Posts Tagged ‘Committee to Protect Journalists’

Photojournalist Imprisoned in Turkey Begins Hunger Strike

Posted by on Wednesday May 24, 2017 | Photojournalism

Photographer Mathias Depardon, who was arrested and detained by Turkish police on May 8, has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention, Reuters and other news outlets report. Depardon, a French citizen based in Istanbul, was arrested while on assignment for National Geographic photographing in the town of Hasankeyf. An order for Depardon’s deportation... More

Committee to Protect Journalists Issues Advisory for Journalists Crossing U.S. Border

Posted by on Monday December 12, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Journalists are being stopped at the U.S. border with alarming frequency, prompting the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) to issue an advisory outlining steps to prepare journalists for U.S. Customs. According to CPJ, more than seven journalists, including photographers Ed Ou and Kim Badawi, have been detained and questioned, and have had their belongings, including... More

Photographer Reported Missing in Eastern Ukraine

Posted by on Tuesday August 12, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Andrei Stenin, a photojournalist for the Russian state agency Rossiya Segodnya (also called RIA Novosti) has been missing since August 5, when he last reported to his agency while covering the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and military forces supporting the Ukraine government near the cities of Donetsk and Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. According to Committee... More

Photographer Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Gaza (Update)

Posted by on Thursday July 31, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Rami Rayan, a photographer with the Palestine Network for Press and Media, was killed July 30 in an air strike by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Shuja’iya neighborhood of Gaza, Reporters Without Borders reports. Rayan’s network manager told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that the photographer was covering civilians shopping during what they thought... More

Spanish Journalists Freed After 194 Days in Captivity in Syria

Posted by on Monday March 31, 2014 | Photojournalism

Spanish photojournalist Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova and reporter Javier Espinosa were freed by their Syrian captors Saturday night, 194 days after they were kidnapped while attempting to cover the Syrian civil war for the Spanish daily El Mundo, according to reports by NPPA and other news outlets. Espinosa is a staff reporter for the Spanish daily El... More

UN Security Council Holds Debate on Protections for Journalists

Posted by on Wednesday July 17, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Four journalists who have covered war zones will speak before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) today as part of an open debate on international protection for journalists covering war zones and post-conflict zones. Correspondent Richard Engel of NBC, journalist Mustafa Haji Abdinur of Radio Simba in Somalia and Agence France Presse, Iraqi journalist Ghaith... More

Body of Newspaper Photographer Found in Saltillo, Mexico

Posted by on Friday April 26, 2013 | Photojournalism

Daniel Martinez Bazaldua, a photographer with the newspaper Vanguardia, was found dead yesterday in the northern Mexico City of Saltillo, the Associated Press reports. He had been missing since Tuesday, when he left the Vanguardia office in the afternoon. The bodies of Martinez Bazaldua, age 22, and another man identified as Julian Zamora, 23, were... More

Is It More Dangerous than Ever to Be a Female War Reporter?

Posted by on Thursday February 21, 2013 | Photojournalism

In an interview with the Atlantic, author and former Reuters correspondent Anne Sebba makes several points about women war reporters that current female conflict journalists find insulting. Sebba, who is the author of a history of women reporters called Battling for News, told the Atlantic’s Emily Chertoff: “A lot of these conflicts are now in Muslim countries,... More

Your Cellphone Is Not Your Friend, and Other Security Tips For Conflict Zones

Posted by on Monday July 2, 2012 | Photojournalism

The surveillance of journalists covering Syria has heightened concern about the risks journalists face in relying on mobile communications and cellphones. In February, journalists Remi Ochlick and Marie Colvin were killed when shells struck the press center that they and other journalists were using to transmit their stories; the Syrian army may have used satellite... More

Fleeing Violence against Journalists, Veracruz Photographer Seeks Asylum in US

Posted by on Friday June 1, 2012 | Photojournalism

A photojournalist from Veracruz, Mexico, is seeking political asylum in the US following a wave of killings of journalists who have covered drug trafficking in the violence-ridden Mexican state. The El Paso Times reports that Miguel Angel Lopez Solana, a photographer for La Jornada, a daily newspaper in Mexico, has decided to seek political asylum... More