Central to it all is Assad’s control of the media. In one believe-it-or-not scene, Yeung actually attempts to turn the tables on the regime while herself a guest on a national TV channel’s happy-talk morning show.
Even by the standards of a president who routinely castigates journalists — and who on Thursday devoted much of a 77-minute news conference to criticizing his press coverage — Mr. Trump’s tweet was a striking escalation in his attacks.
It’s been almost a month since Johannesburg-based photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed disappeared in Syria while travelling with the disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation.
He goes on to point out that Reuters reports in many countries “in which the media is unwelcome and frequently under attack,” citing Turkey, Yemen, China, Zimbabwe and Russia, among others, as examples, and later noting that Reuters has covered Iran with “virtually no official access. What we have are sources,” he says.
Reporters had been following Trump all year. Early rallies had been covered as curiosities; later ones as political mass spectacles. But on the eve of the election, it was clear that a perilous dynamic had been ignored. “He never once failed to invite his crowds to heckle us,” he wrote. “He was placing us on display like captured animals. And it worked.”
Journalists arrested at the January 20 protests in Washington, DC include Shay Horse, identified by The Guardian as an independent photojournalist and activist; Jack Keller, a documentary producer; Evan Engel of Vocativ; Alex Rubinstein of RT America; independent journalist Matt Hopard, who was live-streaming the protests; and Aaron Cantú, a freelance journalist.
Privacy campaigners said the vulnerability is a “huge threat to freedom of speech” and warned it can be used by government agencies to snoop on users who believe their messages to be secure. WhatsApp has made privacy and security a primary selling point, and has become a go to communications tool of activists, dissidents and diplomats.
British journalist John Cantlie has been a prisoner of ISIS for more than four years. Throughout his captivity, he’s been forced to act as a sort of warped foreign correspondent, extolling the virtues of the group in propaganda videos. With every appearance, he looks weaker and gaunter. In this special hour, we consider how Cantlie’s plight is a window into the challenges of reporting on Syria, and why the world’s tangled policy on hostages means that some live to tell the tale, and others don’t.
This is the fifth holiday season that Austin Tice hasn’t been at home with his family here in Houston. Here’s a look at the latest on the photojournalist who went missing in Syria more than four years ago.
House Republicans have put forward a proposal to fine representatives who shoot photos or videos on the floor of the chamber — a move widely viewed as a response to House Democrats staging a sit-in in June to demand a vote on gun control legislation.
According to the advisory, securing computers, phones and other electronic devices is particularly important because there is still a pending legal argument over whether or not Customs and Border Protection officers can ask to search them
“When you’re in the field filming and your camera is taken by authorities, that footage is completely vulnerable,” Poitras says. “That’s where encryption is really needed.”
Mahmoud Abu Zeid, better known as Shawkan, has been held for three years and could face the death penalty
“Be careful,” a friendly source told Aksar. “Look out for yourself and be careful what you say on the phone.”
For award-winning Canadian photojournalist Ed Ou, his October 1st trip to the United States started out like any other assignment. But while his plan was to cover the Standing Rock protests for the CBC, he never got past the US border agents.
Then they asked my why I was going to Standing Rock and why I was so interested in that. They wanted to know the people I was going to meet, what I was going to cover
After they took his phones and SIM cards into another room, Ou says they started going through his checked bags. Then they read and photocopied his personal journals against his wishes.
Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, has been in Tora Prison in Cairo for more than 1,100 days. He has been detained without trial since he was arrested while photographing the deadly antigovernment protests that roiled Egypt in the summer of 2013.
To understand how President-elect Donald J. Trump’s spontaneous meal this week at the “21” Club, the Manhattan nightspot, could turn into a flash point on the future of American journalism, it’s best to start with what the news media already knows about its future charge.
Taken together, the decisions were a clear signal that the tech behemoths could no longer ignore the growing outcry over their power in distributing information to the American electorate.