alan Cowell

The Palestinian Health Ministry said on Wednesday that at least five people, including an Associated Press video journalist and his Palestinian translator, were killed as a bomb disposal crew tried to dismantle an unexploded Israeli bomb.

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Journalists Face Tear Gas, Police Threats While Covering Protests Against Killing of Michael Brown

Aug. 12, 2014 - The Huffington Post

By Jack Mirkinson

Journalists encountered a threatening response from police as they tried to cover the protests in Ferguson, the Missouri town that has been upended by the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

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Times Journalist Injured in Iraqi Kurd Helicopter Crash

Aug. 12, 2014 - The New York Times

By Rod Nordland

A helicopter of Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous government carrying aid to stranded Yazidi refugees in the Sinjar mountains of northern Iraq crashed on Tuesday, killing the pilot and wounding other passengers including a New York Times journalist on assignment for the newspaper.

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Two French Journalists Arrested in Indonesia’s Papua

Aug. 12, 2014 - France 24

By Staff

Two French journalists have been detained since August 6 by Indonesian authorities after reporting on the separatist movement in the eastern region of Papua without a proper journalist visa.

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Another Night of Unrest in Ferguson

Aug. 12, 2014 - The St. Louis American

By Kenya Vaugn

Sirens, helicopters and commanding voices over megaphones could easily be heard in the homes surrounding the streets within walking distance of West Florissant after a third day of protesting against the senseless killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police.

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KMOV News Crew Forced to Flee for Saftey During Ferguson Riots

Aug. 11, 2014 - TV Spy

By Kevin Eck

A KMOV news van was vandalized during last night’s looting and rioting in Ferguson, MO.

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St. Louis Photographer on Scene at Riots: ‘This is My Job’

Aug. 11, 2014 - Poynter

By Kristen Hare

David Carson hid across the street from a gas station in a patch of trees. No one could see him there as he transmitted his first batch of photos from the looting of a Quik Trip back to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

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Riots Erupt During Ferguson Protests

Aug. 11, 2014 - KSDK

By Staff

Tensions reached a boiling point Sunday night following an officer involved shooting that left a teenager dead.

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Video: A Kurdish Reporter Tries to Interview Islamic State Fighters

Aug. 11, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Adam Taylor

In the video below, a reporter with the Kurdish news network Rudaw tries to speak to fighters from the Islamic State militant group.

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ISIS Rally Turns Violent; Journalist Attacked

Aug. 11, 2014 - NL Times

By Staff

Individuals protesting a demonstration against Islamic terrorist organization IS in The Hague’s Schilderswijk were arrested while the Mobile Unit was forced to take action as some were throwing rocks around in the street, the NRC reports. 

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Explosion in Gaza Captured Behind CNN Reporter

Aug. 10, 2014 - ABC13 KTRK-TV

By Staff

A reporter found himself a little too close to The fighting between Israel and Hamas recently.

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D.C. News Crew Robbed While Reporting on “Sketchy” Neighborhoods

Aug. 10, 2014 - CBS News

By Staff

Sometimes - but not always - news reporters get exactly what they are looking for when covering a story.

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Salam Pledges Investigation into Attack on Journalists

Aug. 10, 2014 - The Daily Star Lebanon

By Staff

Prime Minister Tammam Salam apologized for an assault by his guards on reporters outside Dar al-Fatwa Sunday, calling for a full investigation into the incident.

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Female Kudish Reporter Killed in Iraq

Aug. 9, 2014 - Agence France Presse

By Staff

A reporter working with Kurdish news agency Firat was killed Friday when jihadist fighters attacked a camp in Iraq, one of her employers said on their website.

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Turkish Journalist Beaten, Arrested for Defamation

Aug. 9, 2014 - Associated Press (via Huffington Post)

By AP Staff

A Turkish journalist critical of the government has been arrested in Istanbul.

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Reporter Arrested While Covering Protest

Aug. 8, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders

By Staff

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of La Voix de Djibouti reporter Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, who was arrested while covering an opposition demonstration today in a suburb of Djibouti City.

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Russian Journalist Missing in Donetsk

Aug. 8, 2014 - The Moscow Times

By Staff

Another Russian journalist has gone missing in eastern Ukraine while covering the ongoing conflict there, Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper reported Friday.

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Watchdog Accuses Turkey’s Erdogan of Intimidating Journalist, Threatening Safety

Aug. 8, 2014 - Associated Press (via Fox News)

By AP Staff 

 A European security organization is accusing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of intimidating a journalist and threatening her safety after he lashed out at her during a campaign rally ahead of Sunday's presidential elections.

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Anthony Bourdain: Jailed Journalists in Iran are ‘Nobody’s Enemy’

Aug. 7, 2014 - CNN World

By Dana Ford

Anthony Bourdain doesn’t believe he’s naïve about Iran, but what’s happening there to two journalists has him stumped.

