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Where global solutions are shaped for you | News & Media | “IMPUNITY BREEDS VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS,” UNITED NATIONS RIGHTS EXPERT TELLS THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

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From the UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue on the freedom of expression and raising attention in cases of violence on journalists

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For News From Syrian Battleground, a Reliance on Social Media

For News From Syrian Battleground, a Reliance on Social Media | humanitarian communication | Scoop.it

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....


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Social media steps up to provide coverage of Syria.

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Freelancers need help to meet the challenges of conflict zone reporting - The Guardian (blog)

Freelancers need help to meet the challenges of conflict zone reporting - The Guardian (blog) | humanitarian communication | Scoop.it
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...
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A War in Syria against Reporting - Prensa Latina

A War in Syria against Reporting - Prensa Latina | humanitarian communication | Scoop.it
A War in Syria against Reporting
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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.
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journalists are not unleashed "by powers" against a country, but unfortunately they do run great risks... 

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Work under way in Tacloban to restore communication lines - 7DAYS

Work under way in Tacloban to restore communication lines - 7DAYS | humanitarian communication | Scoop.it
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...
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communication back up will greatly facilitate humanitarian coordination and reconnecting families

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Shooting the messengers

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The life of a war correspondent has never been cheaper, but the rules of engagement are different in today's street-level combat zones. Ed Caesar explores the journey of war reporting.

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the journey of a war reporter - gives chills how quickly an epic journey can end. deep respect.

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How Do Humanitarian Organizations and Local Media Communicate During Disasters? | ICT Works

How Do Humanitarian Organizations and Local Media Communicate During Disasters? | ICT Works | humanitarian communication | Scoop.it
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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

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After Action Report: ‘Social media was the lifeline between our agency, the media and the public we serve’.

After Action Report: ‘Social media was the lifeline between our agency, the media and the public we serve’. | humanitarian communication | Scoop.it
By: Dave Statter

Whether it’s an overturned and burning fuel truck on a major highway, a building...
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on using social media to communicate a developing situation...

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Photo exhibition highlights 150 years of Red Cross services - Himalayan Times

Photo exhibition highlights 150 years of Red Cross services - Himalayan Times | humanitarian communication | Scoop.it
Photo exhibition highlights 150 years of Red Cross services
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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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