The White House Press pool was locked out, and the only photographers allowed in the room were the official White House photographer and Alexander Shcherbak. Shcherbak was initially identified as Lavrov’s official photographer; however, it was later discovered that he is a photojournalist from Russia’s state-owned news agency TASS.
I’m not sure why there was much confusion about yesterday’s Russian photographs of Lavrov and Kislyak with Trump in the Oval Office. Did the White House consciously and intentionally bar the domestic visual press corps from the meeting? Were there actually multiple Russian photographers there?
what is it that needs to be done to ensure that a journalist’s sources and data are secure and well? Grosso modo
Fifteen-thousand people got together in the main mosque of Chechnya and announced a jihad against the staff of Novaya Gazeta.
Not just me, but all the people working at the newspaper are now in danger, because this was a clear jihad message. We will persecute you for tarnishing the honor of the Chechen nation, this nasty thing that you said. There are gays among Chechen people? We will persecute you until the last person at Novaya Gazeta dies. It’s unbelievable. It reminds us of the situation with Charlie Hebdo.
With the headline “¡Adios!” in large type emblazoned across its front page, a newspaper in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, announced on Sunday that it was shutting down after nearly 30 years after three journalists from other news organizations were killed last month.
A week after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the White House announced the appointment of Shealah Craighead as Souza’s successor. The Obama Flickr feed was promptly moved to a new location to make room for the Trump administration, but two months later, not a single image has been uploaded. Not even the cover image has been changed from the default.
While livestreaming can be used to hold perpetrators of human rights abuses accountable, the tool also presents challenges around ethics, safety, surveillance, and censorship
You would think that the gift of this photo album, commemorating Trump’s first fifty days in office and showcasing the work of the official White House photographer, would erase, or at least allay the concerns raised by The New Yorker article. If anything though, the album brings the issues of Trump’s guardedness, the quality and amount of White House visual disclosure, and even internal photographic access within the administration into greater relief
Photojournalist Mannie Garcia has won a $45,000 settlement in a civil rights lawsuit resulting from his unlawful arrest by Montgomery County police in Maryland in 2011.
A few weeks after a security officer nearly booted him from a federal courthouse in Dallas for live-tweeting Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony there, Mike Isaac, a technology reporter at The Times, got an unexpected message on LinkedIn.
People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, mimicked Mr. Trump’s characteristic bluster — and his fondness for capital letters — on Friday in denouncing Western news coverage of a Chinese lawyer and human rights advocate who said he had been tortured.
I was on a bus heading back to New York when I got news from Egypt that my brother Abdullah had been released from solitary confinement. I was so overwhelmed with joy, all I could do was scream hysterically. Then I realized: Our friend and colleague Shawkan wasn’t so lucky. I grew quiet, as the thought of Shawkan still imprisoned left me wondering. When would Shawkan and his family have their moment of relief and happiness?
“That was unconstitutional,” he said. “If you exclude reporters from briefings that they otherwise have a right to attend because you don’t like their reporting, then you have engaged in viewpoint discrimination.” Viewpoint discrimination by the government in a public forum is almost always unconstitutional.
The Facebook comments “show pretty clearly that as soon as there are perceptions that the United States has wavered on its commitment to press freedom, then countries with authoritarian tendencies are very quick to abandon any pretense of allowing the media to operate freely,” said Shawn W. Crispin, the Bangkok-based Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonpartisan advocacy group based in New York
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.