Frogs look to continue winning streak at Kansas State

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podell Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) is grabbed by Kansas State linebacker Jonathan Truman (21) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. Boykin, the only TCU player ever with a 200-yard passing game, 100-yard receiving game and 100-yard rushing game in the same season is now focused only on being the quarterback in TCU’s new up-tempo offense, with the No. 5 Horned Frogs in playoff contention and him in the Heisman conversation. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podell + posts Twitter Garrett Podell Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ printTCU football returns to the field this weekend as they play at Kansas State at 6:30 p.m. in FOX’s prime-time game of the week.The Frogs look to carry the momentum from the 50-7 thrashing of Texas last week into this week’s road showdown with a feisty Kansas State team.“They’re a tough football team, very tough at home, very physical, and they’re going to make you beat them,” head coach Gary Patterson said.Last year, TCU beat Kansas State in Fort Worth 41-20 on the strength of a monster performance from All-Big 12 quarterback Trevone Boykin. Boykin accounted for 219 yards passing, a passing touchdown and a career best 123 yards on the ground with three rushing touchdowns.For the Frogs to win again this year, they will need more of the same from Boykin with the defense still down several starters. The strong effort against the Longhorns last week dropped the Frogs’ points allowed average to a modest 24.However, Patterson still sees room for improvement.“We missed too many tackles,” Patterson said. “We’ve got to tackle better.”Specifically, Patterson would love to see the defense decrease the unusually high number of missed tackles that occurred in the win against Texas.“I don’t think we’ve ever had 22 missed tackles in my lifetime here,” Patterson said. “A lot of that is youth, but we’ve got to tackle better.”As for Kansas State, the Wildcats are coming off a heartbreaking 36-34 loss at the hands of No. 20 Oklahoma State. Quarterback Joe Hubener suffered an injury, forcing the Wildcats to use wide receiver Kody Cook at quarterback.Cook threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, but Hubener is healthy and set to start this week against the Frogs.After seeing teammates Boykin and wide receiver Josh Doctson set TCU career records last week, kicker Jaden Oberkrom is looking to etch his name into the TCU all-time record books.Oberkrom has 64 career field goals, which is the most out of all active players nationally. He is two field goals away from breaking of Nick Browne’s TCU career record of 65.Patterson and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder each lead their respective programs in career wins. Patterson has 137 coaching wins in his 15 seasons with the Horned Frogs, and Snyder has 190 coaching wins in his 24 seasons with the Wildcats.Patterson will return to his alma mater, Kansas State, where he played linebacker and safety for the Wildcats from 1980-1981.The Frogs and Wildcats are meeting for the ninth time in their history with a tied series at 4-4. The Horned Frogs are 1-3 in Manhattan, with their lone win coming in 1985. Garrett Podell Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier ReddIt Twitter Facebook Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Previous articleStudents get the chance to turn their business ideas into a realityNext articleThe Skiff: October 8, 2015 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Now

first_imgFacebook Hakim Zakaria Texas among states opposing Syrian refugee resettlement ReddIt Hakim Zakaria A Syrian family covered with thermal blankets walk after they arrived from Turkey at the Greek island of Lesbos, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Greece’s government says it is preparing a rent-assistance program to cope with a growing number of refugees, who face the oncoming winter and mounting resistance in Europe. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios) Twitter Hakim Zakaria is a senior journalism major from Juba, South Sudan. He covers academics for TCU360. ReddIt Fort Worth Refugee Resettlement Linkedin Hakim Zakaria Linkedin + posts Hakim Zakaria Previous articleEditor’s Note for Image Magazine, Fall 2015Next articleBlue Bell returns to Fort Worth stores Hakim Zakaria RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Honors College searching for a new dean Facebook Dean’s Teaching Award honors professors’ excellence in classroom Hakim Zakaria TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer printWatch here for live coverage of the THINK GLOBAL discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis today from 5-7 p.m.Click on the box next to TCU360 to access the live stream, and follow the live blog at the bottom of this page. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitterlast_img read more

