"The people are being reduced to blood and dust. They are in pieces."
I discovered François Sureau in Le Point a quarter-century ago when he published, under the guidance of Jean Schmitt a report on the Balkans that appeared a short time before my own first voyage to Sarajevo. I encounter him again today with his strange new book.
Perhaps a further distinction should be made between literary works that impart meaning to war and those that face the fact that, of all human experiences, war is one of the most thoroughly senseless.
The bigger the story the longer it takes to reach the front pages of major newspapers and TV screens. That maxim is probably nowhere more evident in recent times than in the example of the War in Vietnam.
I've been spending time in Dubai with students and others involved in developing the next generation of the region's journalists. Everyone means well and is working hard, but I sense that these young people may slip into old patterns.
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“I remember making two piles of pictures: one of [people] who were dead or dying, and another of those who were distressed
It also dominated in total viewers, moving back past the 3 million mark (3.084 million) while its MSNBC (907,000) and CNN
Following the Online Journalism Awards in September, the Online News Association has shared a video that was played in memory
Gender issues go largely unreported in times of war. As soon as the civil unrest in Syria went violent, women disappeared as subjects in media stories. The Syrian Female Journalist Network wants to change this.
As everyone at GlobalPost and the larger community of journalists who cover conflict struggle with the news, there is deep soul-searching going on about what we do, how we do it and whether the risks are worth it.