Thursday, March 7, 2013

When Journalists Get Bullied

Ran across this editorial from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), noting that 68 journalists were killed on the job last year, and bemoaning that -
according to Guy Berger, Director of the Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development at UNESCO, is that “killers are not being brought to book.”
The editorial, and accompanying infographic bemoans what they call a culture of impunity that seems to be spreading - -despite international efforts to improve journalist safety, such as resulted in the United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists, adopted last November.  But as one journalist working in a high-risk area noted,
“Such initiatives haven’t done any good because there is no will to make the laws and programmes designed to protect journalists actually work.”

Source - Bylines Lost on the Frontline, WAN-IFRA editorial

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