Journalist Security

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Be prepared: steps to staying safe while covering US political party conventions

July 12, 2016 11:21 AM ET

The U.S. political party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer carry the risk of civil unrest. While protests have long occurred both inside and outside of convention venues, security experts and political commentators have said this year's gatherings...

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Why Telegram's security flaws may put Iran's journalists at risk

May 31, 2016 12:05 PM ET

The mobile messaging app Telegram is popular in Iran, where citizens who have limited access to uncensored news and mainstream social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, use it to share and access information. But the app's estimated...

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Compassion, Strength, Hugs

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

I am a hugger. Maybe it's my Texas heritage, but the value of wrapping people in a warm embrace at the right time has stayed with me, like a hint of twang, in the 40 years since I left the...

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From High Profile to Exile

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Heba Alshibani did not set out to become a journalist. She had expected to become an academic, as many members of her Libyan family had before the February 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi. But when...

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The Struggle for Candid Interviews

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Inside a four-room apartment in Antakya, Turkey, a town on the border with Syria, more than a dozen men sat on mattresses on the floor. It was just past 10 p.m. and the soldiers, all men in the Free Syrian...

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My Islamic State Social Network

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

My first conversation with Islamic State was about my reporting. I had just shared an article I'd written about the terrorist group recruiting Western fighters on my Twitter when I saw that someone using the Twitter handle Abu Omar...

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Kidnapping for profit or propaganda: How hostage risk for journalists is on the rise

April 12, 2016 3:24 PM ET

From Central America to North Africa, kidnappings are on the rise and journalists are among the groups at risk of being abducted. Adding to the challenges of dealing with a hostage situation is a lack of solid information about kidnappings...

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Computer security is necessary for journalist safety

February 29, 2016 2:10 PM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published, in Spanish, in El País. This week, journalists, technologists, and other human rights advocates will gather in Valencia, Spain for the Internet Freedom Festival, a multidisciplinary "un-conference" dedicated to fighting surveillance and censorship...

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Journalist groups urge Kerry to make good on media safety pledges

February 16, 2016 2:50 PM ET

The Islamic State beheadings of journalists shook up the media industry. The safety of reporters generally and conditions for freelancers in particular became a news story. Politicians responded....

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Call for Secretary Kerry to support journalist safety measures

February 16, 2016 2:50 PM ET

Dear Secretary Kerry: Your support for press freedom and journalist safety is welcome and can play an important role in helping to protect journalists around the world. There are specific actions that you could take that would ensure the agenda you launched last year continues and leaves a lasting legacy.

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