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Al-Jazeera reporter in Egypt cites employer's 'negligence'

Mohamed FahmyAl-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who is out awaiting retrial after more than a year behind bars in Egypt on terrorism-related charges, said his Qatar-funded employer is partially to blame for his grinding ordeal.

Fahmy said it would be "naive" and "misleading" to see the case purely as a crackdown on press freedom, because it was complicated by Al-Jazeera's "negligence" and Qatar's use of the outlet to "wage a media war" against Cairo.

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David Carr, New York Times Media Columnist, Dies at 58

David CarrDavid Carr, the New York Times columnist who examined America’s changing media landscape, has died. He was 58.
He collapsed in the office and was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Times reported on Thursday.

Talented and candid, Carr practiced his craft at a level his colleagues aspired to. “The Media Equation” column he wrote was a must-read during a time of great turmoil in the media business, covering newspapers, television networks, social media, large cable companies and the start-ups trying to upend their business. He reached the top of his profession after a self-publicized struggle with addiction to crack cocaine.

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CBS News correspondent Bob Simon dies in crash

Bob SimonBob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly Wednesday night in a car accident in New York City.

The award-winning newsman was 73.

"Bob Simon was a giant of broadcast journalism, and a dear friend to everyone in the CBS News family. We are all shocked by this tragic, sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob's extended family and especially with our colleague Tanya Simon," said CBS News President David Rhodes.

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Egypt court orders release of Al Jazeera staff ahead of next hearing

Al Jazeera journalists freedAn Egyptian court has ordered the release of detained Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail.

The retrial was ordered by the country's Court of Cassation last month, overturning a lower court that found them guilty of helping the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

"Bail is a small step in the right direction and allows Baher and Mohamed to spend time with their families after 411 days apart," an Al Jazeera spokesman said on Thursday. "The focus, though, is still on the court reaching the correct verdict at the next hearing by dismissing this absurd case and releasing both these fine journalists unconditionally."

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The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

Drone death not reportedOn January 26, the New York Times claimed that “a CIA drone strike in Yemen. . . . killed three suspected Qaeda fighters on Monday.” How did they know the identity of the dead? As usual, it was in part because “American officials said.”

There was not a whiff of skepticism about this claim despite the fact that “a senior American official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, declined to confirm the names of the victims” and “a C.I.A. spokesman declined to comment.”

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NBC News: Brian Williams suspended for 6 months without pay

Brian WilliamsNBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay following his false claims about an experience he had during the Iraq war, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced Tuesday night.

"We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," Turness wrote in a memo to staff. "We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News."

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Chelsea Manning To Join The Guardian U.S. As Contributing Opinion Writer

Chelsea manningThe Guardian U.S. has hired Chelsea Manning as a contributing opinion writer covering war, gender and freedom of information, Katharine Viner, the publication's editor-in-chief, announced Tuesday via Twitter.

Currently serving a 35-year sentence in federal prison for supplying thousands of classified military documents to WikiLeaks, Manning -- who was once known as Bradley -- has written on such topics before. In December, she penned an essay for The Guardian titled "I am a transgender woman and the government is denying my civil rights," and in June she wrote a piece for The New York Times blasting the U.S. government for keeping information from the American people.

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