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Newsletter: August 2014

News BY Hannah Storm

Why journalism matters: tribute to James Foley

SAFETY ADVISORY BY Neil Greenberg

Dealing with PTSD

News BY Mathew Charles

'Brilliant man, husband, father': journalist Cervantes remembered

August marked one of the darkest months for journalists in recent years, with the beheading of our freelance colleague James Foley by Islamic militants in Iraq and the murders of six other journalists, all apparently killed for doing their jobs.

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It was late yesterday evening in the UK when the news started circulating of a video purporting to show the beheading of the American freelance journalist James Foley. 

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Unsurprisingly, journalists who regularly work in higher threat locations are more at risk of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with studies showing that up to 30 percent of war correspondents may suffer with PTSD throughout their lives. 

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Luis Carlos Cervantes had a passion for journalism that was infectious. I first met him in 2012 as part of my PhD research, and over the past two years he became a good friend. 

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JOURNALISTS UNDER ATTACK

  • Africa
    • Nigeria

      Gunmen kill journalist in Kaduna, Nigeria

    • Somalia

      Prominent Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu

    • Libya

      Woman journalist found with throat slit in southern Libya

    • Honduras

      Journalist murdered in Honduras

    • Colombia

      Colombian journalist gunned down

    • Mexico

      TV reporter stabbed to death at home

    • Pakistan

      Three media workers gunned down in Quetta

    • Pakistan

      Three media workers gunned down in Quetta

    • Palestine

      Journalist dies of injuries from Gaza strike

    • Russia

      Independent journalist murdered in Kabardino-Balkaria

    • Ukraine

      Russian journalist killed in Ukraine

    • Ukraine

      UNESCO chief denounces killing of journalists in eastern Ukraine

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