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16 Journalists Killed in 2015/Motive Confirmed

By on Feb 18, 2015 in Journalists Killed | 0 comments

16 Journalists Killed in 2015/Motive Confirmed Terminology explained Kenji Goto, Freelance January 2015, in Unknown, Syria Randa George, Raja FM January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan Dalia Marko, Raja FM January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan Musa Mohamed, Raja FM January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan Boutros Martin, South Sudan Television January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan Adam Juma, Raja FM January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan Bernard Maris, Freelance January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Georges Wolinski, Charlie Hebdo January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Jean Cabut (Cabu), Charlie Hebdo January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Stephane Charbonnier (Charb), Charlie Hebdo January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Bernard Verlhac (Tignous), Freelance January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Elsa Cayat, Freelance January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Moustapha Ourrad, Charlie Hebdo January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Philippe Honoré, Freelance January 7, 2015, in Paris, France Khaled al-Washli, Al-Masirah TV January 4, 2015, in Dhamar, Yemen José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo , La Unión January 2, 2015, in Medellín de Bravo,...

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Introduction: A New World of News

By on Feb 17, 2015 in Journalist Security | 0 comments

The world is an increasingly dangerous place for journalists. On average, more than 30 journalists are murdered every year, and the murderers go unpunished in nearly nine of 10 cases. Hundreds of journalists each year are attacked, threatened, or harassed. Many are followed or have their phone calls and Internet communications intercepted. More than 150 are behind bars at any given time, some without being charged with a crime. The whereabouts of at least 35 journalists are unknown. Throughout the profession, journalists face emotional stress whenever they cover stories involving pain or loss of life, from the sexual abuse of children to terrorist attacks against civilians. The world is a smaller place for journalists, too. Digital technology enables nearly everyone to follow not only events in real time, but also reporting by specific journalists and media outlets. Violent and corrupt actors worldwide understand not only how information shapes perceptions, but how the work of individual journalists can threaten their activities. In some countries, an unprecedented level of partisanship on cable, broadcast, and Internet news outlets has blurred the lines between reporters and advocates, putting even more stress on the notion that journalists are neutral or professional observers. The result is a more hostile environment for the press in places from sleepy small towns to international war zones. Journalists everywhere need to watch their own and each other’s backs now more than ever before. The business of news is also different. Newsroom cutbacks have resulted in more freelancers reporting on the frontlines of stories, from overseas tsunamis to local highway accidents, ocean oil spills to political demonstrations, armed conflicts to organized crime. Although many of these stringers carry press credentials from major media organizations, they are still contract employees who may be responsible for their own preparation, equipment, insurance, and care. Citizen journalists of all kinds are likely to face the same challenges. Unpaid contributors are reporting stories for evolving new-media networks with little or no support or training. Today, more journalists than ever are deciding what stories to cover and how to approach them. In other words, they are working largely on their own. This guide details what journalists need to know in a new and changing world. It...

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