Compassion goes a long way when reporting on tragedies like Boston & Newtown

By Genevieve Belmaker for Poynter Journalists are often warned about the perils of getting emotionally involved with stories and subjects, but when reporting on a tragedy there’s always room to act as a human being first and a reporter second. Reporting on the pain of the small college town of Blacksburg, Va., after the horrific … More Compassion goes a long way when reporting on tragedies like Boston & Newtown

Russia Bans UK Reporter after Wikileaks Reports

UK Reporter Denied Entry to Russia By Genevieve Long Belmaker for the Foreign Policy Association Tuesday, February 8 6:27 am EST A reporter for the UK’s Guardian has been denied re-entry to Russia after a two-month absence. Luke Harding, who is the Guardian’s Moscow correspondent, was told he could not enter Russia after two months away … More Russia Bans UK Reporter after Wikileaks Reports

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

Vietnam’s Dirty Little War on Writers

by Genevieve Long for Media and Foreign Policy blog at the Foreign Policy Association The media is often used by those with competing messages to disseminate information or dis-information. Sometimes, though, the message is a lie. Vietnam is an unfortunate example of manipulating the media and choking free speech for their own destructive ends. Just … More Vietnam’s Dirty Little War on Writers

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