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CPJ Internet Channel: High-tech security information needs better dissemination

24 Feb

After the London launch of CPJ’s Attacks
on the Press
at the Frontline Club this week, I had an opportunity to
talk to a number of young journalists setting out to regions where reporters
are frequently at risk. As CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon noted,
these discussions took on an extra poignancy the next day, with the news of the
death of Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/internet/2012/02/high-tech-security-is-a-life-or-death-matter-for-c.php

CPJ calls on Syrian authorities to halt ongoing violence

24 Feb

French foreign minister Alain Juppe addresses reporters outside the "Friends of Syria" conference in Tunis. (AP/Amine Landoulsi)

New York, February
24, 2012–Syrian authorities must heed the call issued by more than 60
countries today to stop the ongoing shelling in Syria, and allow medical access
and safe passage to the wounded and dead journalists trapped in Homs, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/cpj-calls-on-syrian-authorities-to-halt-ongoing-vi.php

Blog: Caveat utilitor: Satellite phones can always be tracked

24 Feb

The Telegraph in London was the
first to report that Syrian government forces could have “locked on” to satellite phone
signals to launch the rocket attacks that killed journalists Marie
Colvin and Rémi
Ochlik, as well as many Syrian civilians, besides wounding dozens more including
two more international journalists. Working out of a makeshift press center in
Homs, foreign correspondents and local citizen journalists alike have been using
satellite phones to send images of attacks on civilians around the world.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/caveat-utilitor-satellite-phones-can-always-be-tra.php

Blog: Was letter to Haiti website just part of Martelly’s theatrics?

24 Feb

Demonstrators burn signs with images of Haitian President Michel Martelly during a protest in Port-au-Prince on February 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

As a former entertainer better known as “Sweet Micky,” it is
perhaps unsurprising that Haitian President Michel Martelly has been theatrical
at times in his dealings with the press. At one media event in October, the
President answered a critical question posed by a journalist by telling him, “I
curse your mother,” according to press reports.
On another occasion in late December, Martelly was so elated by a supporter’s
sign that instructed the press to “give the president a chance,” that he told
the citizen “You deserve US$100,000.” The man received a free motorcycle
instead, Radio Kiskeya reported.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/was-letter-to-haiti-website-just-part-of-martellys.php

CPJ supports calls for immediate cease-fire in Syria

24 Feb

New York, February, 24, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists supports
efforts by the international community to impose an immediate cease-fire in
Syria to allow for the safe delivery of humanitarian aid and a cessation of
hostilities. Two journalists injured in Wednesday’s Homs attack require urgent medical attention and
evacuation. The bodies of two more journalists have also been trapped in Homs
since they were killed on Wednesday

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/cpj-supports-calls-for-immediate-cease-fire-in-syr.php

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