ISIS attacks

What a strange year it’s been for First Amendment freedoms

The First Amendment and the power of fear

What a strange, challenging and dangerous year it’s been for First Amendment freedoms, at home and abroad.
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Parents of missing journalist speak out in Washington, D.C.


Marc and Debra Tice are working with Reporters Without Borders to bring home their son, Austin, who went missing in Syria in 2012.
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Third Journalist Executed by Islamic State

Kenji Goto

Kenji Goto, a freelance journalist who was the focus of a last-minute prisoner swap involving Japan and Jordan, has been beheaded by the Islamic State, or ISIS.
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Why branding ISIS matters

Inside the First Amendment

The media drumbeat that our enemy is an “Islamic State” is a significant propaganda victory for ISIS, an extremist group that seeks to recruit young Muslims to help “restore” what ISIS misleadingly describes as an Islamic order that will unite all Muslims.
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Executing journalists a savage, futile act

Those who Tuesday killed journalist Steven Sotloff – and who killed photojournalist James Foley on August 19 – are as ignorant of how a free press functions as they are brutal in their methods of gaining the world’s attention.
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James Foley: Courage in the face of danger

Photo by Nicole Tung/Courtesy Agence France-Presse

The Committee to Protect Journalists lists nearly 50 journalists and other media workers who have been killed or died thus far in 2014 while gathering and reporting news.
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