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May 4, 2013

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, we’re revisiting this video, which we first posted several months ago — it’s NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent, Richard Engel, detailing to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow the horrifying tale of how he was abducted by pro-Assad forces within Syria, and how he came to be freed. Engel is one of the lucky ones (extremely lucky, considering the content of his story) — 23 professional journalists have been killed covering the civil war, the majority of them Syrian, on top of dozens more slain citizen journalists. 

16:41 // 1 year ago
December 22, 2012

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Last night NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Richard Engel recounted, to Rachel Maddow, the tale of how he and his crew were kidnapped by government loyalists while en route to a rebel base in northern Syria. It’s a harrowing story, to be sure, but one most definitely worth your time.

20:00 // 1 year ago