• July 27, 2017  

    As a college student, Jeffrey Gettleman traveled to East Africa and fell in love. He also fell in love that year with a woman back home. Their time and work apart, and his life and work covering a continent as a Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times, make up the story told in “Love, Africa: A Memoir of War, Romance, and Survival.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Gettleman. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2017  

    Women are routinely asked and expected to modify how they speak in order to not come across as too direct or harsh, says journalist Ann Friedman. But in pursuing her life’s work, she’s found greater confidence in her professional voice, and that her personal interests resonate with the female followers of the podcast she co-hosts with her best friend. Continue reading

  • Journalists protest against the murder of the Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, outside the Attorney General's Office (PGR) in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico March 25, 2017. Pictures of Miroslava reads "Justice" REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
    May 3, 2017  

    Journalists around the world sometimes risk death or imprisonment to inform the public. In Mexico, dozens have been killed by drug cartels, the Turkish government has been cracking down by closing newspapers and locking up reporters, and U.S. reporters are enduring accusations of “fake news.” Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists joins William Brangham to discuss attacks on freedom. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2016  

    Pollsters, pundits and many journalists seemed confident that Hillary Clinton would clinch the win. Steve Deace of the Steve Deace Show, Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post and Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the media failed to fully grasp the dynamics that propelled Donald Trump to the White House. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced his resignation in the wake of a scandal over diesel cars that were rigged to pass pollution tests, but denied personal wrongdoing. Also, imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed received presidential pardons and were released from prison in Cairo. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead by a former co-worker during an interview Wednesday morning. The gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan, shot himself after a highway chase. Also, James Holmes was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole for his deadly 2012 attack on a Colorado movie theater. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2015  

    With a court ruling that two Al Jazeera journalists who were imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year will be released on bail, Judy Woodruff looks at a new survey of press freedom and abuses around the world. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner speaks with Ali Rezaian, brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been jailed in Iran on secret charges since July. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2015  

    Life today is defined by the accessibility and consumption of constant information. Yet journalists, the people who long had a monopoly on that information, are more vulnerable than ever. Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, examines the causes behind the growing dangers in his new book, “The New Censorship.” He joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2014  

    The controversial convictions of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt are among the most high-profile cases in a general crackdown on dissent. Jeffrey Brown talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Michael Hanna of the The Century Foundation about the geopolitics behind the convictions and shifting U.S. policy toward Egypt. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2014  

    The Egyptian court where Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were convicted on terrorism charges broke into pandemonium when their jail sentences were announced. Jeffrey Brown reports the trial was widely dismissed by Western officials and rights groups as a sham and a threat to press freedoms. Continue reading

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