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Monday, October 20, 2014

How a brave Ethiopian reporter put himself at risk to ask a very serious question that was seriously misunderstood.

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The Takeaway

Al Jazeera Journalist: Media in Egypt Lies in Ruins

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sue Turton, who was tried in absentia in Egypt and sentenced to 10 years in prison for falsifying news, says journalism here has been "strangled".

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No to Appeal for Press Freedom

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court turned down New York Times reporter James Risen's appeal, meaning he could face jail if he continues to protect his source. Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter at the New York Times, talks about what's next for Risen and for the issue of press freedom.

 

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The Takeaway

An Uncertain Future For Al Jazeera Journalists

Friday, May 30, 2014

Over the weekend in Cairo, Egyptian prosecutors will make their closing remarks in the case against three Al Jazeera journalists accused of helping a terrorist organization.

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On The Media

The Obama administration and the Press

Friday, October 11, 2013

This week, the Committee to Protect Journalists released a study profiling the so-called transparency president's unprecedented war on leaks and refusal to grant journalists access. Bob talks to study author Len Downie about how the Obama administration's policies on the press are having a chilling effect on reporting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

TWA Flight 800 Revisited

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A new documentary revisits theories that TWA Flight 800 was brought down by a man-made explosive, not mechanical failure. Kristina Borjesson, investigative journalist, director of the new film "TWA Flight 800", former CBS and CNN producer and editor of the book Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (Prometheus Books, 2002), discusses her controversial new documentary about the cause of, and investigation into, the July 17, 1996 crash of the flight just after take-off from JFK.

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On The Media

An Argument for Statutory Regulation of the Media

Friday, November 30, 2012

In the wake of News of the World and other press scandals, Lord Justice Leveson has called for a new statute-backed system to regulate the British media. To some, such a move would constitute a reversal of a proud free-press tradition dating back to the 17th century. But Minister of Parliament Nadhim Zahawi tells Bob that the UK's self-policing press has been drinking at the "Last Chance Saloon" for too long.

Billy Brag & Wilco - Union Prayer

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Global Index of Press Freedom 2011-2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Delphine Halgand, the Washington, DC, director of Reporters Without Borders, looks at the recent report on international press freedom issued by Reporters Without Borders and examine why the United States dropped 27 places to number 47 this year.

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WNYC News

Local Media Call NYPD Treatment of Journalists 'Hostile'

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly has issued an internal messaged to officers ordering them not to unreasonably interfere with media access during news coverage.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Overseas Press Club: Dickey Chapelle, 1964

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pioneering woman photojournalist is heard over WNYC!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stories of Libyan Detention

Friday, May 27, 2011

James Foley, a correspondent for GlobalPost, and Clare Gillis, a freelance reporter for The Atlantic, talk about what it was like being detained by Libyan soldiers for six weeks, reporting on the opposition, and witnessing the death of a colleague.

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WNYC News

Protecting the Freedom to Type, Text, Tweet and Talk

Friday, February 18, 2011

CBS reporter Lara Logan joined a list of dozens of reporters who were assaulted, detained or harassed while covering Egypt’s uprising last week. Protesters and outspoken government critics have also been intimidated or censored in Egypt and elsewhere. Here in New York and across the globe, human rights and advocacy groups have been working to keep the lines of communication open.

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It's A Free Country ®

Protecting Journalists

Friday, February 18, 2011

Journalists are seen as putting themselves on an airplane and into the fray. It's a kind of "you didnt have to be there" attitude...There's a lot of condemnation for independent freelancers that a lot of networks rely on. Frequently, there isn't that sympathy as much as there is for tourists or someone who just happened to be there by accident.

Maryam Ishani, a reporter who was assaulted in Cairo during anti-government protests, on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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