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Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations lean the FX way

FX leads the way as the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced its nominations for their best of the recently completed TV season. FX has the most with 19 while HBO is next with 18.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Greenwald, Poitras, Gellman, MacAskill: key in NSA coverage

Washington - The Guardian and the Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism on Monday for their in-depth reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency and its vast global surveillance network.
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Op-Ed: Why it's dangerous to be a journalist

In recent years, more journalists are being killed and imprisoned for exposing truths that powerful people want to keep hidden. Is the pen really mightier than the sword?
In the Media by Lonna Lisa Williams - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Changes in Journalism Better or Worse?

Harrison - Some say that Journalism has changed for the better and some saw for the worse. I honestly believe that it can go both ways.
In the Media by Charity Tipton

News corps ask Syrian rebels to halt kidnap of journalists

New York - The Syrian war has dragged on for more than two years with both sides, the rebels and the Assad regime, blaming each other. Journalists reporting from the area face an increasingly hostile environment and kidnappings by rebel forces are on the increase.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

German journalists advised to steer clear of Google and Yahoo

The German Federation of Journalists has recommended to its members that they avoid using Google and Yahoo for searches and email services, to prevent snooping by US and British intelligence.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Media on Facebook: Best practice guide — journalists, media, news

Facebook has launched 'Media on Facebook,' a portal that lists guides and best practices, for journalists, media companies and news outlets.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir

Egyptian journalists protest over Muslim Brotherhood abuse

Journalists in Egypt conglomerated outside the Journalists Syndicate in Cairo to voice their anger at alleged abuses leveled against them by members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Iranian journalists arrested for 'consorting with hostile media'

Tehran - Fourteen Iranian journalists have been placed under arrest by government officials for reportedly "consorting with hostile foreign news media".
In the Media by Greta McClain

2012 deadliest year for journalists

In the 17 years that Reporters Without Borders has been monitoring journalists who died in action 2012 has been the deadliest. This number also includes 47 citizen journalists.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

AFP offices in Gaza hit by airstrike, other journalists killed

Gaza - The offices of Agence France-Presse in Gaza have been hit by an Israeli airstrike on Tuesday. Fortunately no staff were hurt in the attack. However, 3 journalists were killed and 2 others injured in separate airstrikes.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Video: RT's Arabic-language sister channel in Gaza attacked

Gaza - RT's Arabic-language sister channel, Rusiya Al-Yaum, was struck by Israeli forces in the Gaza strip early on November 18. Luckily no one was in the office at the time. Updated with video interview with IDF on their reasons for targeting the building.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 23 comments

Six journalists injured after Israeli airstrike

Gaza - Six journalists, at least three who work for Al-Quds TV, have been injured after the al-Quds TV office was hit by Israeli warplanes this morning in Gaza.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 7 comments

No news from Greece as journalists rally prior to general strike

Athens - A news blackout was experienced on Wednesday as journalists walked off the job for 24 hours, just one day before the general strike in Greece.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Naomi Wolf interviewed about torture and whistleblowers

In an interview with author and journalist Naomi Wolf, we hear that the U.S. classifies torture, but punishes those who tell the truth. The current crackdown on journalists, whistleblowers and activists is discussed in detail.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 51 comments

Two more Syrian journalists killed in country's civil war

Damascus - Two Syrian journalists have been killed in the capital, Damascus. SANA News Agency says its reporter was killed at his home and a second journalist was killed in a bomb explosion.
In the Media by Darren Weir

2012 could be one of bloodiest years ever for global journalists

In the first six-months of 2012, at least 70 journalists lost their lives in the line of duty, making it one of the deadliest periods on record.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 5 comments

Terrorist group attacks TV Channel in Syria — 7 people dead

Damascus - Three journalists and four workers at the Syrian al-Ikhbariyia Satellite Channel were killed on Wednesday morning in an attack by an armed group.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Hotel in Kabul scene of heavy gunfire

Somewhere in the Kabul region of Afghanistan two men are hunkered down as bullets whiz overhead. Journalists Mustafa Kazemi and Ahmad Mukhtar are using the social network Twitter to describe what they are encountering tonight.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Digital Journal hosting online Global Editorial Meeting June 6

On June 6 at 1 p.m. ET, Digital Journal hosts a Global Editorial Meeting, an online discussion open to the public to find out what important news stories should be covered. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and reply to feedback.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Two freelance journalists killed in Syria

CPJ, the Committee to Protect Journalists, is reporting that two freelance journalists of Algerian descent were shot and killed by Syrian security forces Monday in Darkoush, a town near the Turkish border. A third journalist was wounded.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Media under attack in Puntland Special

Mogadishu - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is greatly disturbed by increasing violations against journalists in Puntland following the suspension of two independent television stations on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011
Digital Journal Report by Ali Ghedi

Draft plan adopted to better protect the safety of journalists

A draft action plan aimed at better protecting the safety of journalists has been adopted by representatives taking part in a UN forum in Paris. The UN action plan will “ensure that crimes committed against them [journalists] do not go unpunished”.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 2 comments

Journalists listed as ideal targets by Oslo gunman

Oslo - Journalists were one of the targets detailed in the manifesto by Anders Behring Breivik, Norway's alleged gunman of the Friday murders in Oslo and Utoya Island.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

BBC journalists take part in 24-hour strike

There were disruptions in news coverage on television and radio as BBC journalists took part in a 24-hour strike on Friday.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Op-Ed: Public 'sins,' media bias and how to gain trust in the news

How do you know when information is accurate and whether the person who wrote it might be your neighbor’s kid who just copied it or the local plumber with a political agenda? Ethics and numbers are issues worrying the public and reducing its trust.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 25 comments

Libyan woman storms hotel to describe rape

Tripoli - Earlier today, in a hotel housing foreign journalists, a Libyan woman struggled with hotel staff and security forces to describe to the media a rape she claims was perpetrated by Qaddafi militia.
In the Media by Ryan Mahon - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Tokyo OK, foreign media’s sensational coverage shameful

Tokyo - Foreign news reports bring preconceived notions to the forefront of the stories. Combined with on-camera theatrics and selective video and photos, the parachute journalists present a distorted version of the Fukushima effects on Tokyo.
In the Media by Mark Weitzman - 6 comments

Journalists missing in Libya, held by pro-Gaddafi forces

Two foreign correspondents are believed to have been arrested by regime forces. They have not been heard from since Sunday.
In the Media by Joseph E Lovell

NPR lays out its case for no cuts in federal funding

Washington - In a keynote speech at the National Press Club on Monday, NPR's president and CEO called government funding of public radio a "critical cornerstone," noting proposed government cuts to public broadcasting could have serious effects for many listeners.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment
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