Fixer

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Don't Forget Rasool: In international reporting, local journalists often suffer

September 21, 2015 12:30 PM ET

When two journalists from VICE, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, were arrested with Iraqi journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool on August 28, a familiar scenario unfolded. A week later, Hanrahan and Pendlebury were released following a media flurry and worldwide attention....

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Fixers on Front Lines

February 21, 2012 11:24 PM ET

Local "fixers" have been essential to foreign reporters covering the Afghan war. While they often do the same work as their international counterparts, they run greater risk and face a far more uncertain future. By Monica Campbell...

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Honoring local journalists on World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2010 12:41 PM ET

Today, May 3, is World Press Freedom Day. But on this day, this year, I am not thinking about the dangers for the many journalists whose bylines I’ve come to associate with places like Mogadishu or Manila, Kabul or...

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Rallying (hesitantly) for reporters abducted in Afghanistan

March 11, 2010 10:55 AM ET

What can we do to help liberate our colleagues? French journalists have been struggling with this dilemma since December 30, when two reporters of the public service TV channel France 3 and their three Afghan fixers were abducted by...

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An Afghan fixer struggles in exile in Sweden

June 18, 2009 5:08 PM ET

I am from Afghanistan, but I have lived in exile in Sweden for almost a year and a half. I spent my teenaged life in Pakistan, where I moved in 1997 to escape the savage regime of the Taliban....

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Special Report: Journalists in Exile 2009

June 17, 2009 12:01 AM ET

Sri Lankan journalists flee under severe pressure in the past year. Iraq and Somalia, two deadly countries for the press, also rank high in numbers of journalists forced into exile. Hundreds of journalists have been driven into exile this decade....

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Documentary captures a fixer's harsh reality

April 27, 2009 3:12 PM ET

In New York, the Tribeca Film Festival showed a strong documentary, The Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi, on Sunday. After the screening, I moderated a panel that featured director Ian Olds and Naqeeb Sherzad, a close friend of Ajmal,...

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Fixer released, another held

September 17, 2008 7:16 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that authorities in Yemen continue to hold a fixer in custody while releasing another. The two were picked up in July with a reporter for the U.S.-based television network...

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CPJ urges Yemen to free two fixers

August 22, 2008 7:19 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express deep concern about the ongoing detention without charge of two Yemeni fixers working for a European journalist.

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Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakshbandi killed by captors

April 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2007-The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by the brutal murder of Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakshbandi. Several Taliban spokesmen told media organizations in Kabul that the group had beheaded Naqshbandi in the Garmsir district...

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