The dangers of news organizations reporting in Syria have kept most journalists outside the country’s borders and heightened the need for third-party video....
...Western journalists are struggling to cover what the world has so far seen largely through YouTube. But while some television news crews have been filing reports from Damascus, the dangers of reporters being killed or kidnapped there — as well as visa problems — have kept most journalists outside the country’s borders and heightened the need for third-party images.
“The difficulty of getting into Syria, the shrunken foreign correspondent corps, and the audience gains for social media make it likely this story will be consumed differently by the American public than tensions or conflicts in past years,” said Ann Marie Lipinski, the curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard....
The Guardian (blog) Freelancers need help to meet the challenges of conflict zone reporting The Guardian (blog) "In 1989, I walked through intense fighting in El Salvador, waving a white flag, unprotected by the flak jackets or security teams which...
A War in Syria against Reporting Prensa Latina Other reporters covering the war unleashed against Syria by powers like the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, among other countries, have run worse fate.
Jana Bauerová's insight:
journalists are not unleashed "by powers" against a country, but unfortunately they do run great risks...
7DAYS Work under way in Tacloban to restore communication lines 7DAYS Humanitarian workers on the ground in Tacloban, the worst-hit city of the typhoon-struck Philippines, can now access communication outlets and wireless internet via a satellite...
Jana Bauerová's insight:
communication back up will greatly facilitate humanitarian coordination and reconnecting families
New resource: Overcoming distrust and misunderstanding between humanitarians and affected communities via a 2-way communication of humanitarian organization and local media outlets giving voice to the latter
Photo exhibition highlights 150 years of Red Cross services Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: A three-day photo exhibition titled '150 Years of Humanitarian Action of International Committee of the Red Cross' concluded at the Patan Museum Gallery today.
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