Egypt’s Answer to ‘Street Cred’ for Reporters

By Genevieve Long Belmaker for the Foreign Policy Association READ THE FULL POST HERE Getting ‘Street Cred’ in Egypt By Genevieve Long Friday, February 4 6:05 am EST Journalists and reporters have an unofficial badge of honor they work for in their careers: credibility. Or what people in the media industry sometimes jokingly refer to as … More Egypt’s Answer to ‘Street Cred’ for Reporters

Years After Fleeing Haiti, Reaching Out to Devastated Colleagues

by Genevieve Long for The Epoch Times NEW YORK—For Haitians in the U.S., the aftermath of the recent earthquake in their native country has been a traumatic ordeal. As they try to reach friends, family, loved ones, and colleagues day after day, even making a simple phone call is almost impossible. And when a call … More Years After Fleeing Haiti, Reaching Out to Devastated Colleagues

Tim Hetherington in NYC Forum Dec. 8 at NYU

Register to see Tim Hetherington in NYC on Dec. 8 here The Epoch Times cordially invites you to attend an evening with Tim Hetherington, an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. He will discuss his new book, Long Story Bit By Bit: Liberia Retold, as well as his upcoming documentary about a platoon of U.S. Airborne soldiers … More Tim Hetherington in NYC Forum Dec. 8 at NYU

12 Journalists Killed in Philippine Massacre

by Charlotte Cuthbertson for The Epoch Times CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY ABOUT JOURNALISTS KILLED IN THE PHLIPPINES In a massive act of violence, more than 30 people have been murdered in the Philippines, at least 12 of them journalists. Mostly unidentified armed men, including two policemen, appear to be responsible, according to … More 12 Journalists Killed in Philippine Massacre

As Press Freedom Declines, Journalists Suffer

By Charlotte Cuthbertson for The Epoch Times NEW YORK—Israel’s press freedom is in free fall and journalists are being murdered in Russia and Mexico, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). RSF released its World Press Freedom Index Tuesday and there was a general downward trend in the 175 countries surveyed. European countries took the top … More As Press Freedom Declines, Journalists Suffer

Jailed Newsweek Reporter Maziar Bahari Released

According to confirmed reports from Newsweek, their own reporter and filmmaker, Maziar Bahari, has been released from Iran. Mr. Bahari, who was detained in Iran since the June elections, was released from Evin Prison on bail on Oct. 17. Read the Newsweek online article about Bahari’s release here The 42 year-old reporter is expecting his … More Jailed Newsweek Reporter Maziar Bahari Released

Voices from the War on Terror

See more from my Foreign Policy Association blog about Media and Foreign Policy here PEN American Center will host what promises to be an engaging, eye-opening, and interesting event (regardless of one’s political ideology) about the U.S.’s so-called war on terror. Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror” will include Matthew … More Voices from the War on Terror

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

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