Topic archives: imprisoned journalists

Razer’s Class Warfare: we hide their dead — and ours — in a war we have no stomach for

Razer’s Class Warfare: we hide their dead — and ours — in a war we have no stomach for

August 21, 2014 4

Islamic State militants have released a video of the murder of American journalist James Foley, while American drones slaughter children in secret. Who is the barbarian here?

Environmental journalists: the new endangered species

Environmental journalists: the new endangered species

December 16, 2009

Environmental journalists are increasingly facing threats and violence, as governments and industry attempt to cover up their poor environmental practises.

Why journalists are being slaughtered in the Philippines

November 30, 2009

The Philippines may technically be a democratic country, but its deeply entrenched government corruption has made it one of the most deadly places on Earth for journalists, with reporters who attempt to uncover the truth being routinely killed off.

Senator Brown versus the Somali Pirates

November 27, 2009 11

Greens Senator Bob Brown has continued his personal philanthropic crusade after it was revealed he had made secret donation to free Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan from captivity in Somalia.

CNN journalist: Detained in China over Obama tshirt

November 18, 2009

CNN correspondent Emily Chang tells of being detained for two hours by Chinese police after she bought a souvenir tshirt featuring Barack Obama in a Red Army uniform.

<em>NYT</em> reporter tells: Seven months as a Taliban prisoner

NYT reporter tells: Seven months as a Taliban prisoner

October 19, 2009

NYT reporter David Rohde spent seven months as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan before making a daring escape in June. In a six-part series, he tells the entire story.

Journalists flee Iran — and they’re the lucky ones

October 14, 2009

Iranian journalists who reported on the country's post-election riots are now fleeing the country en masse after being "intimidated and terrorized" by the government -- and they're the lucky ones: some are still being held prisoner.

Bloody battle in Afghanistan to free NYT journo

September 10, 2009

A New York Times reporter being held captive by militants in Afghanistan has been freed in a daring raid by British commandos. But his freedom comes at a heavy cost: the life of his Afghan interpreter and two others, who were killed in the crossfire.

Four days as a Taliban prisoner: freed journo’s tale

September 10, 2009

Stephen Farrell, the NYT journalist recently freed from imprisonment by the Taliban, in a raid by British forces that left one of his colleagues and several others dead, gives his personal account of the ordeal.

Why is the NYT such a dangerous place to work?

September 10, 2009

Recently rescued New York Times reporter James Farrell is the at least the fifth journo from the paper to be kidnapped or arrested in as many years. Is the Times doing enough to protect its intrepid investigators?