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Global Media Forum Cites Risks of Environmental Reporting
By Frank Smyth, July 1, 2010, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

He’s young, unemployed and carries himself with the innocence of a man who hasn’t spent much time outside his own village. But Egyptian blogger Tamer Mabrouk is the real deal. Appearing at an international media conference in Bonn, Mabrouk’s description of chemical dumping into a brackish lagoon…

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‘Crude’ Filmmaker’s Raw Footage Subject to Subpoena
By Frank Smyth, May 7, 2010, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

A filmmaker’s raw footage is much like a photographer’s unedited images or a reporter’s notebooks—a private record of their reporting that is rarely disclosed to others. On Thursday, a federal judge in New York ruled…

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In Oakland, Progress in Bailey Murder Prosecution
By Frank Smyth, April 22, 2009, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

The killers of journalists in many less developed nations often work in collusion with corrupt government officials, CPJ research has long shown. For more than a year irregularities in the Oakland police investigation into…

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Tunisia Caucus Co-Chair Calls Despot Moderate and Wise
By Frank Smyth, July 25, 2008, TheHill.com Blog

Betty McCollum told her constituents she was going to honor the dead. “Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) will spend the Fourth of July holiday visiting the North African Cemetery and Memorial in Tunisia to pay tribute to American troops, including 138 Minnesotans, who lost their lives in World War II,” reads a July 1 statement on her website…

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The Local Newsman – A CPJ Special Report By Frank Smyth
By Frank Smyth, October 31, 2007, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

The newsman was hard to forget. He carried a handheld camera to record interviews. While on the cell phone, he scribbled notes on yellow Post-its, sticking them one by one up his arm. He asked not only the first, but often the toughest question at many press conferences. He invariably wore a collared shirt and tie…

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“Is Weller’s Beach an Ethics Breach?”
By Frank Smyth, October 25, 2006, Chicago Reader

JERRY WELLER, THE 11th District representative who’s up for reelection in November, has some explaining to do. As I wrote in an August 25 cover story, “The Congressman and the Dictator’s Daughter,” he’s already raised questions about whether he has a conflict…

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U.S. Sends Wrong Message to the World
By Frank Smyth, July 2, 2005, International Herald Tribune

Restrictive regimes around the world came out ahead when the U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it would not hear an appeal by two journalists in a case involving the leak of a CIA officer’s name. The…

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