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he was tailed for months by pursuit cars, bribed, propositioned to spy on other foreign journalists and possibly traced by way of his cell phone. Here’s the story of what allegedly happens when a journalist tries to report on unflattering activity in the UAE:

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Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa were detained while in Borno state reporting on fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels Boko Haram. Ahmed Idris and producer Ali Mustafa were detained in their hotel rooms in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, last Tuesday, and had equipment seized.

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Indonesian policemen stand guard as Papuan people hold a rally  in Jakarta (Reuters/Pius Erlangga)

A rally in Jakarta for the Free Papua Movement. Restricted media access to the Indonesian region has left the ongoing fight for secession under reported. With more than 50 years of restricted media access, one of the least covered armed conflicts in the world is the long-simmering struggle between Indonesia’s military and the secessionist Free Papua Movement.

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New York Times' Bill Keller on Golden Age of News

WASHINGTON, DC, 25 December 2013 — This opinion piece by Bill Keller puts into focus the discussion about the declining number of “traditional” foreign correspondents and the flood of information from non-traditional sources. From July 2003 until September 2011, Keller was the executive editor of The Times. You can read his article here:

Yunghi Kim on Core Values

This is a compelling interview by former Newsweek Magazine Photo Editor Jim Colton with veteran photojournalist Yunghi Kim on how to protect your intellectual property. See the interview here:, published by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the leading magazine of its kind in the United States.

WASHINGTON, DC, 12 August 2013 — Too often Western journalists see our craft only through the prism of our own experience, paying little or no attention to our foreign colleagues in the field. It is those colleagues, however, who most suffer the consequences of practicing the craft. In this short documentary, Al Jazeera reminds us that journalism in some parts of the world is a dangerous occupation — especially for the locals who practice it in their own countries. See