Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

reportagebygettyimages:

At this year’s Photoville exhibition, the Reportage by Getty Images container showcases key stories by our core group of award-winning photojournalists, from the upheaval in Ukraine to land-mine removal efforts in Iraq. Here’s a video showing how you can install such a show in a mere minute and 20 seconds.

Photoville, which is held on Pier 5 near Brooklyn Bridge Park, starts on Thursday Sept. 18 and ends on Sunday the 28th. We hope to see you there. More info on the Reportage website: http://www.photoville.com/

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Editor’s Choice | Global News Pictures of the day

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Scenes following the Wildfire in Weed, California by Justin Sullivan

Pyramid Restoration by Mohamed El Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

Fishing Ban lifted in East China Sea (ChinaFoto Press)

Final Day of campaigning ahead of the Independence Referendum tomorrow in Scotland

A protester holds a smoke bomb in Kiev by Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Libya Unrest by Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images 

A group of protesters drag a pig during anti-government protests in Pakistan by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Residents cry as they stand in the burned out ruins of their home following wildfire in Weed by Justin Sullivan

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“It’s time for reporters, particularly freelancers, and the editors who commission them, to be honest about risk. And it’s also time for those news organizations that for financial and liability reasons want a strictly arm’s-length relationship with stringers to recognize they have a duty of care toward those they send or encourage to go to the front lines.”

Journalist beheadings in Syria reignite debate over risk and safety for freelancers

thinksquad:

Government demands for information on Google’s users have risen 150% since the tech giant first started publishing their numbers, the company said on Monday. In the US the number of requests leapt 250%.

According to Google’s latest transparency report, in the first half of 2014, the number of government demands rose 15% compared to the second half of last year, and a 150% increase since Google first began publishing this data in 2009. In the US those increases are 19% and 250% respectively.

“This increase in government demands comes against a backdrop of revelations about government surveillance programs,” Google legal director Richard Salgado wrote in a blogpost. “Despite these revelations, we have seen some countries expand their surveillance authorities in an attempt to reach service providers outside their borders. Others are considering similar measures.”

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/15/google-demands-user-data-rise

libertariantimes:

Government threatened Foley family before son’s execution
After a series of recent interviews, members of the Foley family have said the government threatened to prosecute their family if they had raised and paid the money for the ransom sought for the life of their son, James Foley.
According to ABC News, Diane Foley, the mother of James, said they were threatened with lawsuits multiple times if they had gone through with paying the ransom. “We were told that several times and we took it as a threat and it was appalling.”
Diane then said a highly decorated military officer, who serves on the National Security Council, came to their house to warn them about the pending prosecutions.
“Three times he intimidated us with that message,” said Diane. “We were horrified he would say that. He just told us we would be prosecuted. We knew we had to save our son, we had to try.”
Ben Swann

libertariantimes:

Government threatened Foley family before son’s execution

After a series of recent interviews, members of the Foley family have said the government threatened to prosecute their family if they had raised and paid the money for the ransom sought for the life of their son, James Foley.

According to ABC News, Diane Foley, the mother of James, said they were threatened with lawsuits multiple times if they had gone through with paying the ransom. “We were told that several times and we took it as a threat and it was appalling.”

Diane then said a highly decorated military officer, who serves on the National Security Council, came to their house to warn them about the pending prosecutions.

“Three times he intimidated us with that message,” said Diane. “We were horrified he would say that. He just told us we would be prosecuted. We knew we had to save our son, we had to try.”

Ben Swann

gettyimagesnews:

An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) sits with her weapon in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. The world’s top diplomats pledged today to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by ‘any means necessary’, including ‘appropriate military assistance’, as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. Photo by Safin HamedAFP/Getty Images

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An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) sits with her weapon in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. The world’s top diplomats pledged today to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by ‘any means necessary’, including ‘appropriate military assistance’, as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. Photo by Safin HamedAFP/Getty Images