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George de Lama to Head IDB Communications Office

Nieman Notes July 30, 2009

George de Lama, a 1992 Nieman Fellow and former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been appointed External Relations Advisor for the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Development Bank. de Lama will head the Bank’s strategic communications, congressional relations and cultural affairs office. Read more

Paul Hemphill, Chronicler of the South, Dies at 73

Nieman Notes July 12, 2009

Paul Hemphill, who brought a lean journalistic style and a sharp ear for dialogue to essays and novels devoted to the blue-collar South of stock-car racing, football, country music, evangelists and wayward souls, died Saturday morning in Atlanta. He was a 1969 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Dan Froomkin Joins The Huffington Post

News July 7, 2009

Dan Froomkin, deputy editor of the Nieman Watchdog Project, has been named Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. He will oversee a staff of four reporters and an assistant editor and will contribute to Huffington’s home and political pages as a regular blogger. Read more

CPJ relieved by release of journalist in Iran

July 7, 2009

In response to reports that Iason Athanasiadis, a journalist detained in Iran since June 17, was released today we issued the following statement... "We are relieved that Iason's ordeal has come to an end and that he will soon be reunited with his family and loved ones," said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. "However, there are still around 20 journalists imprisoned in Iran. We hope that they too will be released soon." Read more

Iason Athanasiadis is Released in Tehran

Nieman Notes July 5, 2009

Iason Athanasiadis, the journalist and photographer arrested in Tehran June 17, was released Sunday, July 5. He was said to have been the only non-Iranian among more than 40 journalists detained in the days of protest following the June 12 Iranian elections. Read more

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