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NBC's Engel Details 5 Days in Syria Captivity

Foreign correspondent and team were rescued yesterday

(Newser) - Five days after their kidnapping in Syria, an NBC News team has been "freed unharmed," the network says. "We are pleased to report they are safely out of the country." The release of chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew followed a firefight at a... More »

Reporting Overseas: Why It's Worth Dying For

Bill Keller talks about the importance of international reporting

(Newser) - While reading a piece on the death of ambassador Chris Stevens recently, New York Times columnist Bill Keller hit on a line that hit rather close to home. The death was described as "the occasional price of a noble but risky profession." For a Times veteran, that sounded... More »

This Week Move Risky for ABC, Amanpour

Foreign correspondent is odd fit for DC-centric This Week

(Newser) - Christiane Amanpour isn't an obvious choice to host ABC’s Sunday gabfest This Week, but the network is confident in its choice. ABC says “Interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies” will remain the show's focus, with the addition of an “international perspective.” Counting on a... More »

ABC Hires Amanpour for This Week

CNN correspondent switches networks

(Newser) - Christiane Amanpour has struck a deal with ABC News to become the new host of This Week in August. Though the CNN foreign correspondent is known for her international reporting, an ABC staffer says Amanpour feels confident about switching to domestic political reporting. She replaces George Stephanopoulos on the Sunday... More »

Afghan Kidnappers Release Guardian Journo

British paper kept abduction secret for Abdul-Ahad's safety

(Newser) - A Guardian reporter and two Afghan journalists are free after being captured six days ago by unknown Afghans while attempting to interview militia in a remote region, the paper reports. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and his unnamed associates were taken hostage near Pakistan’s North-West Frontier province and spent most of their... More »

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