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In 2017, CPJ's Burton Benjamin Memorial Award was renamed the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award to honor the veteran journalist and former CPJ board member, who died in 2016. The award is presented annually to an individual who has shown extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has listed many other such incidents: There was Mazen Dana, a Reuters cameraman, who was killed by machine gun fire from a US tank on Aug. 17, 2003, while he was filming near Abu Ghraib prison. There was cameraman Ali Abdel Aziz and reporter Ali al-Khatib, ...

Malini Subramaniam, a contributor to the news website Scroll.In, was among the few journalists reporting from the Bastar area in the state of Chhattisgarh--the epicenter of the conflict between Maoist and security forces--until early 2016. Most journalists work in Chhattisgarh temporarily and are based in safer areas like the ...
Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana, who had been honored by CPJ in 2001 for courageous reporting in his native Palestine, was shot dead in 2003 by a US tank gunner in Iraq, who mistook his camera for a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. These deaths are personally painful, and not only because they ...
In April 2014, Ethiopian authorities arrested six bloggers affiliated with the Zone 9 collective. The bloggers--Abel Wabella, Atnaf Berhane, Mahlet Fantahun, Natnail Feleke, Zelalem Kibret, and Befekadu Hailu--were charged with terrorism. Additional Content. Acceptance Speech. The Zone 9 blogging collective was formed ...

This is the summer of 2003. Mazen Dana, another Reuters videographer, one of their finest, was outside what would later become world-famous—Abu Ghraib. But not yet. He was there with a soundman covering what was happening. They talked to U.S. soldiers. But within minutes, he filmed his own death, ...
Mazen Dana, cameraman and reporter for Reuters News, saw the shooting. “There were no stones being thrown at that moment when we were filming the boy who'd been shot. We heard a gunshot and Husam fell forward and landed on his forehead right on top of his camera lens. The close range and size of the bullet hole ...

Jorge Ramos is a Mexican-American journalist and author. He has co-anchored the award-winning evening newscast "Noticiero Univision" (Univision News) since 1986. He also hosts "Al Punto" (To the Point), the Univision Network's Sunday public affairs program, and recently started hosting his first program in English, ...
One of the journalists killed by U.S. forces was Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana. A veteran conflict journalist and a 2001 CPJ International Press Freedom Award winner, Dana was filming an approaching U.S. tank outside Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison in 2003 when a U.S. soldier on the tank fired at him without ...
The campaign began following the U.S. invasion of Iraq when Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana was killed by American troops while on assignment there, she said. Abdel Nabi called for an end to targeting journalists, the investigation of recent anti-media crimes, and asked that the CDFJ monitor violations.
Dan Rather's distinguished career spans 60 years of probing journalism as a television correspondent and anchor covering stories around the world. During his 44 years with CBS News, he was anchor and managing editor of "The CBS Evening News" for a record 24 years and was a correspondent for "60 Minutes," which ...
Mazen Dana was a very brave man. As a cameraman for Reuters and a Palestinian living in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, Dana had been shot, beaten, his bones broken, and chased and jailed by armed Israeli troops so many times that the sheer numbers blur into a surreal image of the cruelties of military ...


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