journalist killing

  • The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says. Video still from PBS NewsHour.
    August 20, 2014  

    James Foley’s journalistic career spanned multiple countries and conflicts; his reporting from Afghanistan and Libya appeared on the NewsHour, as well as other news outlets. Gwen Ifill remembers Foley and discusses the dangers reporters face with Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, and Robert Mahoney of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Continue reading

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    August 20, 2014  

    Journalist James Foley was confirmed as the man executed by beheading in a video released by the Islamic State group. Militants also threatened to kill another American journalist if the U.S. didn’t stop airstrikes in Iraq. Foley, 40, was abducted in Syria in 2012 while reporting for GlobalPost, after being abducted previously in Libya. Gwen Ifill reports on reactions to his brutal murder. Continue reading