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Tripping Over the Distinction Between Journalists and Activists

Tripping Over the Distinction Between Journalists and Activists

You probably saw the footage of a videographer who tripped and kicked refugees fleeing a camp near the Hungarian border village of Roszke. I wouldn’t call Petra Lazlo a “journalist.” She worked for N1TV, a station founded and run by the far-right anti-immigrant (and anti-Semitic) Jobbik Party. That makes Lazlo an activist, not a journalist, no matter what media credentials

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Attacking Journalists To Become a War Crime?

Reporters Without Borders is pushing to make attacks on journalists a war crime. Sounds great, as long as it also becomes a war crime for terrorists to impersonate or embed themselves among journalists. 4 rockets just fired from near media center in #Gaza City. The same media center bldg hit by three IDF missiles earlier today


Robert Fisk Equates Terrorists With Himself

I’m not sure why Robert Fisk is firing his guns now at the Newseum. The Washington-based media museum sparked outrage with its decision to honor Palestinian terrorists among fallen journalists. Newseum backed down and the program (held a month ago) went ahead without mentioning Hamas cameramen Mahmoud Al-Kumi and Hussam Salama. The two were killed

Newseum Re-Evaluating Honors for Hamas Terrorists

Looks like Newseum’s trying to climb down from a limb it went way out on. The Washington-based media museum announced that it’s reconsidering including two Hamas “journalists” in its memorial to reporters killed in action. Serious questions have been raised as to whether two of the individuals included on our initial list of journalists who