July 2014

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July 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. 

Same TV News Crew Victimized Again in Oakland

July 31, 2014 - SFGate

By Henry K. Lee

The same KPIX-TV news crew that was attacked and had a camera stolen during a live broadcast in Oakland in 2012 had their personal items stolen Thursday when thieves broke into their van in the city, police said.

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Another Journalist Killed in Gaza Bombardment

July 31, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

A second journalist was killed while covering the Israeli bombardment of the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza, according to news reports and the two journalists' media outlets.

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Dad of Jailed Reporter: Son a Victim of Injustice

July 31, 2014 - ABC News

By Jason Straziuso (AP)

The father of an Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt said Thursday that he respects the integrity of Egypt's courts but knows his son is the victim of injustice.

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Mohamed Fahmy, Jailed Canadian Journalist, Considers Appeal

July 31, 2014 - CBC News

By Staff

An Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo is weighing whether he will appeal his conviction and go through the "circus" of a retrial.

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Two Palestinian Journalists Killed During Israeli Attack on Gaza

July 31, 2014 - The Guardian

By Roy Greenslade

Two Palestinian journalists were killed in Gaza yesterday, taking the journalistic toll to eight since the Israeli bombardment began a month ago.

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National Press Club Awardee Held for Past 18 Months in Bahrain

July 30, 2014 - Reporters Without Borders

By Staff

Reporters Without Borders, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Freedom House, Human Rights First, Just Foreign Policy and Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) call for the release of the internationally-known Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan, who is to receive the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award “in absentia” in Washington, DC this evening.

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Blast in Gaza During CNN Live Shot Sends Reporter, Crew Ducking for Cover

July 29, 2014 - Yahoo News

By Dylan Stableford

A CNN correspondent who was delivering a live report from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday was forced to take cover when a blast from Israel's shelling of Gaza City rocked a building just 200 yards behind him.

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Power, TV and Radio Stations Hit in Gaza

July 29, 2014 - The New York Times

By Ben Hubbard and Jodi Rudoren

Israeli airstrikes flattened the vacant four-story home of Hamas’s top political leader in the Gaza Strip and destroyed offices of the organization’s radio and television station early Tuesday, broadening Israel’s targets as diplomacy toward a cease-fire sputtered in confusion on the battle’s 22nd day.

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Human Rights Body Calls on Iran to Release Arrested Journalists

July 29, 2014 - The Guardian

By Roy Greenslade

The Iranian authorities should release the three journalists and a fourth person who are still being held a week after their detention, says Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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Mission Journal: Attacks on Journalists in Ukraine Lead to Information Vacuum

July 28, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Muzaffar Suleymanov

"There are no [independent] Ukrainian journalists left in Donetsk," said Aleksei Matsuka, chief editor of the regional news website Novosti Donbassa (News of Donbass). "They have fled the region since pro-Russia separatists started targeting and kidnapping reporters," Matsuka told CPJ during our brief meeting in Kiev.

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In Ukraine, Journalists Injured, Detained, Expelled

July 28, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

In recent days in Ukraine, an international journalist was wounded in a car crash caused by separatists' gunfire, a local journalist was detained by separatists, a Russian reporter for Bloomberg News was briefly detained by a Ukrainian army unit, and a foreign journalist was expelled by Ukrainian authorities, according to press freedom groups and local and international media.

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A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch Say Surveillance Programs Hurt News Coverage

July 28, 2014 - The New York Times

By Sydney Ember

The Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union have issued a sharp rebuke of large-scale surveillance programs carried out by the United States government, saying in a joint report that such practices are hindering journalists.

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TV Reporter is Killed in Honduras as the Country Becomes Increasingly Dangerous for Journalists

July 28, 2014 - Journalism in the Americas, Knight Center, The University of Texas at Austin

By Staff

When a TV journalist was shot to death recently in Tegucigalpa, the police were quick to say the motive had nothing to do with his reporting work. Some publications say he was the 37th a journalist murdered in Honduras since 2003, while others say he was the 45th reporter killed during that same period.

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Washington Post Reporter from Marin Detained in Iran

July 28, 2014 - San Jose Mercury News

By Staff

A Washington Post reporter who grew up in Marin and his wife are among four journalists detained in Iran.

