james foley

109 results

James Foley

On August 19, 2014, the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State posted a graphic video online that purported to show the execution of U.S. journalist James Foley. The next day, U.S. intelligence officials confirmed that the video was authentic. Islamic State claimed to have executed Foley in retribution for U.S. military intervention in Iraq. In August,…

Read More ›

CPJ to join 2016 James Foley Freedom Run

By on

CPJ staff and friends are joining many others in the U.S. and other countries for the James W. Foley Freedom Run. The event–a virtual run where supporters can take part from anywhere in the world–is scheduled for October 15, 2016. CPJ will hold its run in New York City. You can join the CPJ team…

Read More ›

CPJ’s Impunity Campaign consultant to speak at the preview screening of Jim: The James Foley Story

By on

CPJ’s Impunity Campaign consultant Elisabeth Witchel will join panelists in a discussion following a preview screening of Jim: The James Foley Story. Foley was kidnapped in November 2012 in Syria. He was missing for almost two years before his captors executed him. Foley’s death alerted the world to the rising risks journalists face covering frontline…

Read More ›

Audio: James Foley on being a freelance war correspondent

By on

In April 2012, Nicole Schilit, research associate in CPJ’s Journalist Assistance program, interviewed James Foley about his experience working as a freelance journalist in conflict zones. The interview took place in New York between reporting trips to Libya and Syria. Foley was murdered in Syria in August 2014.

Read More ›

A photograph of James Foley is seen during a memorial service in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan on August 24, 2014. (AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)

A year after James Foley and Steven Sotloff murders, more awareness of risks

By on

Journalists who regularly cover violence are considered a hard-boiled bunch. But a year ago this month, even the toughest were crying. There was no emotional body armor to deflect the horror of the beheading videos of freelancers James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and other Westerners held hostage in Syria by the self-styled Islamic State, also known…

Read More ›

CPJ

Memorial gifts for James Foley

By on

CPJ is deeply honored by the gifts we have received in memory of James Foley – a great journalist and friend to many at the organization. One hundred percent of these gifts will go to CPJ’s Emergency Fund to provide direct aid to journalists at risk. If you would like to contribute, please consider making…

Read More ›

James Foley (AP/Steven Senne)

James Foley – a journalist’s journalist

By on

Amid the tributes and war stories that followed the brutal beheading of James Foley this week, one memory from a fellow hostage shone a light on a side of his character that his audience might not have seen: his empathy not only for the people he covered but also for the journalists he encountered.

Read More ›

An Islamic State militant stands with the Islamist flag in Iraq. (AFP/Welayat Salahuddin)

James Foley’s killers pose many threats to local, international journalists

New York, August 20, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is extremely concerned for all journalists, most of them Syrians, still held captive by the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State, which has repeatedly kidnapped, killed, and threatened journalists in the territories over which it holds sway. President Barack Obama confirmed today that the group is responsible…

Read More ›

CPJ condemns killing of American journalist James Foley

New York, August 19, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of James Foley, a U.S. freelance journalist, who was abducted in Syria in November 2012. In a video posted online, the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State claimed to have executed Foley, saying the act was retribution for U.S. military intervention in Iraq.

Read More ›

Audio slideshow: A look at missing journalist James Foley

By on

James Foley, a U.S. freelance journalist, was abducted in Syria in November. His colleague and friend Nicole Tung, a freelance photographer, spoke to CPJ about her experience working and traveling with Foley. A petition appealing for Foley’s release can be signed here.

Read More ›