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Topic “war coverage”

Acclaimed photojournalist’s new book chronicles her coverage of civil wars, gang violence in Central America

Last month Donna DeCesare, an award-winning photojournalist and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, released her bilingual book Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs. The book is both a memoir and a collection of her photographs documenting the impact of civil wars and gangs on young people in Central America and the United States. Read more »


Los Angeles Times' publication of graphic photos against Pentagon's wishes stirs debate on media ethics

After delaying publication of graphic photos depicting U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in Afghanistan, on Wednesday, April 18, the Los Angeles Times went ahead and ran the images, despite objections from the Pentagon, explained The New York Times, prompting debate about the responsibility of the media in informing the public versus protecting national security. Read more »


Name of Canadian reporter killed in war added to monument

The first Canadian journalist killed in the Afghanistan war is being memorialized with her name being added to a plaque at the Saskatchewan War Memorial, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. Read more »


Reporters Without Borders clarifies that criticism of WikiLeaks is not a "call for censorship"

After slamming WikiLeaks in an open letter to Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blower website, Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday, Aug. 17, issued a clarification reaffirming its support for the site.

After WikiLeaks posted online 92,000 classified documents about the Afghanistan war, Reporters Without Borders criticized the site's lack of responsibility. Read more »


In first interview in four years, Fidel Castro says a statue should be erected to WikiLeaks


Ex-Cuban president, Fidel Castro, who reappeared before international press in a special Parliamentary session on Saturday, Aug. 7, gave his first interview in four years to a group of Venezuelan journalists, to whom he spoke about the possibility of nuclear war, U.S. President Barack Obama, and the Afghanistan War, reported the newspaper La Jornada and the Cuban News Agency. Read more »


Pentagon calls on WikiLeaks to return classified documents

The Pentagon is demanding that the website WikiLeaks, which posted more than 70,000 classified reports about the Afghanistan war, return the documents and another 15,000 records the website might post soon, the Washington Post reported. Also, the FBI and Justice Department are looking into how the documents were leaked, the Post said. Read more »


Journalist who wrote Rolling Stone article ending general's career denied embed request

The Pentagon has denied Michael Hastings, the journalist who wrote the Rolling Stone article that got Gen. Stanley McChrystal fired, permission to embed with troops in Afghanistan, according to CNN.

"Embeds are a privilege, not a right. The unit decided they didn't feel the trust necessary for an embed. They declined," Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan told CNN. Read more »


Pentagon tightens interview rules

In the fallout from a controversial Rolling Stone article that got General Stanley McChrystal fired, the Pentagon has ordered that the Defense Department's public affairs staff to be notified before military officials give interviews to the press, reported The New York Times. Read more »


Study: Newspapers stop calling waterboarding "torture" during Bush years

A new Harvard University study shows that newspapers' definition of "torture" has changed since 2004, leading many bloggers and writers to condemn journalists as complicit in waterboarding. Read more »