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Sting and J. Ralph: Working Together on the Oscar-Nominated "The Empty Chair"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.13.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sting and J. Ralph composed the song, "The Empty Chair" for the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story. As you see the clip of Sting performing that s...

The Best Worst Reviews Of Cinematic Masterpiece '50 Shades Darker'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.09.2017 | Entertainment

To throughly enjoy the “Fifty Shades” franchise, one must first understand that, yes, the films have about the cinematic clout of a Hallmark Chris...

Obama and Cuba, Trump and AIPAC... and Brussels

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

What If They Wore Two Gloves? Awful terrorism seems to validate Trump's hard line. Security analysts point out that each of the two suspected suic...

James Foley Documentary Director On Making A Movie About His Childhood Pal

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts

In August 2014, the American journalist James Foley became a household name. ISIS dropped a video on YouTube in which Foley was beheaded after nearly ...

Mother Of Slain Journalist: Hostages' Return Gives Hope

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The mother of slain journalist James Foley said Wednesday the family was "delighted" to see the return of four Iranian-American...

The New Center: Between the Right's Bigotry and the Left's Apologism

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

I was raised in a Muslim family, in the Muslim cultures of three different countries -- Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. I grew up mostly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a US ally with almost unconditional Western support, living there for close to twelve years.

How James Foley Changed The World, One Life At A Time

AZ Central | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.27.2015 | Media

On a sunny afternoon in eighth grade, Eddie Martinez was out on the basketball court at Lowell Elementary School as soon as the bell rang. He tugged o...

Family, Friends Of 'Jihadi John' Victims React To News Of His Likely Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.13.2015 | World

U.S. Military officials are "reasonably certain" the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" has been killed in an airstrike, but the new...

Honoring Three Courageous Journalists -- James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Austin Tice

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.25.2016 | Media
Larry Atkins

On Friday, August 28th, the American Society of Journalists will be honoring James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing since 2012, with its Conscience in Media Award at its writers conference, A Capital Event, at the National Press Club.

A year after Jim Foley's murder, working toward a culture of safety in journalism

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
The GroundTruth Project

One year after his murder shocked the world, the family of American freelance journalist James Foley spent the day in quiet prayer and remembrance of him as a son, a brother and an uncle.

As Obama Shifts Hostage Policy, the Foleys Remain Voices of Reason

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.25.2016 | Media
The GroundTruth Project

The Foleys and the other families have every right to be skeptical that these changes to government policy announced by the White House will actually happen and every right to question whether news organizations will live up to the new culture of safety that we are trying to establish. As always, we need to live up to the promises.

World Press Freedom Day: Protecting Journalists and the Vital Flow of Information

Richard Stengel | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Richard Stengel

At a time when the supply of information seems unlimited and overwhelming, journalists and journalism are being challenged like never before. It seems contradictory, but it makes a perverse kind of sense. Despots and autocrats and terrorists are threatened by the free flow of information.

7 Ways To Fight ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

So how do we halt this group's operation and increasing violence? How do we express our outrage and anger without disseminating the propaganda and assisting the enemy? Here are 7 ways that I believe an ordinary person can help fight ISIS.

Veteran Correspondents Urge Early-Career Journalists to Look Beyond Conflict

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media
The GroundTruth Project

At the annual gathering of the Overseas Press Club Foundation on Friday where 15 top, young journalists were awarded a series of internships and fellowships in international reporting, OPC Foundation President Bill Holstein said Junger was chosen as the keynote speaker because he was "the perfect choice for these troubled times."

O'Reilly, Williams and Real War Correspondents

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Media
Jon Soltz

So many war correspondents are similar to the many men and women in uniform, who work hard, do their jobs, and even perform acts of heroism, that you'll never hear about, and who never go around bragging, seeking recognition. Then, we have Bill O'Reilly.

Our Fight Against ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

The solution to end this insane violence is not to circulate gruesome imagery of beheadings and violence. We must return to the human element that all these brave journalists so passionately tried to shed light on.

New Global Effort to Protect Journalists Takes Shape

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
The GroundTruth Project

There has never been a more perilous time for freedom of expression. The beheading by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of yet another journalist, this time a Japanese correspondent named Kenji Goto, is part of the continuing horror.

Michael Calderone

60 Journalists Killed In 2014 As Targeting Of International Press Rises | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– The horrific deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria brought worldwide attention to the dangers journalists face in war zones....

ISIS Is Reportedly Trying To Sell James Foley's Body For $1 Million

BuzzFeed | Mike Giglio | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

Middlemen in touch with ISIS or its associates say the group has turned a grim new page in its deadly hostage trade — by trying to sell the remains ...

Global News Community Stands Its Ground Against 'New War On Journalists'

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

We are both sobered and saddened by this steady drumbeat of horrific news about our colleagues trying to do their jobs. We realize that the rules of field reporting, particularly in places such as Iraq and Syria, have radically changed.

Carly Schwartz

Here's How Many Americans Actually Watched The ISIS Videos | Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Media

The Islamic State has released five videos since August depicting the gruesome beheadings of hostages from the United States and England. The most rec...

Will ISIS Beheadings Change American Views on Islam and the Middle East?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

At a political science conference on Friday, I presented research my students and I were working on about the subject of beheadings. We were trying to determine whether the killings of journalists James Foley on August 19 and Stephen Sotloff on September 2 had any impact upon U.S. public opinion.

Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Honored by PEN Canada

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

So, proudly, claims the official website of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. If you were to ask imprisoned liberal Saudi writer Raif Badawi, you may hear otherwise. Or not. He may not be able to tell you what he really thinks.

Brooklyn Startup Will Insure Freelance Journalists In War Zones

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

Storyhunter, a Brooklyn-based startup aimed to connect freelance foreign correspondents with news organizations around the globe, launched the beta ve...

WATCH: Touching Video Honors The Late James Foley

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media

Following the Online Journalism Awards in September, the Online News Association has shared a video that was played in memory of the late James Foley....