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Reporters Flee Mexico Over Death Threats

July 28, 2014 - Latin American Herald Tribune

By Staff

Two photojournalists working for a newspaper in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s murder capital, fled the country after receiving death threats from suspected cartel hit men, the daily said.

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Jailed Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Denied Presidential Pardon

July 27, 2014 - The Globe and Mail

By Tom Dale

Dashing the hopes of his family, Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy will remain in an Egyptian jail after his name and those of his Al Jazeera colleagues were absent from a list of presidential pardons issued to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Sunday.

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One of UK’s Top Journalists Says Gaza Has Left him Deeply Scarred

July 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

By Jack Mirkinson

One of Britain's most famous journalists has written that his reporting in Gaza has affected him as nothing he has ever witnessed.

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ABC-TV 33/40 Reporter Sherrie Evans, Cameraman, Attacked at Blount County Crime Scene

July 25, 2014 - AL.com

By Jesse Chambers

ABC-TV 33/40 reporter Sherrie Evans and her cameraman, Justin McCray, were attacked in Blount County on Wednesday night while reporting from the scene of a fatal shooting, according to the station's general manager, Mike Murphy. 

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ABC’s Reporter in Gaza Talks About Covering ‘Awful, Tragic, Heartbreaking’ Story

July 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

By Jack Mirkinson

For ABC's Alexander Marquardt, there is no comparison. The current bloodshed in Gaza is the most difficult conflict he has ever covered.

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A Country Where Liberal Journalists Risk Death

July 24, 2014 - BBC News Magazine

By Mohammed Hanif

The life of a liberal journalist in Pakistan is not an easy one. Write about someone fighting a blasphemy case, or someone whose faith is considered heresy, and you may very soon find yourself in deep trouble.

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Journalist Working for CNN Detained in Ukraine

July 24, 2014 - CNN World

By Ivan Watson and Ingrid Formanek

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was detained by pro-Russian separatists.

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Washington Post Reporter Among Three Americans Detained in Iran

July 24, 2014 - The Wrap

By Jason Hughes

Correspondent Jason Rezaian and his Iranian wife were purportedly detained in Tehran, along with two freelance photojournalists.

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Pakistan Asks Karzai to Pardon Jailed Journalist

July 24, 2014 - The Express Tribune with the International New York Times

By Staff

Pakistan on Thursday appealed to Afghan president Hamid Karzai to issue a pardon to a journalist facing a four-year jail term in Afghanistan for “contacting terrorists”.

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Journalists Covering the Ukraine Crisis Suffer Intimidation

July 23, 2014 - The Guardian

By Ron Greenlade

Journalists working in Ukraine are being intimidated on a daily basis, and not only in the country's eastern region.

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Journalists Missing, Fixer Kidnapped, Press Banned in Eastern Ukraine

July 23, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a series of recent anti-press violations in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk.

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Death Sentence Given in AP Photographer’s Killing

July 23, 2014 - Associated Press

By Staff

A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.

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Jailed al-Jazeera Journalists Guided by ‘Devil’ says Egyptian Court

July 22, 2014 - The Guardian

By Staff

Australian reporter Peter Greste and colleagues accused of taking 'advantage of the noble profession of journalism’.

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Attacks Against Media in Gaza Must End Now, Says IFJ

July 22, 2014 - International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

By Staff

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has reiterated its call for Israeli forces to end attacks against journalists and media organisations in Gaza following the latest spate of violent incidents today, Tuesday July 22.

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BBC Arabic Reporter Attacked On Air Outside Gaza

July 22, 2014 - The Washington Post

By Sarah Larimer

A BBC Arabic journalist was attacked on-air reporting on the conflict in the Gaza strip on Tuesday morning, a video posted on YouTube shows.

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TV News Reporter Found Shot to Death in Honduras

July 21, 2014 - ABC News

By Staff

The body of a television reporter was found in Honduras on Monday a day after he went missing.

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Ukraine Tops Journalist Death Toll This Year—Report

July 21, 2014 - Reuters

By Staff

Ukraine was the world's most dangerous country for journalists in the first six months of this year, media safety body INSI reported on Monday.

