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NBC News Team Safe and Unharmed After Caught in Crossfire in East Jerusalem Today

niPSLRwgAn NBC News team including foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin was caught in crossfire today in East Jerusalem. Mohyeldin is a former desk assistant at the NBC News DC bureau and a graduate of American University.

He posted video of rubber bullets fired and stun grenades thrown in the direction of Palestinian protesters and his team wearing gear labeled ‘press’ by Israeli forces to Instagram. NBC reports that Mohyeldin and his team are safe and unharmed. Read more

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(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)

*Party with Flacks: On Thursday night the Democratic Communicators Network is hosting another Hacks and Flacks happy hour at Top of the Hill (top floor of the Pour House). They’re calling it their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The hosts: Lis Smith, Ryan Rudominer, Brad Bauman, Karl Frisch, Chris Harris, Erikka Knuti and Matt Thornton. Don’t worry, they say. TV’s will be set to the NCAA championship. They’ll also be accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross for the relief effort in Japan.

*Can’t get enough of MSBC’s Chris Matthews? On Thursday he’ll be talking about his time spent in the Peace Corps when The National Archives holds a discussion on “The Early Years of the Peace Corps.” Other speakers (if they can get a word in edgewise)  include former Sen. Harris Wofford, D-Pa.; Bill Moyers, journalist; former Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn; and Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams. Where: Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, D.C.

*Find out about the “Reporting Revolution” with an Al Jazeera correspondent: On Thursday, March 24th at 8:30pm Cairo-based AJE correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who “has been at the heart of the story as events in Egypt unfolded” over the past months. Join him at Busboys and Poets (at 14th and V) for a special screening and discussion of his experiences in a region in turmoil and his thoughts on the future of the Middle East. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Covering the Human Aspects of War

On Wednesday September 29,  Al Jazeera English hosts an event at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall on “Reporting From the Frontlines.” The 7 p.m. event includes a special screening and talk with Emmy Award nominated Middle East reporters Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros and Al Jazeera English host Josh Rushing, a former Marine.

For more information, visit www.Aljazeera.Net/English.