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Shih-Wei Chou

Stories By Shih-Wei Chou
Citizen journalists report Syria conflict to world
By  • 16 February 2016
Much of Syria has become a no-go zone for foreign correspondents, leaving locals to fill the void. Malek Blacktoviche was once a Java software programmer in Aleppo, Syria's commercial capital and largest city. As anti-government…
CBS correspondent Plante reflects on 52 years at network
By , • 14 January 2016
Veteran says social media gives White House new way around press When CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley started covering the White House back in 1997, he was plenty nervous. "Not about the job or…
Brazilian radio host shot to death
By  • 16 December 2015
A Brazilian radio host has been slain by a group of gunmen who chased him in his car before shooting him to death in a rural area of eastern Brazil. Luiz Manoel Souza, 48, was…
Mogadishu car bomb kills Somali journalist
By  • 8 December 2015
A car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed a broadcast journalist who was the widow of another reporter killed three years earlier in a suicide attack on a café in the same city. Hindiya…
Pakistani reporter slain by gunmen in tribal region
By  • 24 November 2015
A Pakistani television journalist has been shot and killed by motorcycle gunmen in a tribal region in the country's northwest that has been hit by a wave of attacks on members of the media. Unidentified…
Project Exile: Escaping Syrian torture in France
By  • 23 November 2015
"If you have your camera hanging on your neck, or in your bag, it's like carrying a gun." When the Arab Spring erupted in Syria in July 2011, Syrians, like other people across the Middle…
Myanmar's moment
An explainer on Myanmar's Nov. 8 elections After a half-century of military rule, Myanmar's election Nov. 8 is a key milestone in the country's transition towards democracy. The poll comes 25 years after the opposition…
An explainer: Colombia's armed groups
By , , • 15 October 2015
As a peace deal with the FARC nears, pressure is rising on other armed groups Colombia has suffered decades of civil conflicts, claiming more than 220,000 lives since the 1960s. Drug-fueled violence has forced more…
Turkish reporter beaten after public death threat
By , • 6 October 2015
A prominent Turkish journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has been hospitalized after being assaulted and beaten outside his home in Istanbul after a columnist for a pro-ruling party newspaper threatened him. Ahmet…
Photo essay: Maguindanao's mass grave
By  • 24 September 2015
Nonoy Espina has worked as a journalist in the the Philippines for more than 28 years, covering news ranging from economic issues to insurgencies. Based in Bacolod City, about 300 miles (482 kilometers) south of Manila,…
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