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TV Journalists Beaten in Zambia

July 21, 2014 - International Press Institute

By Purity Murage

News reporters working for Zambian local television station Muvi Television were on Monday brutally beaten.

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Britain Hopes for ‘Proper’ Probe into Sudan Editor’s Beating

July 20, 2014 - Yahoo News (AFP)

By Staff

Britain expressed hope on Sunday for a "proper" probe into an assault by armed men who left a Sudanese newspaper editor in hospital.

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Sixty-one Journalists, Support Staff Killed in First Half of 2014

July 19, 2014 - International News Safety Institute

By Staff

Ukraine was the most dangerous country for journalists in the first six months of 2014 with seven members of the news media killed, according to the International News Safety Institute’s biannual survey of news media casualties, Killing the Messenger.

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Israel Warns Foreign Journalists Covering Gaza Fighting

July 19, 2014 - Reuters

By Staff

Israel's Government Press Office on Saturday warned foreign journalists it was not responsible for their safety in the Gaza Strip, where the Jewish state has launched an offensive against Palestinian militants.

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Police Determine that Gun Shot at TV Reporter Was Actually Truck Backfire

July 19, 2014 - The Beckley Register-Herald

By Pamela Pritt

Similar sounds in different circumstances create different reactions. That is so for WVVA reporter Annie Moore, who last Monday told police someone fired a gun at her while she was shooting file footage in the area of a recent murder.  

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Mexican Journalists Speak Out on Reporter Murders

June 17, 2014 - The Daily Beast

By Jason McGahan

Mexican reporters find strength in numbers to decry official denial of the kidnapping and murder of colleagues by drug cartels.

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Travel advisory Gaza

July 17 - International News Safety Institute

By Staff

Journalists traveling to Gaza should be aware that the British Information and Services Office in Gaza is now closed due to the current situation. 

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Brazil Cops Injure 15 Reporters in Last World Cup Protest

July 17, 2014 - Latin American Herald Tribune

By Staff

Fifteen reporters covering the last protest against the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were injured by police, the Journalists’ Union of Rio de Janeiro municipality said Monday.

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Journalists Injured, Arrested Amid Iraq Violence

July 16, 2014 - Committee to Protect Journalists

By Staff

At least two journalists were wounded, another arrested, and a newspaper office raided in the past week in Iraq amid heightened political uncertainty and violence, according to news reports and local press freedom groups.

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Reporter Shot At While Covering Homicide

July 16, 2014 - KOAT 

By Staff

A West Virginia reporter is shot at while covering a homicide.

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Subsequent investigation revealed this to be a truck backfire. Click here for the updated story.

 

88-Year-Old Man Shoots at Detroit News Crew

July 15, 2014 - Poynter

By Kristen Hare 

WXZY’s Jonathan Carlson and a photographer were shot at Monday in Detroit Outside the Home of an 88-year-old man.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Released After Being Detained in Texas

July 15, 2014 - ABC News

By Staff

America’s most famous undocumented immigrant, former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, has been released after being taken into custody today by the Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas.

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Mexican Rights Body Investigating Attacks on Reporters During March

June 15, 2014 --  Fox News Latino

By Staff

The attacks on five journalists by unidentified individuals during a march marking a massacre anniversary in Mexico City are under investigation, the National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said.

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Myanmar Court Sentences Journalists to Prison and Hard Labor

July 10, 2014 - The New York Times

By Thomas Fuller

A provincial court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced the head of a weekly newspaper and four of its journalists to 10 years in prison and hard labor for publishing a report that said a vast and secretive government factory was designed to produce chemical weapons.

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Iranian Journalist Sentenced to Two Years and 50 Lashes

July 8, 2014 - Reuters

By Staff

Iranian journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli reported to Evin prison on Tuesday to serve a two-year sentence and receive 50 lashes over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda, sources close to the journalist said.

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Veteran TV News Reporter Beaten with Tripod in Clay

July 7, 2014 - Charleston Daily Mail

By Ashley B. Craig

A Clay County man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a veteran television news reporter covering a story near Bomont. 

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Dangerous Dust Storm Engulfs Reporter [Video]

July 4, 2014 - CNN

By Staff

KTVK’s Jaime Cerreta experiences firsthand the dangers of a massive blinding dust storm in Arizona.

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