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Nick Joaquin: ‘Those who displayed an enjoyable recklessness’

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BEFORE THE ESCAPE This 1984 photo shows “We Forum” editor
Jose Burgos (left) talking with detained journalist SaturOcampo
(middle) and the lateWe Forum columnist Armando Malay. Ocampo
was then on a one-day furlough to celebrate Press Freedom Day at
theNational Press Club. In May 1985, he was again allowed to return
to theNPC where he escaped from hismilitary captors. This picture
was taken from the book “The Philippine Press Under Siege.”

Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having today. But one look at the press releases and the editors froze. They had read the title of this conference.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sotloff family remembers gentle, compassionate soul

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The family of murdered US journalist Steven Sotloff paid moving tribute to the reporter on Wednesday, remembering a gentle soul with a fondness for junk food and golf who was fiercely committed to giving “a voice to those who had none.”

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

[VIDEO] US verifying authenticity of beaheading video

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US officials say the intelligence community is working “as quickly as possible” to determine the authenticity of an Internet video purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of US journalist Steven Sotloff.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

In this file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show American journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. An Internet video purporting to show the beheading of Sotloff by the Islamic State group was posted online Tuesday, Sept. 2. AP FILE PHOTO

An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued US airstrikes in Iraq.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

ISIS extremists murder second reporter

Steven Sotloff

“Islamic State” jihadists have murdered a second American reporter, releasing another video Tuesday showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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