Police in Ferguson were caught on camera Sunday night threatening to mace one reporter and shoot another. At least two other journalists also claim they were arrested while following police orders.
Journalist and UNC professor Charles S. Stone, the founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, died today at age 89. According to the Washington Post, Stone was so trusted by readers of his Philadelphia Daily News column that "dozens of homicide suspects insisted on surrendering to him."
Before the Obama Regime began tapping journalists' phone lines and crushing Wikileaks' ability to accept credit card donations, right wingers traditionally occupied the role of harassing journalists and those who leaked scandals to the media. Who wants to "execute and torture" these bad people? Roger Ailes!
The most recent article from The Nation's Jeremy Scahill profiled the imprisonment of Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye. For covering American cluster bomb strikes in Yemen and the radicalization of Yemeni citizens and their support for Al Qaeda, Shaye has been beaten and tortured, imprisoned for two years and, at America's request, seen a presidential pardon from Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh indefinitely tabled.
Last time agitprop pop star M.I.A. fought a journalist, she tweeted Lynn Hirschberg's phone number. This time around, M.I.A. accused Anderson Cooper of calling her a terrorist—and then backed down when Anderson turned out to be an M.I.A. whisperer. Apparently you just have to compliment her middle finger, and all will be forgiven.
American journalist Marie Colvin and French photographer Rémi Ochlik were killed early this morning in the Syrian city of Homs. Snipers reportedly loyal to President Bashar al-Assad bombarded the home, located in the Baba Amr district, where they and several other foreign journalists were staying. Sources say that at least two other journalists have been injured, including British photographer Paul Conroy.