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Broadcasting murder: Militants use media for deadly purpose

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

News of the August 19, 2014, murder of journalist James Foley broke not in the media but instead on Twitter. News organizations faced the agonizing questions of how to report on the killing and what portions of the video...

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Syria anniversary shows need for more news outlets to step up

March 19, 2015 12:55 PM ET

It started as a street protest against President Bashar al-Assad. Ordinary citizens took out their smart phones to record the demonstrations that quickly spread. Four years and 220,000 dead later, the Syrian civil war is still raging, although the...

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Video: Bob Simon recounts 1991 capture in Iraq

February 20, 2015 1:10 PM ET

When I heard the news last week that Bob Simon had died, I immediately thought back to an interview I had done with him in 2010. It was at an event called the "Courage Forum.," an ideas festival which...

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Veracruz officials say abducted journalist found dead

January 29, 2015 8:17 AM ET

Mexico City, January 29, 2015--The decapitated body of Mexican journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was found early Saturday in Veracruz state, according to a statement from the state attorney general's office. The journalist and owner of the newspaper La Unión...

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Journalists targeted while covering protests in Yemen

January 28, 2015 4:02 PM ET

New York, January 28, 2015--Several journalists have been attacked, detained, or their equipment seized in Sana'a in recent days, while at least one journalist has been reported missing, according to news reports and a local press freedom group. The...

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CPJ calls on Japan to explore all options for journalist held in Syria

January 22, 2015 12:21 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by a video released on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group in which the group said it would kill Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and another Japanese...

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Journalist kidnapped from his home in Mexico

January 5, 2015 6:26 PM ET

New York, January 5, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the abduction of Mexican journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo and calls on authorities to do their utmost to find him and apprehend the perpetrators....

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Slideshow: Journalists killed in 2014

December 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

In 2014, at least 60 journalists and 11 media workers were killed in relation to their work, according to CPJ research. Local and international journalists died covering conflicts, including in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine, while many others were murdered reporting...

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Two Rudaw journalists reported kidnapped in Syria

December 17, 2014 1:52 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2014--Two freelance journalists working for the Kurdish media network Rudaw TV were abducted in Syria on Monday, according to a statement released today by the outlet and reports from regional press freedom groups....

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China is world's worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record

December 17, 2014 12:01 AM ET

More than 200 journalists are imprisoned for their work for the third consecutive year, reflecting a global surge in authoritarianism. China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2014. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...

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