Medley looks to end collegiate journey on a high note

first_imgLinkedin Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Facebook Frogs’ guard Zahna Medley takes the ball up the court against Kansas State on Feb. 28, 2015 Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship printThe Horned Frog women’s basketball team begins its season on Friday night, and Frogs guard Zahna Medley hopes to make her final season with the team a memorable one.The senior from Springfield, Illinois, has been named an All-American candidate for the season, and looks to continue a path of success that has led her to earning fist team all conference honors the last two seasons. Medley led the Frogs last season with 484 points, 129 assists and 72 three pointers.“The journey has been amazing,” Medley said. “I’ve been really blessed to have the sucess that I have had over the past four years, and even in high school. It’s all been nothing but God’s works.”Medley was nothing short of an all star during her time at Springfield High School before becoming a Horned Frog. Medley recorded 2,617 points during her high school career, and holds several school records including 531 assists, 435 steals and 525 executed free throws.“I love to win, I love the game, I just to go out there and have fun on the court and know that I have the best team,” Medley said. “I have great teammates who get me motivated and help make me the player I have. I give a ton of credit to them and my coaches.”Medley said that her opportunity to play with the program is not something to be taken for granted.“I can’t believe the four years have gone by so fast, but I’ve very grateful for every year.”As Medley takes the court, she knows the competition will be competitive as usual.“It’s anyone’s game. This is one of the most competitive conferences and it will be a fight for everyone. There are no gimme wins.”In the end, Medley wants to help lead her team to going out on a high note.“I really want to make it to the NCAA postseason. It’s my senior year and I’ve never been there and I think our team can and will definitely accomplish that this year. We need to come in to conference play, stick to our game plan, and come out with good wins.” Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Previous articleSteel City Pops sparks talk about franchises on campusNext articleWater scams threaten Fort Worth residents Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Straka Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka Twitter Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Dean Straka TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships ReddIt Dean Straka + posts Dean Straka Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

‘Stories of Reconciliation’ to discuss peace in divided countries

first_imgFacebook ReddIt print“Stories of Reconciliation” will allow TCU students to attend a discussion of peacemaking in divided countries with TCU’s visiting scholar Michael McRay Thursday evening.According to their website, “Stories of Reconciliation” is put on by TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship program in order to increase internationalization at TCU, particularly through programs related to developing countries and communities where the institution has minimal engagement.McRay is part of Discovering Global Citizenship’s Quality Enhancement Project, or QEP, and is considered a visiting scholar.McRay spent three months traveling between Israel-Palestine, Northern Ireland, Rwanda and South Africa where he wrote and learned about those who seek peace in these dangerous countries.“Northern Ireland, South Africa, Rwanda, and Israel-Palestine are possibly the quintessential images of civil conflict in the last 50 years,” McRay wrote in his blog.“Today, as the potential for violent conflict often simmers beneath the surface of these societies, groups and individuals commit themselves to disrupting the spirals of vengeance and animosity.”This isn’t the first time McRay spent three months traveling foreign countries. He has done similar trips five times before, spanning from Vienna to the West Bank to Belfast.“We are attempting to pioneer a new pedagogical model of visiting scholarship,” McRay wrote. “Traditionally, visiting scholars spend their time on the university’s campus; in our experiment, the visiting scholar (me) will go abroad [before] engaging with students.”Below is a map showing where Michael McRay traveled for three months.McRay has been partnered with TCU students. At 12 p.m. Wednesday he will be visiting with students in Smith 104B to talk about the power religious communities can have on reconciliation, in addition to presenting “Stories of Reconciliation” on Thursday.Dr. Rima Abunasser, an english professor at TCU, will be hosting McRay in a discussion of how regional turbulence can result in reconciliation.Students are welcome to come, listen and join in on the conversation at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom. Twitter Linkedin Hank Kilgore Previous articleInside Paris: TCU student’s perspectiveNext articleVolleyball finds success on their home court Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) Hank Kilgore TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Website| + posts TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Hank Kilgore Twitter TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. Hank Kilgore Michael McRay spent three months traveling between Israel-Palestine, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and South Africa to find peacemakers. ReddIt Hank Kilgore read more

