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  • Suicide Attack Kills 29 in Afghanistan, Including 8 Journalists

    04/30/2018 9:20:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ktla ^ | 4:22 AM, April 30, 2018,
    The journalists died when a bomber disguised as a TV cameraman detonated a second bomb at the site of an earlier explosion. Both attacks were claimed by Islamic State. The first blast happened at around at 8 a.m. local time in the Shashdarak area of the city, where the US embassy and Afghan government buildings are located, prompting journalists to rush to the scene. The second explosion came as the attacker, posing as a cameraman, detonated explosives as journalists huddled around the scene, Kabul City Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told CNN. In a statement issued via the social media app...
  • NPR journalist David Gilkey, translator killed on assignment

    06/05/2016 7:46:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2016 | Michele Salcedo
    David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and an Afghan translator, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a network spokeswoman said.
  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    03/30/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:10 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. […] Last year was a particularly deadly year for the AP—four of the news cooperative’s journalists were killed on assignment. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992,...
  • American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS

    Warning for link - can be distressing. Evil straight from the pits of hell': American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS
  • AP journalist among dead in Gaza explosion as ceasefire set to expire

    08/13/2014 11:41:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2014 | Noah Rothman
    An unexploded munition detonated in Gaza on Wednesday during an attempt to neutralize that device. Six were killed in that explosion, including one of GazaÂ’s top explosives decommissioning expert and an Associated Press photographer. Simone Camilli, 35, died Wednesday when Gaza police engineers were neutralizing unexploded ordnance in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya left over from fighting between Israel and Islamic militants.Camilli and a translator working with the AP, Ali Shehda Abu Afash, were accompanying the ordnance team on assignment when the explosion occurred. The police said four other people were seriously injured, including AP photographer Hatem Moussa.Camilli,...
  • Cameraman for Russia's top broadcaster killed in E. Ukraine

    06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 6-29-2014 | RT
    A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Ukrainian troops in Donetsk, the head of the press service for the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) said, as quoted by RIA Novosti. “The cameraman was injured in the stomach and died of the wounds,” Klavdia Kulbatskaya said. SNIP--- The cameraman Anatoly Klyan, along with a few other journalists, boarded a bus full of women – mostly mothers – who were traveling to a military base in Donetsk to demand that their sons be dismissed from the unit and allowed to go home, Kulbatskaya added. When...
  • Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013

    12/30/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Staff
    At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The dead in Syria included a number of citizen journalists working to document combat in their home cities, broadcasters who worked with media outlets affiliated with either the government or the opposition, and a handful of correspondents for the foreign press, including an Al-Jazeera reporter, Mohamed al-Mesalma, who was shot by a sniper. Six journalists died in Egypt. Half of those reporters were killed...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • ABC, BBC in deal for Iraq coverage

    01/07/2009 9:57:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies · 370+ views
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 07, 2009 | Paul J. Gough
    ABC News and the BBC will expand their news partnership in Iraq, with ABC reducing its full-time presence there while relying on the BBC for day-to-day reports from inside the country. ABC will continue to have a Baghdad bureau, although it will have fewer employees than there had been since the war began in 2003 and no full-time correspondent assigned there. ABC News will continue have correspondents covering the war in Iraq, for larger stories like the upcoming elections as well as when the situation warrants. "We will have a presence but significantly less than there was before," an ABC...
  • Ernie Pyle, The Soldier's Reporter

    03/27/2008 8:43:28 PM PDT · by posterchild · 13 replies · 496+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 20, 2008 | Michael Mink
    To cover the soldiers of War War II, Ernie Pyle became one of them. He was the most acclaimed news correspondent of the war. Even at age 40 when the war started, Pyle (1900-45) lived among the men he covered and wrote home to their loved ones about. His column for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain ran six times a week and was read by millions. His work was so popular because he subjected himself to the same lifestyle and similar dangers as the U.S. soldiers — from North Africa to Italy, France and the Pacific. "I am no longer...
  • Two CBS Journalists Reported Missing in Iraq (And CBS Refuses to report Names)

    02/12/2008 12:41:27 AM PST · by philly-d-kidder · 84 replies · 416+ views
    Fox News Website ^ | 12-Feb-2008 | AP
    BAGHDAD — Two CBS News journalists were missing in the predominantly Shiite southern city of Basra, the network said Monday. CBS said all efforts were under way to find the journalists, who were not identified by the network. It requested "that others do not speculate on the identities of those involved" until more information was available. Iraqi police said the journalists were taken away Sunday after masked gunmen entered the Sultan Palace Hotel in central Basra. The police spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. "CBS News has been in touch with the...
  • Death photo of famed WWII reporter Ernie Pyle surfaces 63 years after he was killed in Pacific.

