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Tuesday, 04 August 2009
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Newsweek is escalating its pressure on the government of Iran to release Maziar Bahari, a prominent journalist who was detained there during the country’s...

Tuesday, 04 August 2009
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File this in the "it's about time" department: a political heavy-hitter -- Bill Clinton -- has finally gone to negotiate the release of ...

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Conventional wisdom has it that planning for a future in journalism makes as much sense as signing up for a career as a Pontiac dealer. But that's not how members of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's just-graduated class of 2009 see it.

Friday, 24 July 2009
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Walter Cronkite's funeral service took place on Thursday afternoon at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Midtown Manhattan drew a large...

Thursday, 16 July 2009
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Journalists in Russia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines are but some of the latest casualties in the media world.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

n_bahari_sm.jpgMore than 100 prominent journalists from 47 countries have sent a petition to the Iranian government calling for the release of the Tehran correspondent for Newsweek,...

Thursday, 16 July 2009

n_estermirova_sm.jpgNatalya Estemirova, a prominent human rights worker who for a decade documented kidnappings and killings in Chechnya was snatched outside her home and found a...

Thursday, 09 July 2009

n_ling_lee_sm.jpgAfter weeks of silence, the sister of one of the two American journalists imprisoned in North Korea finally got a phone call.

Thursday, 09 July 2009

n_bitterman_pin_sm.jpgOPC member Jim Bittermann was made a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian and military decoration.

Thursday, 02 July 2009

n_rohde_returns_sm.jpg After seven months of being held hostage by the Taliban, David Rohde returned to The New York Times on Thursday and, according to...