The day after James Foley’s tragic death, we collected a number of remembrances written by friends and colleagues. Many more have been published since the news first came out, and we thought it’d be good to link to those here.
Where are the ethics and the boundaries when the media engagement is so passive, even acquiescent, and the product, so indistinguishable from propaganda that the insurgents feel they can have their way with the exposure?
James Foley, a freelance journalist for Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost who’s been missing in Syria since last November, was likely “abducted by a pro-regime militia group and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces,” GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni says.
We may never know whether imposed silences by their parent organizations helped NBC News's Richard Engel or The New York Times's David Rohde escape, but the Agence France-Presse is now trying the opposite.
Spanish photographer Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo was arrested April 5 along with American reporters James Foley, a correspondent for the online news site GlobalPost, and Clare Morgana Gillis, a freelancer who had been in Libya reporting for The Atlantic and USA Today. South African photographer Anton Hammerl was detained separately on the same day.
It’s been a week since the American journalists Clare Morgana Gillis, James Wright Foley, freelancers reporting for TheAtlantic.com and GlobalPost, respectively, and their Spanish and South African colleagues Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo and Anton Hammerl, both photographers, were captured by Qaddafi’s forces near the eastern Libyan oil town of Brega.
Those detained included freelance photographers Manu Brabo of Spain and Anton Hammerl of South Africa; and reporters James Foley of the online news site GlobalPost and Clare Morgana Gillis, an American freelancer.