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BRKNG: NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Has Gone Missing In Syria... News Blackout

 
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BRKNG: NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Has Gone Missing In Syria... News Blackout
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has gone missing in Syria, according to Turkish news reports. The reports also say that Aziz Akyava, a Turkish journalist working with Engel, is unaccounted for. NBC News has been successfully keeping Engel's status subject to a news blackout—one to which Gawker agreed until now—for at least the past 24 hours.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet is reporting that Engel and Akyavaş were last known to be in Syria and haven't been in contact with NBC News since Thursday morning. The news has been reported widely in the Turkish press over the past 24 hours, including by Turkish news channel NTV, which presents itself as an international partner of MSNBC. It's also been widely distributed on Twitter.

But NBC News has been asking every reporter who inquires about the report to participate in a news blackout. It has also taken to Twitter and asked people who repeated the Turkish reports there to take them down. You can see here a screengrab of the Twitter account @NBCComm asking a Twitter user who had mentioned the reports to urgently call a cell phone number (that account has since been taken down).

[link to www.hurriyet.com.tr]

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Engel has pushed his luck before and gotten into tight situations to get the story. I can't stand NBC but he's a good reporter. Hope that fellow turns up and is OK.
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Russian Embassy in Syria Investigates Reported Abduction

[link to en.rian.ru]
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What happened to the female Russian reporter the rebels were going to execute ??



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I'll pray for his safe return, but being unaccounted for in one of the most volatile countries in the world (at the moment) doesn't bode well for him.

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I've heard it said that his nickname is the 'Angel of Death' in conflict areas, because the locals know that when he shows up to gather reporting intel, you know it is really time for TSHTF....
"Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things" - Waldo Tobler, the first law of geography, 1970
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That's quite a funny name you've got there OP.
Made me chuckle.
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Also an Italian engineer is missing in Syria, news of hours ago: [link to www.news.com.au]
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I always thought he was extremely brave, and figured he was jewish with a name like Engel, so he had a lot of balls to be on the streets during revolutions in Moslem countries.

I hope he is ok, and has a good story for us.
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I've heard it said that his nickname is the 'Angel of Death' in conflict areas, because the locals know that when he shows up to gather reporting intel, you know it is really time for TSHTF....
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A bit like that guy who's name escapes me with hurricanes...
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nbc news equals-censorship.
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nbc news equals-censorship.
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Not censorship in this case. Policy to protect a reporter's well being - and thanks for helping compromise that safety OP.
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Considering the nature of the press, noone will give a rat's ass if he is eliminated.
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GLP disseminating again!Everybody needs to tweet the fuck outta this now and force it to go viral!A Google search from a couple hundred thousand people will get a spot on google trends and people will talk about it widely.
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This is also going to spark a hit on google when anybody searches this guys name.
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The U.S. Media has been missing for over 4 years. Fuck em!
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nbc news equals-censorship.
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Not censorship in this case. Policy to protect a reporter's well being - and thanks for helping compromise that safety OP.
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He's missing, that is news. And if it was not supposed to get out, then why is it suddenly appearing all over the place, with no nbc associates coming in to say be quiet?
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They probably seen the evidence of Terrorists Aka FSA is making plans to use chemical weapons and blame it on Asad.
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Who cares?
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Can we send the rest of NBC to look for him?
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I hole he is ok, it would be very hard to tell if he was abducted by the regime or the equally murderous freedom fighters cor their own gains, the fact that he is missing suggests that he must have been goaded into whatever situation that he now faces...

I think it ia time for all workers in danger zones to be given the RFID chip so they can be located and extracted sooner rather than later.

His diaappearence has caused him to become a liability and the army are gonna have to do the dirty work, and for what? So he could have got credit for breaking news, and in his pursuance of this goal, he might affect more than just himself.
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Can we send the rest of NBC to look for him?
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NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has gone missing in Syria, according to Turkish news reports. The reports also say that Aziz Akyava, a Turkish journalist working with Engel, is unaccounted for. NBC News has been successfully keeping Engel's status subject to a news blackout—one to which Gawker agreed until now—for at least the past 24 hours.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet is reporting that Engel and Akyavaş were last known to be in Syria and haven't been in contact with NBC News since Thursday morning. The news has been reported widely in the Turkish press over the past 24 hours, including by Turkish news channel NTV, which presents itself as an international partner of MSNBC. It's also been widely distributed on Twitter.

But NBC News has been asking every reporter who inquires about the report to participate in a news blackout. It has also taken to Twitter and asked people who repeated the Turkish reports there to take them down. You can see here a screengrab of the Twitter account @NBCComm asking a Twitter user who had mentioned the reports to urgently call a cell phone number (that account has since been taken down).

[link to www.hurriyet.com.tr]
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Hoping for the best for him. I can't forget the women reporters who were sent to Cairo during the height of the revolution. That was scary. The men were not safe either, but the women in that crowd of angry men? Yikes

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this is important

Pin this until he is found
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Re: BRKNG: NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Has Gone Missing In Syria... News Blackout
You can be sure he was not abducted by
the Assad government, because if he was,
the Pentagon would have shouted it from the
hilltops.
No, he was probably taken by the FSA extemists,
killed for not being a Muslim, and the Pentagon
is covering it up.
Also, know that "NBC" did not ask for a blackout,
only the Pentagon has that power, which they
exercise over all US mainstream media in real time.

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