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes to Fort Worth

first_imgFacebook Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Paschal High School students discuss owning a clothing company Alexa McBride TCU Army ROTC gives back to community with trash pickup Linkedin Alexa McBride ReddIt Twitter Rodeo Purple ticket package sold out ReddIt Alexa McBride TCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutique Alexa McBride is a junior Journalism major and Film, TV, and Digital Media minor from Orange County, California. She is an Academics reporter for TCU 360. TAGSchristmasfashionUgly Christmas Sweaters + posts Previous articleWomen’s basketball pulls off nail-biter win over McNeese StateNext articleCowboy Santas lends a helping holiday hand Alexa McBride RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Alexa McBride Facebook Alexa McBride printEntrepreneur Jeremy Turner used his holiday spirit to generate a store that solely carries ugly Christmas sweaters.During previous holiday seasons, Turner noticed that Christmas party goers struggled to find a location that sold these specific holiday sweaters.“I couldn’t find them,” Turner said. “[The ugly Christmas sweaters] were impossible to find and I saw how popular they are too and I thought wow that would be an amazing idea. It just hit me like put them all in one place at one time and everybody can just come there for them and solve everybody problem with that.”This is Turner’s fourth Christmas season selling ugly Christmas sweaters, but the first season in which he is managing more than one location.The Fort Worth location is the third Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop to be erected, following the founding location in Dallas and another new location in Frisco.Turner and his employees strive to make customers feel as though they are stepping into the North Pole when they are shopping for ugly Christmas sweaters. The Fort Worth location plays Christmas music throughout the store and have Egg Nog and Christmas cookies for their patrons to enjoy.Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and reindeer are also present, creating an authentic Christmas experience for customers.The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop in Fort Worth opened the Saturday after Thanksgiving and will continue selling sweaters, vests, and sweatshirts until late afternoon on Christmas Eve.It’s located on 3020 W 7th Street. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Sizzle Reel Season 2 Episode 4

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 William Konig Linkedin printJoin Will Konig and Elizabeth Campbell as they discuss Kingsman: The Golden Circle. ReddIt Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy ReddIt Previous articleSouthwest High School broadcast team wins national championshipNext articleTCU volleyball swept by Baylor in first home Big 12 match William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history William Konig Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun William Konig Linkedin Facebook + posts Twitter William Konig World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter William Konig Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectationslast_img read more

Sports Now 4/25/18

first_img Previous articleNews Now 4/25/18Next articleStudents encouraged to visit new Asian artifact exhibit at Kimbell TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU 360 Staff printThis is the TCU Sports Now weekly update for April 25.Sports Now 4/25/18 from TCU Student Media on Vimeo. TCU 360 Staff Linkedin Linkedin TCU 360 Staff Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. TCU News Now 4/24/20 TCU News Now 8/26/20 Facebook Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Facebook TAGSbroadcastvideo Twitter TCU 360 Staff + posts ReddIt ReddIt TCU 360 Staff Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Pantone: Color of the year 2020 News Now 4/10/20last_img read more

