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Peter Greste Interview, Kenyan Electi...
Nairobi
By fahruq
23 Sep 2014

Raw footage of Peter Greste recorded during the Kenyan General election in March 2013. This was recorded before Peter was jailed in Egypt. He was recently released after over one year in prison.

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Safety Course for Syrian Journalists
Istanbul
By TTM Contributor 10
09 Jul 2014

A course has been set up to educate Syrian journalists, inside and outside of Syria, about occupational safety and information protection. Sponsored by al-Doha centre for the Freedom of Press, the course trains the journalists methods of protecting themselves and their information in the dangerous environment of the Syrian uprising. The course was held in Istanbul over a period of five days and was attended by 31 students. Al-Doha Centre paid for the costs of travelling and accommodation for the journalists who received certificates at the end.

Interviews:
1: Ibrahim al-Idilbi, Syrian media activist from Idlib, Cooperates with al-Jazeera
2: Hashem al-Abdullah, freelance journalist
3: Mour Mrtini, freelance journalist and an independent writer
4: Hadi al-Khateeb, trainer of the information safety course
5: Hassan al-Rashidi, trainer of the occupational safety course
Transcript:

Ibrahim al-idelbi:
“We are a group of activists inside Syria who came to Istanbul, in Turkey, to attend a course sponsored by al-Doha centre for the freedom of press. The course is intended to teach us how to protect our information and ourselves. We really needed a course like this and, as you know, the crisis has escalated in Syria, which is why occupational safety was the main aspect for this course. We also benefited a lot from the information they gave us about protecting the information that we obtain.”

Hashem al-Abdullah:
“We, as activists in Syria, started reporting events from Syria, but we lacked the simplest knowledge about protection of ourselves and our devices, that we used to transfer information. Through this course we were introduced to many methods for protecting information and for occupational safety that we did not know before.”

Nour Martini:
“It was announced that al-Doha centre set up a course to teach journalists about occupational and information safety, so I applied for this course. Since I am in constant contact with activists and journalists inside Syria, and since I am a woman spending time near the conflict areas in Syria, I need the training which al-Doha Centre is providing. We need to know these methods, not only for our own safety, but also for the safety of the network of journalists and news agencies that we deal with. The trainers were professionals, not only in terms of being news reporters, but also in digital security.”

Hadi al-Khateeb:
“I am an information safety and digital security trainer and I work with al-Doha Center. We have been training activists and journalists for two days about the issues of information safety and digital security. The training concentrated on the dangers journalists might face, concerning the data they have and the sources they work with. We also worked on the issue of protecting smartphones that are used by the journalists to write reports and to take photos. So we concentrated on the usage of these devices and the different strategies.” Hassan al-Rashidi:
“This course as you can see was set up for the sake of protecting Syrian journalists who work in areas of conflict. We taught them about security precautions that should be applied while on the ground and first aid techniques in case of injury. We also introduced them to the types of mines that are found in some areas and the actions a professional journalist should take if they find themselves in danger or stopped at a checkpoint. The way that a journalist should dress, for their own safety, so they do not look similar to government forces or any other armed group. We also talked about the ethics of the profession and ways in which a journalist should never behave, such as carrying a weapon or becoming a spy. We also taught them how to deliver this information to their colleagues who were not able to attend the course.”

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Media Censorship in Venezuela 4
Caracas, Venezuela
By Carlos Hernandez
17 Feb 2014

Journalists marching in Caracas, Venezuela to demand press freedom on 12 February 2014.

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Caracas, Venezuela
By Carlos Hernandez
17 Feb 2014

Journalists protesting against media censorship and oppression in Venezuela.

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Media Censorship in Venezuela 7
Caracas, Venezuela
By Carlos Hernandez
17 Feb 2014

Journalists marching in Caracas, Venezuela to demand press freedom on 12 February 2014.

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Caracas, Venezuela
By Carlos Hernandez
17 Feb 2014

Journalists marching in Caracas, Venezuela to demand press freedom on 12 February 2014.

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Media Censorship in Venezuela 9
Caracas, Venezuela
By Carlos Hernandez
17 Feb 2014

Journalists's protest against the media censorship causing newspapers to close and journalists to lose their jobs in Venezuela.

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Kafranbel, the choice of democracy (6...
Kafranbel, Syria
By Marie
14 Apr 2013

The caricaturist Ahmad Jalal is showing one of his drawings which are brandished at the Friday demonstrations. Widely released through social networks, Kafranbel caricatures have become famous all over Syria.
Le caricaturiste, Ahmad Jalal, présente un de ses dessins brandi durant les manifestations du vendredi. Largement diffusées par les réseaux sociaux, les caricatures de Kafranbel sont devenues célèbres aux quatre coins de la Syrie.

