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Commentary: James Foley's legacy

Reporting on Syria is nearly impossible at this point

News from inside Syria matters all over the world. The story of the war — now spilling over borders into Iraq, Turkey, and elsewhere — needs to be told, and accurately. The problem is this: It has become nearly impossible to report from inside Syria. It's too dangerous. The Syrian conflict has claimed the lives of more than 80 journalists in the last four years.... Read more»

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Life on the front lines: A view from James Foley’s camera

James Foley, an American journalist who reported for GlobalPost, cared deeply about the victims of war and the rights of people living under oppressive regimes. He was an old-school reporter, who traveled light, talked to the locals and put the story first. Foley's execution at the hands of the Islamic State was made public one year ago. His death followed nearly two years of captivity in Syria.... Read more»

Analysis

'Jihadi John' a reminder that extremism comes in all shapes and sizes

Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story. Thursday, "Jihadi John" was unmasked by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, a British man described by friends and relatives as “from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London."... Read more»

Commentary

Global news community stands ground against 'new war on journalists'

Commentary: Amid growing violence against us, our colleagues’ work and their sacrifices inspire us to keep going.... Read more»

Analysis

Kassig beheading: ISIS killers won't cease until stopped

News analysis: Peter Kassig's beheading is another sign of savagery from messianic killers, but sending U.S. troops into direct combat roles in Syria would be a mistake. ... Read more»

With journalism under attack, protecting press freedom is more urgent

Editors and news executives gathered in Chicago last week to discuss how the industry will face a world that is increasingly dangerous for journalists.... Read more»

The faith of James Foley and Steven Sotloff

The religious faith of both journalists is inspiring many who mourn them.... Read more»

Obama: Video of beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff authentic

Updated: The video released by the Islamic State showing the killing of a second American journalist is authentic President Obama confirmed Wednesday. The same group murdered James Foley last month.... Read more»

Here's what James Foley meant to us

GlobalPost's editorial team pays tribute to their slain colleague and friend.... Read more»

Pope calls Foley family, whose faith breaks through ISIS-inflicted horror

Journalist James Foley's execution stunned the world, but his family continues to find strength in their Roman Catholic devotion.... Read more»1

War reporting in the time of the Islamic State

Correspondent James Foley's execution by the Islamic State forces sober reflection on the perils of front-line coverage.... Read more»

Foley execution boosts European support for intervention in Iraq

A video of the American journalist’s beheading by Islamist militants appears to be having the opposite of its intended effect.... Read more»

Britain searching for James Foley's killer

Identifying the American journalist’s executioner will be difficult, but even the tiniest clues may prove helpful.... Read more»

Obama: 'World is appalled by the brutal murder' of James Foley

Speaking of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, kidnapped two years ago in Syria, President Obama said Wednesday said that "ISIL has no place in the 21st century." "People like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley."... Read more»

Foley beheading video followed prior threat

The extremist Islamic State claimed to have executed journalist James Foley, missing since November 2012 when he was kidnapped while reporting in Syria. Video of Foley purporting to show his beheading was uploaded to YouTube and later removed. "He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," his family said.... Read more»

Spanish journalists freed in Syria as conflict spreads

El Mundo's correspondent and freelance photographer had been held captive for six months. ... Read more»

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