Iraq / 2010

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Six stories: Online journalists killed in 2010

December 17, 2010 3:52 PM ET

This week, CPJ published its year-end analysis of work-related fatalities among journalists. Six of the 42 victims worked online. While you can read the full statistics and our special report elsewhere, I want to highlight the stories of these six journalists who worked on the Web....

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Murder, 'suicide,' crossfire: A week of journalist killings

September 10, 2010 12:56 PM ET

Today we will report another murder of a journalist. This one was in Argentina. The last one we documented was a couple days ago--Alberto Graves Chakussanga was shot in the back in Angola. These tragedies are part of our daily work at CPJ, but this week was different. There have...

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Balancing risk vs. safety in global news reporting

July 6, 2010 5:40 PM ET

CPJ’s Joel Simon will be live on Wednesday on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” a daily news public radio show in Washington. Joining Simon will be Iraqi journalist Haider Hamza, who has covered the war in Iraq for Reuters and ABC News, and Alfredo Corchado, the Mexico bureau chief for...

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Veteran journalists seek justice in Iraqi Kurdistan

May 17, 2010 12:04 PM ET

Last week, a number of prominent journalists who cover Iraqi Kurdistan wrote an open letter to the president of the Kurdish Regional Government, Massoud Barzani, and the president of Iraq, Talal Talabani, calling on them to bring to an end a sharp rise in violations of press freedom. A journalist...

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FOIA needs new muscle behind it, not just promises

April 26, 2010 10:51 AM ET

These are busy days for Freedom of Information. On April 5, the watchdog Web site that knows no borders, WikiLeaks, posted a classified U.S. military video showing U.S. forces firing on Iraqi civilians, killing many, including two Reuters journalists, as well as wounding children. Two days later, the Pentagon posted a redacted U.S. military assessment of the same...

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An Iraqi in America: A year still unclear

April 22, 2010 12:52 PM ET

I just can't believe that it's been almost a year since I arrived in the States. It's been very quick, seemingly quicker than waiting in a drive-through line for a restaurant. ...

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Technicalities: 10 Questions on WikiLeaks

April 8, 2010 5:33 PM ET

Monday's release of graphic video footage of an attack by the U.S. military on two Reuters journalists vividly depicted the dangers involved in covering a battlefield. It also thrust into the spotlight WikiLeaks, the enigmatic Web site responsible for obtaining, decoding, and publicizing the footage. Here's 10 questions answered on WikiLeaks, including how...

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A distorted picture from Iraq

April 7, 2010 10:09 AM ET

The Iraqi government is keeping photographers away from scenes of suicide attacks, according to a piece published today by Stephen Farrell on The New York Times’ “At War” blog. CPJ has objected to government regulations promulgated in May 2007 barring photographers from the scene of such bombings for an hour...

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An Iraqi in America: 'Time is like a sword' here

January 29, 2010 11:02 AM ET

It has been almost nine months since I arrived in the United States. I can't believe how fast life is moving and how different my family’s days are now are from the old days—that was a beautiful time. Everything is changing now. There's no simplicity for us anymore....

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After succession of surgeries, Iraqi cameraman leaves U.S.

January 12, 2010 5:43 PM ET

Today, more than year after landing in the United States to receive medical treatment for severe injuries sustained while reporting in Baghdad, Jehad Ali boarded a plane at the Detroit Wayne County Airport en route to Beirut....

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