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Editor's Picks 24 August 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
23 Aug 2012

Protest Against Repression of Journalistic Freedom
Dozens of writers, journalists and intellectuals gathered at Talaat Harb Square in central Cairo Thursday evening, August 23, to protest what they consider the "Repression of the press and freedom of expression." The participants chanted slogans indicating their hostile stance toward the Muslim Brotherhood and condemning the imprisonment of journalists as against the basic tenets of freedom of the press.

Trial Of Al Dustour Editor in Chief
Giza Criminal Court adjourned on Thursday, August 23, postponing the trial of the editor-in-chief of Al-Dustour independent newspaper Islam Afifi to September 16. He faces charges of spreading false information and insulting President Mohamed Morsi.

Tension In Tripoli
The port city of Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon, remains tense, with armed men driving through the city and shooting rounds of live fire into the air.
Clashes between the rival neighborhoods of the anti-Assad Sunni stronghold of Bab al-Tabbaneh and the Alawite-dominated and pro-Assad Jabal Mohsen erupted on Monday over a personal dispute.

Early Childhood Education In Kenya
A touching photo essay produced in Nairobi, Kenya, showing the difficult and rudimentary conditions of an elementary school and the will of young children to learn and get an education.

Silent victims: Landmine survivors in Cambodia
Cambodia reported 96 landmine casualties in the first five months of 2012, according to a report of the Cambodian Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Victim Information System, and they quoted sadly young children account for about half of all landmine victims

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Egypt Court Postpones Trial of Newspa...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
22 Aug 2012

Giza Criminal Court adjourned on Thursday, August 23, postponing the trial of the editor-in-chief of Al-Dustour independent newspaper Islam Afifi to September 16. He faces charges of spreading false information and insulting President Mohamed Morsi.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mourad Mouawad, lawyer of Al-Dostour newspaper:
“The trial is strange as it comes at the beginning of a new era that is supposed to be democratic. We were surprised by groundless accusations presented by people who are not concerned, claiming that Islam Afifi and Al-Dustour Newspaper insulted the President and spread false news to cause chaos and disorder in the country.”

The Court postponed the trial of Afifi and put him on remand to give his defense lawyers time to prepare their defense, but President Morsi has just issued a legislation preventing temporary detentions in publishing cases.

Afifi earlier received a travel ban after several lawyers filed legal complaints claiming that Al-Dustour Newspaper had insulted the President.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sayed Abu-Zeid, Lawyera and Advisor at the Journalists Syndicate:
“The Journalists’ Syndicate wasn’t formally informed that the defendant would be subjected to interrogation, which is a basic legal step that must be done. This leads to the invalidity of the order of referring the case and the invalidity of the trial itself.”

Al-Dustour Newspaper published an article in early August claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood was trying to establish an "Islamic state" in Egypt.

President Morsi publicly warned media against spreading rumors that would destabilize the country.

The action against Al-Dustour and other journalists raises fears about press freedom in Egypt as Morsi pledged that freedom of the press would not be affected, affirming during his presidential campaign that no opinion will be supressed.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 23, 2012
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SHOTLIST:

1- Tilt down external shot of Giza Criminal Court
2- Zoom in on editor-in-chief of Al-Dostour private newspaper Islam Afifi heading to the court
3- Zoom out shot of the signboard of the court
4- Zoom out shot of a signboard on inside the court of a verse from holy Quran , demanding people to achieve justice
5- Various shots of crowds of people inside the court
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mourad Mouawad, lawyer of Al-Dostour newspaper:
7- “The trial is strange as it comes at the beginning of a new era that is supposed to be democratic. We were surprised by groundless accusations presented by people who are not concerned, claiming that Islam Afifi and Al-Dustour Newspaper insulted the President and spread false news to cause chaos and disorder in the country.”
8- Medium shot of supporters of Afifi shouting statements inside the court to support him
9- Medium shot of Afifi speaking to one of the reporters inside the court
10- Medium shot of a man shouting inside the court
11- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sayed Abu-Zeid, Lawyera and Advisor at the Journalists Syndicate:
“The Journalists’ Syndicate wasn’t formally informed that the defendant would be subjected to interrogation, which is a basic legal step that must have been done. This leads to the invalidity of the order of referring the case and the invalidity of the trial itself.” 12- Pan left shot of crowds of people and lawyers inside the court
13- Medium shot of Afifi speaking to a reporter inside the court
14- Close up shot of a reporter taking noted during the court
15- Wide external shot of the Giza Criminal Court headquarters