Teaching journalists how to survive

November 4, 2019 00:30 am

ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – In 2014, two years after kidnapping my son, James Wright Foley, while he was working as a freelance correspondent in Syria, the Islamic State tortured and killed him. Jim’s murder underscored the extraordinary risks journalists take to report the news in dangerous areas—and the need for stronger action to protect them.

Stop killing messenger

November 4, 2018 00:15 am

NEW YORK – What does it cost to silence a muckraking reporter? In the Philippines, officials needed just $250 in 2011 to buy the services of a journalist-slaying gunman. In Slovakia, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée were killed in February for about $80,000.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Following directives of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA), all ministries and their subordinate units in the Kathmandu Valley have barred "defiant" civil servants from signing attendance sheets.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The number of suspicious transaction reporting (STR) by financial and other reporting institutions has declined significantly in the last fiscal year -- FY2016/17.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The number of suspicious transaction reports (STRs) by various bank and financial institutions, insurance companies and securities companies, among other entities that deals with cash transactions, more than tripled in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to reward informants tipping off NEA offices about power theft.

Reporting on the poor

June 20, 2016 00:40 am

Media personnel need to change their mindset and start seeing violence as a consequence of poverty, inequality and injustice