Global Journalist
9:34 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Kidnapped photojournalist says abductions becoming more common in Syria

Free Syrian Army fighters run after attacking a Syrian Army tank during fighting in the Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria.
Credit Manu Brabo / Associated Press


Listen to Global Journalist's interview with photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie.

As the United States considers military action in Syria, the country remains the most lethal place in the world for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that 15 journalists are currently missing in Syria. Charles Lister, an analyst at HIS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, told Vice on Saturday that in recent weeks there has been a discernible spike in reported kidnappings in northern Syria.

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Global Journalist
6:41 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Colombian peace talks could end decades of violence in the country

A former hostage waves to comrades before a press conference in Bogota. Earlier this year, Colombia's main rebel group freed what it says were its last 10 military and police captives.
William Fernando Martinez AP Images

Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s most powerful rebel group are scheduled to take place in October at a neutral site: Norway’s capital, Oslo.

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