Segments in this Video

Journalists Attacked (01:20)


Learn about Israeli attacks on journalists on March 13, 1998 and November 12, 2000.

Attempted Assassination (01:41)

Committee to Protect Journalists Middle East Coordinator Joel Campagna speaks to Mazen Dana about events in Hebron and Amahl Bishara filming Dana when he comes to the U.S.

Working Under Threat (03:46)

CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper discusses the International Press Freedom Awards. Campagna discusses dangers journalists face; see footage provided by Dana and colleagues.

November 13, 2001 (02:04)

Bishara films Dana's arrival in the U.S. Dana and Campagna discuss violence in Kabul.

National Press Club (03:05)

Cooper introduces Dana to the press. He discusses his struggles to get into Gaza and Jerusalem, and offers Bishara tips. Bishara films Dana sightseeing.

November 20, 2001 (01:55)

Dana talks to the press about being attacked before the 1th Annual International Press Freedom Awards dinner.

International Press Freedom Awards (04:09)

Dana accepts his award at the 11th annual dinner. Reuters Editor Rodney Pinder praises Dana. Experts reflect on Dana's acceptance speech.

Protecting Journalists (03:31)

CPJ employees discuss the company's influence and its approach to defending press freedom. They reflect on changes since 9/11, media suppression, and Daniel Pearl's death.

Journalistic Dangers (02:36)

CPJ employees discuss spreading the word of Daniel Pearl's kidnapping. Hear stories about several journalists attacked, killed, or imprisoned.

West Bank Hostilities (01:46)

Pedestrians in New York City reflect on the violent relationship between the Palestinians and Israelis. Learn about recent journalist deaths.

April 20, 2002 (02:14)

Bishara checks in with Dana. He explains that conditions for journalists in the West Bank deteriorate daily.

Credits: Across Oceans Among Colleagues: The Committee to Protect Journalists (02:17)

Credits: Across Oceans Among Colleagues: The Committee to Protect Journalists

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Across Oceans Among Colleagues: The Committee to Protect Journalists

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) advocates for journalists who struggle around the world to tell the stories important to their communities. This film chronicles CPJ's work in the Middle East during 2001–2002, in the aftermath of 9/11. It focuses on Mazen Dana, a Palestinian cameraperson for Reuters who is the first cameraperson to receive a CPJ Press Freedom Award for his work covering Hebron; he returns to Hebron after receiving his award. After the production of this documentary, Mazen Dana was killed by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad in August, 2003. For more on his story and on the role of Palestinian journalists in the production of U.S. news, see the ethnography Back Stories: U.S. News and Palestinian Politics (Stanford University Press, 2013), also by Amahl Bishara.

Length: 32 minutes

Item#: BVL60529

ISBN: 978-1-60057-572-3

Copyright date: ©2002

Closed Captioned

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