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.

#FreeAustinTice

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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