Do news blackouts help journalists held captive?
By Frank Smyth, February 26, 2013, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

At any given time over the past two years, as wars raged in Libya and then Syria, and as other conflicts ground on in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, a number of journalists have been held captive…

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Remembering a Friend Lost to Saddam’s Terror
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 2003, International Herald Tribune

The overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq has unleashed a torrent of repressed memories – tales of torture, disappearance, and summary executions. Iraqis searching for long-lost relatives and friends broke…

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Tragedy in Iraq
By Frank Smyth, May 14, 1991, The Village Voice

NEAR THE BORDERS OF SYRIA, TURKEY AND IRAQ -Small waves broke over the sides of the creaky raft that our Kurdish contacts had lashed together from old inner tubes and scraps of plywood. Though it was only about as wide as a city avenue, the river was high with the spring melt, and the water was the color of coffee…

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