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Voices from the War on Terror

PEN American Center will host what promises to be an engaging, eye-opening, and interesting event (regardless of one’s political ideology) about the U.S.’s so-called war on terror. Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror” will include Matthew Alexander, Jonathan Ames, K. Anthony Appiah, Paul Auster, Ishmael Beah, Don DeLillo, Eve Ensler, […]

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A Category for Murder

A Category for Murder

Last week I got a surprising email from a close friend and fellow journalist–someone by the name of Christian Poveda had been murdered in El Salvador. My friend knew Mr. Poveda years back while reporting on the conflicts in the 80’s in El Salvador and Nicaragua. In more recent years, Poveda had been doing controversial […]

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An Inside Look at the NYPD's War on Terror

Christopher Dickey is an award-winning author and Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor for Newsweek Magazine. His most recent book, Securing the City, was published in February 2009. Mr. Dickey’s Shadowland column, about counter-terrorism, espionage and the Middle East, appears weekly on Newsweek Online. His newest book is a rare inside look at […]

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Tim Hetherington's View of Liberia

Read the full article about Tim Hetherington here Among the new books that come out every fall, there are always a few stand-outs. Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold is one of them. Although the book was technically released earlier this summer, the thought-provoking combination of photojournalism, reportage, and international affairs history is notable […]

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Journalist Murdered in El Salvador

Christian Poveda, a Franco-Spanish documentary filmmaker, was shot and killed yesterday morning  on the road near his home in Rosario, El Salvador. Poveda was a veteran journalist with experience reporting in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. His documentary about El Salvador’s two most notorious gangs, “La Vida Loca” is set to premiere on […]

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A Pakistani Woman on Journalism

Masooma Haq is a foreign correspondent for The Epoch Times, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. She writes on foreign affairs and human interest. Haq is ethnically Pakistani, but was raised in the west, mostly in the U.S. A few years ago, she moved back to Pakistan to live and work. Why did you start writing for […]

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Hundreds in Iraq Rally for Press Freedom

Hundreds in Iraq Rally for Press Freedom

In a country that has seen years of war and experienced a painful shift to democracy, it’s heartening to know that some of the people are using their voices to call for justice for the free press. Articles from several major media organizations show photographs of the peaceful protest. According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), […]

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"Life, Death, and the Taliban"

A new multimedia report worth taking the time to look at is GlobalPost’s “Life, Death, and the Taliban”, now on GlobalPost’s website. “It’s an ambitious multimedia project that brings together a team of writers, photographers and videographers reporting from on the ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan as the battle against the Taliban heats up on […]

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The Non-Story of Shepherd Hotel

The Non-Story of Shepherd Hotel

Guest Blog by Gidon Belmaker—visit his blog, The Jerusalemite, here. Too much ink has been wasted in newspapers around the world about the row between Israel and the US, caused by the Shepherd hotel building permits. A permit to build 20 new housing units in East Jerusalem was issued to a Jewish-American entrepreneur, that’s the […]

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No "Savior of Journalism" Here

There is little in this world that I find more confounding than when Rupert Murdoch is portrayed as the last great hope for journalism. First of all, no single person should be allowed to own as many media as he does. There are a plethora of rationale for a statement like this, not the least […]

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FIXER: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

A film not to miss–FIXER: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi–at the Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, August 12. The film is the story of the relationship between Naqshbandi and one of his clients, American journalist Christian Parenti. It has won critical acclaim, and is a rare inside look at the world of journalists […]

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Freedom of the Press Coup

The past couple of days, there has been a frenzy of media coverage about the two jailed American journalists who were freed from North Korea. And rightly so. Rarely has such a dramatic set of circumstances come into play at the same time, then ended in a moral, political, and humanitarian coup. Yet the biggest […]

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A West Bank Story

The recent flurry of media coverage on a town in the West Bank called Nablus has a definite positive ring to it. Things are changing for the better there, in an area that has been described by the media as a “former ghost town.” It is also described as a “former militant strong hold”. Most […]

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A Voice from Iran

A event on July 15 put on by the PEN American Center provided a fascinating look inside the recent protests following elections in Iran. Iran: A Conversation About Elections, Protest, and the Future, was co-sponsored by the New York Review of Books at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in Manhattan. Shaul  Bakash moderated […]

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North Korea Sentences American Journalists

North Korea officials sentenced American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling to 12 years of hard labor on Monday. The women were working for Current TV along the China-North Korea border when they were taken by North Korean government officials. They have been in jail since March. Numerous journalist advocacy organizations have called for their […]

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About the Author

Genevieve Belmaker
Genevieve Belmaker

Genevieve Belmaker is a freelance journalist and contributing editor with The Epoch Times (www.theepochtimes.com). She also contributes to Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists and Poynter.org. Her blog on journalism is http://artofreportage.com.

Genevieve has traveled throughout the U.S., Asia, Central America, Israel and the West Bank for reporting assignments, including major investigative reports on the recovery of New Orleans, the encroaching presence of China in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the dangerous import of melamine-contaminated milk into the U.S. and settlement outposts in the West Bank. She regularly reports on issues related to journalism, and the work of journalists.

She holds a BA from the University of Southern California in International Relations, and has been a member of several prominent national and international professional media organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the International Women’s Media Foundation, the New York Press Club, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She lives in Jerusalem, Israel with her husband and son.

Areas of Focus:
New Media; Journalism; Culture and Society

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