Top Photojournalists Gather at Brooklyn Gallery

by Genevieve Long for The Epoch Times See Tim Hetherington in NYC on Dec. 8, 2009, click here for more details NEW YORK—Close on the heels of the New York Photo Festival, VII photography agency hosted two provocative events at their studio in Brooklyn. Both events featured discussions with photojournalists and documentary photographers on the … More Top Photojournalists Gather at Brooklyn Gallery

Politicians Don’t Decide What Information Illuminates a Story

by Genevieve Long for the Foreign Policy Association U.S. President Barack Obama reversed a significant decision this past week. He decided to go back on his promise to release photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan that were taken a few years ago. The popular sentiment among the more conservative-minded might be that Obama is … More Politicians Don’t Decide What Information Illuminates a Story

Must Read Books: Dexter Filkins’ “The Forever War”

Read an excerpt from a recent interview with Dexter Filkins here by Genevieve Long If you read only one book about Iraq and Afghanistan this year, make it “The Forever War”, by New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins. It is full of insightful, lyrical vignettes about the war in Iraq from 2003 to 2006, … More Must Read Books: Dexter Filkins’ “The Forever War”

Award Winning Journalist at Forefront of Press Freedom Struggle in Afghanistan

by Genevieve Long for The Foreign Policy Association Press freedom in war-torn Afghanistan is regressing to a Taliban-era level of restrictions, according to a recent report. Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based press advocacy organization, visited Afghanistan in January to survey the current situation. Their report is entitled, “We have free speech, but we’re not … More Award Winning Journalist at Forefront of Press Freedom Struggle in Afghanistan

Journalist Q&A: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times

Dexter Filkins is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, and author of the new book, “The Forever War”. I caught up with him in December just days before he left to report from Afghanistan for nearly six weeks. Filkins returned to Afghanistan and Pakistan recently where he has been reporting for The New … More Journalist Q&A: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times

War Correspondent Speaks About Female Journalists

Carlotta Gall is the veteran Kabul-based war correspondent with The New York Times who reports on both Afghanistan and western Pakistan. I caught up with her last week while working on a piece for an upcoming article for Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists. ET: What types of challenges have you faced … More War Correspondent Speaks About Female Journalists

Chinese Netizen Journalists Face Restrictions

by Genevieve Long for The Foreign Policy Association In a country like China that is already so restrictive of press freedoms, it’s surprising that the grip of control could be tightened any further. Yet, according to a new press release from the non-governmental organization Freedom House, that’s exactly what is happening. Freedom House says it … More Chinese Netizen Journalists Face Restrictions