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Friday, 18 January 2013
John M. Geddes, left, with the executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abra

John M. Geddes, a managing editor for The New York Times for the last decade and one of the top three editors at the paper, has decided to leave the company. In a note sent to the newsroom staff on Friday afternoon, Geddes said he was accepting a buyout package and...

Monday, 14 January 2013
A resident stands next to the burnt entrance of a building following a series of

Small makeshift bombs exploded early on Friday outside the Athens homes of five Greek journalists working for major media outlets, in an apparent protest over coverage of events linked to the country's economic crisis, police said.

Monday, 14 January 2013
RSF: Show of Courage in China

RSF paid tribute to the courage of the Chinese journalists who are protesting against restrictions on freedom of information following the censorship of an editorial in the Guangzhou-based reformist weekly Nanfang Zhoumo on 3 January.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

With its purchase of Current TV, the broadcaster has wide access to the American market for the first time. But will audiences come?

Tuesday, 08 January 2013
A free speech advocate outside of Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou, China

One of China’s most liberal newspapers pitted advocates of free speech against supporters of Communist Party control who wielded red flags and portraits of Mao Zedong.

Saturday, 05 January 2013
James Foley

An American war reporter, who was held captive by pro-Gaddafi forces for six weeks in Libya last year, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Syria. James Foley, 39, a freelancer reporter from Boston, was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day while working for Agence France...

Saturday, 05 January 2013

A correspondent for The New York Times was forced to leave mainland China on December 31 after the authorities declined to issue him a visa for 2013 by year’s end.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, right, crossed back into Turkey T

Richard Engel, the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, and three of his crew members were freed on Monday after five days in captivity in Syria, the news organization said on Tuesday.

Thursday, 13 December 2012
Dean E. Murphy

The New York Times has named Dean E. Murphy, a former foreign correspondent as editor of its business section, replacing Larry Ingrassia.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012
No Woman's Land – On the Frontlines With Female Reporters

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan inspired No Woman's Land – On the Frontlines With Female Reporters and also wrote its foreword. The book, published in March by the International News Safety Institute, is a collection of articles written by 40 women from a dozen...