Three Years On, Still No Accountability for Our Son’s Death

August 26, 2020

Three years ago today, we suffered the most painful experience a family can endure. Our son Christopher Allen was murdered on the other side of the world, reporting on the civil conflict in South Sudan. A freelance journalist and dual US-UK citizen, Chris was only 26 years old and had a bright...

Al Jazeera Journalists Demand Press Freedom

July 06, 2017

Al Jazeera journalists have demands too. When the diplomatic row between Qatar and the neighboring Gulf States erupted in June, the state-sponsored international news network, Al Jazeera, found itself at the heart of the crisis. Qatar has been accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and...

The Tragedy of Journalism in Mexico

May 20, 2017

Journalism is facing a crisis in Mexico, leading to protests calling for an end to violence. “A murdered journalist means one less voice in favor of the people.” These words, written in Spanish, were placed on a blanket outside a memorial for Javier Valdéz, a reporter for La Jornada who was...