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Monday, 19 March 2012
"Afrikaner Blood" Wins First Prize

The international jury of the 2nd World Press Photo Multimedia Contest has given the First Prize to the production "Afrikaner Blood" by Elles van Gelderen and Ilvy Njiokiktjien from the Netherlands. The multimedia production follows young white...

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Rosemarie Colvin (left), mother of slain Times of London correspondent Marie Col

American journalist Marie Colvin was killed on assignment in Syria last month. Read her longtime friend, Katrina Heron's tribute.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Fatima Al-Qaws, left, and her son, Zayed, second from left, with family members

World Press Photo of the Year winner Samuel Aranda returned to Yemen to cover Tuesday’s presidential election and also wanted to meet with the subjects of the photograph, to put a face on the image that gained so much attention after the award was announced on February 10.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Rebels prepared to invade a house occupied by government soldiers in Misurata, L

The extremes of uprising, from the initial euphoria to muddy truths blurred by violence, are now the focus of a group project aimed at bringing work by a few Western photographers back to the country where the images were taken. Titled Almost Dawn in Libya (ADIL) and conceived by the...

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Syria has barred foreign journalists from entering the country, but some have managed to sneak into the country illegally and to escape unharmed with stories to share with the world.

Sunday, 04 March 2012
Ecuador's leftist president, Rafael Correa, pardoned three newspaper publishers and a former columnist who had been sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $40 million damages in a libel case that angered media freedom advocates.
Saturday, 03 March 2012
The armed opposition in Syria is led by the underequipped Free Syrian Army. Phot

Tyler Hicks, a photographer for The New York Times, recounted his trip into Syria with Anthony Shadid, a Times correspondent who died during the assignment.

Friday, 02 March 2012
In a video uploaded on YouTube on Feb. 23, 2012, the French photographer William

The Bab Amr district of Homs had already been descending into hell when the Syrian army apparently homed in on satellite phones being used by foreign journalists there and sent mortars their way, killing the American reporter Marie Colvin and the French photographer Rémi...

Friday, 02 March 2012
Wounded French reporter Edith Bouvier.

Wounded French reporter Edith Bouvier has arrived in Lebanon from the besieged Syrian city of Homs, her family told FRANCE 24 Thursday. She was accompanied by French photographer William Daniels, who was also trapped in Homs for over a week.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Marie Colvin, left, and Rémi Ochlik

Marie Colvin, an American reporter working for The Sunday Times of London, and Rémi Ochlik, a French photographer were killed early Wednesday as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad pursued a deadly bombardment of the central city of Homs,...