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Tips from a Military InsiderIn our latest "NSZ 101" how-to guide, Nolan Peterson , a former special operations pilot and a combat veteran with multiple degrees in political science, French and journalism, offers his insights, suggestions and recommendations from an insider perspective on how to most effectively and successfully cover the military. → Read the story.
Missing Journalist James Foley now thought held by Syrian government, report says
U.S. Journalist James Foley, missing in Syria since Thansgiving 2012, is now thought to be being held by the Syrian government."With a very high degree of confidence, we now believe that Jim was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces,” GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said on May 3 during a speech marking World Press Freedom Day. (Full story) This is the second time in 18 months that the 2008 Medill School of Journalism graduate has been taken captive in a war zone.
“The family appeals for the release of Jim unharmed,” his relatives said on a web site focused on getting him freed. He was kidnapped in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day, the family said.
Watch video archive of May 3 World Press Freedom Day event in Boston: “Silenced Voices: When Conflict Journalists Go Missing.”
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