New year, same problem: Parking pains for commuters

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Revamped enrollment process confuses some students ReddIt ReddIt Linkedin printA student walking to class from an on-campus parking lot. Photo by Heesoo Yang. TCU’s parking situation has felt the effects of campus construction, creating frustrations for commuter students. Michaella Coughlin, a senior communication studies and criminal justice minor, said the recent influx of construction has led to an insufficient amount of space for parking in place for new academic buildings. “It also poses an issue because the streets become more crowded with construction equipment, not allowing cars to either park on the street or just pass through,” Coughlin said. Although change can be good, for some students this change feels never-ending. “I’ve been veryclose to being late [to class] many times,” said Nam Nguyen, a juniorchemistry major with minors in music and women and gender studies.  Nguyen, a commuter, relies on his car to get to class on time. Even though he purchased a parking pass, his spot in a lot that is convenient to his classes is not guaranteed. “Commuter parking often feels lacking,” Nguyen said. “Most commuter parking is not accessible to the academic buildings.” To my fellow TCU commuters: if you’re not leaving 40 min before your first class, good luck finding parking!— Nam (@nammm8989) August 29, 2019TCU is advertised as a “walkable campus,” which can be an appealing factor to students who either don’t own a car or simply prefer to walk.DeAnn Jones, the coordinator for parking and transportation services, said although some surface lots have become the site of new buildings on campus (such as the new Fine Arts building), additional lots have been created to offset the loss of those spaces.“The campus has been transitioning to perimeter parking for several years in order to become a pedestrian campus,” Jones said. “There is not a lack of parking – only a lack of close-in parking.” According to TCU’s rules and regulations, the university is unable to guarantee a parking place for all vehicles, even if that person has purchased a parking pass. If students are unable to snag a spot on-campus, parking in any of the surrounding neighborhoods could result in a ticket from the Fort Worth Police. Cars parked along Merida Avenue. Photo by Heesoo Yang.“A lot of my friends get very frustrated with the lack of parking spaces and the routine ticket giving,” Coughlin said. “There is nowhere for anyone who commutes to leave their vehicle.” To date, the university has issued 5,090 student permits. This is a decrease from last year; however, students are still in the process of purchasing their permits for the semester.“Students are responsible for knowing all of their options for parking with their particular permit,” Jones said.  “A map and instructions are included with every permit that is distributed.”The combination of the school’s increased population paired with the lack of parking has led to headaches for some Frogs. TCU: what if we encouraged our upperclassmen to live off campus so we don’t have to build as many residence halls. They can just commute!Also TCU: parking??? For commuters??? Just go to Timbuktu and walk the 20 minutes to class in 90°+ heat— b a i l e y (@baeleyleaf) August 29, 2019 Flu activity remains high in Texas Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system + posts 1st day of classes? That means it’s time for the first tweet of the year complaining that TCU doesn’t have enough parking #GoFrogs— Coyt (@Coyt_Ransom) August 26, 2019Although many students have voiced their discontent on social media, Jones said her office hasn’t experienced much negative feedback. Alternatives, such as Froggie 5-0 and TCU shuttles, are available to students and staff – but for those housed off-campus, these options aren’t always the most efficient way to get from point A to B. “I usually drive, but waiting for a shuttle plus transportation time is often not convenient,” Nguyen said. Jones said they are considering adding additional routes to service those who live outside of the shuttle’s stops, but did not offer any specifics on the potential additional bus routes. There are no future plans to build additional parking garages according to Todd Waldvogel, associate vice chancellor for facilities. He said this decision is due to the high cost to build them combined with the fact TCU has a sufficient amount of surface lots. Facebook Facebook TCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Twittercenter_img Grace Amiss World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Grace Amiss A student walking past an on-campus parking lot. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Grace Amiss Twitter Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! Grace Amiss Grace Amiss Previous articleHoroscope: September 6, 2019Next articleMusic professor says Placido Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Students, faculty protest police brutality following death of Atatiana Jefferson