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UAE Newspaper Urges Release of Detained Reporter, the Wife of Washington Post Journalist Held

Aug. 7, 2014 - Fox News

By Staff

The editor of the Emirati newspaper that employs an Iranian journalist detained along with her husband in Tehran last month has expressed hope that she will be released soon.

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While Officials Maintain Silence, Hardliners Make Baseless Accusations Against Jason Rezaian

Aug. 6, 2014 - International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

By Staff

After two weeks of silence by Iranian officials on the reason for the detention of husband-and-wife journalists Jason Rezaian and Yegabeh Salehi and their whereabouts, media with ties to security and intelligence organs believed to be holding them have begun leveling baseless charges of spying against them, revealing the intentions of interrogators to fabricate a case in order to justify their actions.

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Iran Official: No New Details on Detained Reporter

Aug. 6, 2014 - ABC News

By Staff

A spokeswoman for Iran's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday still there is no new information about the Washington Post correspondent detained with three others last month.

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Libya’s Alessema TV Suffers Several Attacks; Journalists Abducted

Aug. 5, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a recent series of attacks on privately owned Alassema TV in Libya, including the abduction on Friday of three journalists who are still missing.

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Three Radio Presenters Threatened and Attacked in Santa Fe [Argentina]

Aug. 5, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders

By Staff

Three journalists with Radio Sol, a station based in the northern city of Santa Fe, were the victims of a physical attack on 31 July after being threatened on the air by callers claiming to be policemen.

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Strib Reporter Drives By North Side Shooting

Aug. 4, 2014 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

By Maya Rao

While writing a lot about gun violence, I had yet to witness gunfire outside the shooting range. Until last Friday.

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Video Captures Murder Suspect’s Mother Attacking NC Reporter, Photographer

Aug. 4, 2014 - WGHP My Fox 8

By Staff

The mother of murder suspect Sharman Odom is accused of attacking an NC reporter and photographer outside the courthouse Monday morning.

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Interview: Ukrainian Journalist Says Arrest in Russia was ‘Purely Political Decision’

Aug. 4, 2014 - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

By Staff

Last month Yevhen Aharkov, a correspondent for the Ukrainian TV Channel "1+1," flew to Voronezh, Russia, to cover the case of Nadya Savchenko -- a Ukrainian Air Force pilot who was kidnapped by separatist rebels in June and transferred to a Russian detention center.

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Mexican Radio Station Director’s Son Killed in Attack

Aug. 4, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack on Saturday on community radio station director Indalecio Benítez that resulted in the death of his 12-year-old son.

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UNESCO Chief Denounces Killing of Mexican Journalist, Urges Investigation

Aug. 4, 2014 - UN News Centre

By Staff

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of a Mexican television journalist in his hometown of Guadalupe, in the north-central part of the country.

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Independent Journalist Murdered in Kabardino-Balkaria

Aug. 1, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders

By Staff

Reporters Without Borders offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of Timur Kuashev (????? ??????), a journalist and human rights defender who was found dead today in a suburb of Nalchik, the capital of the autonomous Kabardino-Balkar Republic in the Russian Caucasus.

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Voices: Celebrating a Special Journalist

Aug. 4, 2014 - USA Today

By Hal Foster

I noticed Tatyana Goryachova because of her melancholy and because her face was as raw as an uncooked steak, as if someone had scraped a knife across it. I quickly learned at the journalism seminar I was giving in Kiev, Ukraine, in June 2002 that the editor of the Delovoy newspaper had had acid thrown in her face for writing about corruption in her hometown of Berdyansk.

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China Releases Investigative Journalist After Almost Year in Jail

Aug. 3, 2014 - Newsweek

By Staff (Reuters)

A Chinese investigative journalist who accused officials of corruption has been released after almost a year in detention, his lawyer said on Sunday.

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Channel Nine Reporter Was Held at Gunpoint by Rebels, Had a Machine Gun Pointed At His Head

Aug. 1, 2014 - News.com.au

By Staff

Channel Nine reporter Damian Ryan had a machine gun pointed at him in a tense and terrifying encounter with a pro-Russian rebel in Ukraine overnight.

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Close Call for SBS Journalist Amid Shooting Near MH17 Crash Site

Aug. 1, 2014 - SBS News

By Staff

SBS journalist Nick Lazaredes is lucky to be alive after gunfire erupted near the MH17 crash site.

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Iran: New Wave of Attacks Against Journalists As Repression Escalates

Aug. 1, 2014 - Amnesty International

By Staff

A sharp rise in arrests, prosecutions and imprisonment of independent journalists in Iran signals the authorities’ utter determination to crush hopes for increased freedom heralded by the election of President Hassan Rouhani, said Amnesty International in a new briefing today.

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