James Foley

James Foley: A Look at Some of His Finest Work for GlobalPost

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U.S. journalist James Foley speaks at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications in Evanston, Illinois, after being released from imprisonment in Libya, in this 2011 handout photo provided by Northwestern University. Tommy Giglio / Northwestern University via Reuters, file

BOSTON, Mass. — On Tuesday, ISIS militants released a video depicting the execution of freelance journalist James Foley, who reported for GlobalPost, Agence France-Presse and other news organizations.

The intelligence community has confirmed the video is authentic. Our deepest thoughts are with the Foley family and Jim's friends.

GlobalPost asks its audience to consider refraining from watching or sharing the video of Jim's killing or its associated images. The video is a graphic work of propaganda, intending to terrorize the public at the expense of an impartial, credentialed journalist whose objective was to chronicle the suffering in Syria, where more than 170,000 people have been killed.


Jim cared deeply about the victims of war, and the rights of people living under oppressive regimes. He was an old-school reporter, who traveled light, talked to the locals and put the story first. His conflict reporting — from Afghanistan to Libya to Syria — exemplifies the intrepid and selfless work of someone willing to risk his life so the world could understand the horrors of modern war.

Here's a sampling of his written work for GlobalPost.

Aleppo Reaches a Boiling Point

Syria: Rebels Losing Support Among Civilians in Aleppo

At the Heart of a Rebellion, One Family Fights for Survival - and Freedom

Without International Help, a Disorganized and Ill-Equipped Rebellion Would Have Little Hope

In Libya, a Young Rebel Army Struggles to Fight Back

Rebels Say No-Fly Zone Not Enough to Stop Gadhafi

Despite String of Defeats, Rebels Remain Defiant

American Man Joins Libya's Rebels

Libya News: Civilians Flee Besieged Sirte

Rebels Push Into Central Sirte

Bani Walid Families Flee

Documents Show Cooperation Between CIA and Gadhafi

Explore the full archive of Jim's GlobalPost reporting here. GlobalPost has a partnership with NBC News.