first_img + posts Drew Mitchell Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Chilean protests continue in SantiagoNext articleTCU students match high number of alcohol violations Drew Mitchell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Students, faculty and staff gather outside of Sadler Hall to protest police brutality. The rally happened Thursday at 12 p.m. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. print Drew Mitchell ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Drew Mitchell Twitter Linkedincenter_img The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines Drew Mitchell Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Facebook Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Video by Carolina Olivares.Nearly 100 people gathered in front of Sadler Hall Thursday to talk about race and class in Fort Worth and what TCU’s role should be in improving the city’s climate.The protest, which began in front of the Founder’s Statue, was the TCU community’s first public response to the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson by a Fort Worth police officer inside her home on Oct. 12. Students marched to protest police brutality. Freshman Jalen Lampkin is pictured above. Photo by Cristian Argueta SotoAssociate professor of history Dr. Hanan Hammad initiated and organized the protest.Hammad, who is the director of Middle Eastern studies, said the protest was meant to break TCU’s silence on injustice and show support for black students, faculty and staff. “We’re protesting police brutality and the criminalization of black bodies,” Hammad said. “We are protesting the racial injustice, the socioeconomic injustice and also the silence of TCU about these issues.”Junior comparative race and ethnic studies (CRES) major Jazmin Rosales, who participated in the protest, said police are targeting black and brown people and there is no justice served when they are killed by the police.She also said they hope to gain a sense of community in support of black people from the protest.“I want black people on campus to know that we care, and we love them,” Rosales said. “This is not something done out of rage or hate. This is out of love for community and wanting to heal and be together and I, as a Latina, join and support my black brothers and sisters.”Dr. Hanan Hammad initiated and organized the protest. She is pictured above. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto.Some teachers adjusted class schedules to allow students to attend the protest without being counted absent. Assistant professor of performance Lydia Mackay said she delayed her 12:30 p.m. class until 1 p.m. She said we, as a country, need justice and police reform. “I think it’s important that other people hear the realities of humans that they may not be directly associated with,” Mackay said. “It’s important to see each other and hear each other and recognize each other and try to wrap our brains around the struggles that people go through on a day-to-day basis.” A TCU student who asked to remain anonymous because of possible backlash said he feels the protest was a publicity stunt preceding the launch of TCU’s ‘Lead On’ campaign. “I think you must first look at your own in-house issues, and it raises a lot of questions and flags when the audience in which you’re speaking to for the cause in which you’re advocating for, does not reflect the individuals directly impacted by the instance itself,” he said. Students, faculty and staff gather outside of Sadler Hall to protest police brutality. The rally happened Thursday at 12 p.m. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Angela Mack, a Ph.D. student and graduate instructor, spoke at the rally. The Fort Worth native said she hopes for the visibility of people of color in the TCU community and movement beyond the university on TCU’s behalf. “I came because I’m from 76104,” Mack said. “I came because I’m five minutes away from where Atatiana Jefferson lived. I came because my mom still lives in the neighborhood. I came because my community is hurting. I’m affected because my community is hurting.”Mack is challenging her students to get involved in the Fort Worth community to bring awareness to these issues. She said people in her neighborhood are trying to help Jefferson’s family.There will be a march debrief and organizing meeting in the Lizard Lounge near Bistro Burnett in the library beginning at 5:30 p.m. for students who want to speak more about the protest. Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Drew Mitchell read more

Detention and murder : the nightmare continues for journalists

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the latest situation in Iraq, where journalists are continuing to be murdered and the US army has resumed its practice of arresting and holding journalists without bringing charges. News to go further RSF_en September 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detention and murder : the nightmare continues for journalists Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the fate of Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi photographer working for the Associated Press bureau in Baghdad, after learning that the US army has been holding him since 12 April for “reasons of security” – because he is suspected of links with Iraqi insurgents.“It is alarming that Hussein has been held by the coalition forces for more than five months without any charge being brought against him,” the press freedom organisation said. “The US army cannot hold a prisoner indefinitely like this. He must be tried or released. We call on the US authorities to put an immediate end to this violation of the rule of law, and we point out that the US army already held five journalists for several months before freeing them without bringing charges.”Hussein had been covering events in Fallujah and Ramadi prior to his arrest. The Associated Press only decided to make the arrest public after five months of talks with the US authorities to obtain his release had proved fruitless.The US army meanwhile arrested Fadel Al-Badrani, an Iraqi cameraman working for Reuters and the BBC, on 13 September in Fallujah and took him to an army base at Al-Saklawiya before freeing him on 18 September. Ali Kahzal of the magazine Al-Fallujah was arrested in Fallujah the same day and was freed four days later.“The situation in Iraq is extremely dangerous and to work as a journalist means becoming a target,” Reporters Without Borders added, on learning of the death of another journalist, Ahmed Riyad Al-Karbuli of the satellite television station Baghdad TV, who was gunned down yesterday. Baghdad TV had already lost three of its journalists.A total of 107 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war in 2003. Newslast_img read more