    02/04/2008 2:30:20 PM PST · by gate2wire · 50 replies · 153+ views
    The figure in the photograph is clad in Army fatigues, boots and helmet, lying on his back in peaceful repose, folded hands holding a military cap. Except for a thin trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth, he could be asleep. But he is not asleep; he is dead. And this is not just another fallen GI; it is Ernie Pyle, the most celebrated war correspondent of World War II. As far as can be determined, the photograph has never been published. Sixty-three years after Pyle was killed by the Japanese, it has surfaced — surprising historians, reminding...
  • Death Photo of War Reporter Pyle Found

    02/03/2008 12:12:39 PM PST · by Islander7 · 118 replies · 21,152+ views
    Breibart ^ | Feb 3, 2008 | By RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK (AP) - The figure in the photograph is clad in Army fatigues, boots and helmet, lying on his back in peaceful repose, folded hands holding a military cap. Except for a thin trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth, he could be asleep. But he is not asleep; he is dead. And this is not just another fallen GI; it is Ernie Pyle, the most celebrated war correspondent of World War II. As far as can be determined, the photograph has never been published. Sixty-three years after Pyle was killed by the Japanese, it has...
  • America Supports You: Media Icon Sheds Light on ‘Signature Wound’

    09/17/2007 4:31:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 100+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2007 – On Jan. 29, 2006, a roadside-bomb explosion near Taji, Iraq, started one TV news personality on a journey from war correspondent to casualty of war, and finally to co-founder of a fund-raising organization to improve awareness about traumatic brain injury. ABC news reporter Bob Woodruff, left, and Rene Bardorf, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury, meet with Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England in July 2007. Woodruff and his family established the fund after he suffered a traumatic brain injury in January 2006 while covering the war in Iraq....
  • Iraq Blessed With Couric Presence: Day 1

    09/02/2007 3:31:21 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 65 replies · 1,866+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | August 31, 2007 | Bob Parks
    Katie Couric's first blog entry from Iraq is probably one of the best examples of a lack of humility mixed with ditz one could read. Then again, we are talking about a rich, liberal, irrelevant anchorwoman…. August 31, 2007 Katie: Greetings From Baghdad Here I am, my first day in Baghdad… It is overwhelming to be here and there is so much to take in. It's all about you, Katie. Enjoy. I don't think most Americans understand what the Green Zone is, and many people feel those who live and work there are so cut off from what's happening in...
  • Media covering Afghan war to wear identity tags

    08/31/2007 8:33:45 AM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies · 259+ views
    CanWest News Service via National Post ^ | 2007-08-27 | Andrew Mayed
    KANDAHAR -- Journalists travelling with the Canadian Forces will be required to wear military dog tags to identify them if they are injured or killed, Canada's top commander here said Monday. The new policy is part of a series of measures designed to remind the media of the risks of operating in this war-ravaged country. "We're not trying to restrain the freedom of movement of the media or their access to convoys, but we want to be assured that they understand the nature of the beast," said Brig.-Gen. Guy Laroche, Canada's top-ranking officer in Afghanistan. Over a dozen journalists from...
  • Networks Face Grim Cost of War (too expensive to continue negativism)

    08/13/2007 7:36:25 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 35 replies · 1,401+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 8/13/07 | Marisa Guthrie
    Budgets are trimmed, coverage is more perilous—and ratings are falling In late June, a suicide bomber breached security at the Baghdad hotel where the CBS News bureau is housed. The bomber’s target: Sunni sheiks meeting in the lobby. The bomb decimated the lobby and tore through the first floor. The bomber and 12 others were killed; many more were injured, including a CBS employee. Lara Logan, CBS News’ chief foreign correspondent, was on the second floor of the hotel at the time. The bomb, she recalls, "blew up underneath me." It also blew a hole in the psyche of the...
  • John Burns

    07/31/2007 11:52:59 AM PDT · by Contentions · 8 replies · 476+ views
    contentions ^ | 7.31.2007 | Max Boot
    Say what you will about reporters in general or the New York Times in particular: John Burns breaks all the stereotypes. As the Times’ longtime Baghdad bureau chief, he has been a fearless and honest chronicler of the war. He has presented plenty of evidence of disasters, but he isn’t afraid to highlight successes when they occur, and to warn of the dangers of American disengagement.
  • New York Times Journalist Killed In Iraq

    07/13/2007 3:57:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 775+ views
    CBS ^ | Jul 13, 2007 | keyetv
    (CBS News) BAGHDAD An Iraqi journalist for The New York Times was shot to death Friday on his way to work, less than an hour after he called the bureau to say a checkpoint had blocked his normal route, the newspaper said. Khalid W. Hassan was the second Times employee to be killed in Iraq, the newspaper said. Gunmen killed Hassan, 23, in the southwest Baghdad district of Sadiyah, according to a statement from Times spokeswoman, Catherine Mathis. The newspaper reported on its Web site that Hassan had called the bureau to say he was blocked by a checkpoint. A...
  • Gunmen kidnap Fox News journalists in Gaza: witness (Steve Centani & Cameraman

    08/14/2006 4:44:08 PM PDT · by edpc · 25 replies · 3,171+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:29pm | Reuters
    GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign journalists working for the Fox News Channel in Gaza on Monday, a witness and the U.S. television network said. A Fox spokeswoman in New York named the two journalists as correspondent Steve Centanni, an American, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, from New Zealand. A Fox news report said the network did not know who had seized them but that "negotiations were under way to secure their release". There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction. The witness said two vehicles blocked the journalists' transmission truck in the center of Gaza City...