From Liberian Rebels to the Afghan Front Lines

Photographer and documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington tells of his work By Joshua Philipp for The Epoch Times Read the full article about Tim Hetherington in a talk with Mario Tama at NYU on The Epoch Times’ website NEW YORK—He has taken a unique approach to documentary journalism: living his stories. From the battlefields of the … More From Liberian Rebels to the Afghan Front Lines

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

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

Veteran Journalist Gets a Bird’s Eye View of America’s Best Counterterrorism Force

Newsweek’s Christopher Dickey examines the NYPD’s fight against terrorism in his new book, “Securing the City” By Genevieve Long for the Foreign Policy Association When the American public thinks of the United States fighting terrorism, the federal government naturally comes to mind. Yet for some in New York City, in the aftermath of the terrorist … More Veteran Journalist Gets a Bird’s Eye View of America’s Best Counterterrorism Force

The View from the Ground in Iraq and Afghanistan

By Genevieve Long for Quill Magazine When journalists watched American bombers strike Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11, Iraq wasn’t part of the story. But the Middle East can be like a kaleidoscope: a slight shift and the whole picture changes. Seven years later, both Iraq and Afghanistan remain difficult, dangerous places for … More The View from the Ground in Iraq and Afghanistan