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Joseph Lichterman | NiemanLab | 8/31/2015
Construction of an expansion of Egypt’s Suez Canal was supposed to take three years. But at the insistence of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, it was built in only one — it opened earlier this month.
Thomas Erdbrink | New York Times | 8/31/2015

TEHRAN — Iran’s judiciary sentenced two people to 10 years in prison on Sunday for spying for the United States and Israel, but their names were not released, local media reported.

 

Joel Simon | CJR | 8/31/2015
As President Obama arrived in Ethiopia in July, his National Security Advisor Susan Rice was asked if she considered the country to be a democracy.
Roy Greenslade | The Guardian | 8/31/2015
A Mozambican journalist and publisher was shot dead on Friday (28 August) while jogging in the country’s capital, Maputo.
Emily Rauhala | The Washington Post | 8/31/2015
What's roiling China's stock market? A journalist, apparently.
Benjamin Mullin | Poynter | 8/31/2015
Reporters on assignment for VICE News in southeast Turkey are scheduled to appear in court Monday to face accusations of terrorism, allegations the international media company says are unsubstantiated.
Press Release | Editor and Publisher | 8/31/2015
Erin Cunningham and Heba Habib | Washington Post | 8/31/2015
The journalists — Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste — were first convicted of aiding a terrorist organization in April 2014.
Kevin Lerner | NiemanLab | 8/28/2015
The ecosystem of press criticism is probably as strong now as it has ever been: columnists like Jack Shafer of Politico, public-minded academics like Jay Rosen of NYU, in-house critics like New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan.
Deron Lee | CJR | 8/28/2015
Matt Waite has already enjoyed a varied career as an investigative journalist and author, as the principal developer behind PolitiFact, and, most recently, as an educator. He’ll soon add one more title to his CV: pilot.
Yahoo! News | 8/28/2015
Paris (AFP) - Two French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said.
Alastair Reid | Journalism.co.uk | 8/28/2015

Art is an ancient medium for storytelling, certainly older than the written word and maybe older than language itself. But in journalism, art is often limited to single frame cartoons or consigned to the 'funny pages' instead of being seen as serious reporting.

 

Jonathan Peters | CJR | 8/28/2015
Government officials can get creative when they want to hide information from public view.
Katie Rogers and Alan Blinder | New York Times | 8/26/2015
Jeff Gammage | Philadelphia Inquirer | 8/25/2015