News BY Hannah Storm

INSI: September Newsletter

News BY Hannah Storm

Journalists are becoming propaganda - we must do more to protect them

News BY INSI

Journalism safety today: an in-depth report from INSI

SAFETY ADVISORY BY Richard Dawood

Advisory: Covering the Ebola outbreak

September marked the start of an important new project for INSI.

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I met the photojournalist John Cantlie in 2012, at a Frontline Club discussion of journalists’ safety. The raw power of the images he showed me was impressive but I was also struck by the passion with which he spoke about the need for reporters to take safety seriously.

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The high profile deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff threw a spotlight on the terrible dangers faced by journalists and raised questions about how they stay safe in a world where being a member of the press no longer provides immunity or protection.

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This is the largest known outbreak of the disease and the first in West Africa.

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JOURNALISTS UNDER ATTACK

  • Africa
    • Nigeria

      Gunmen kill journalist in Kaduna, Nigeria

    • Somalia

      Prominent Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu

    • Libya

      Woman journalist found with throat slit in southern Libya

    • Mexico

      Journalist killed in north-western Mexico

    • Peru

      Peruvian radio host's wife killed in attack on station

    • Paraguay

      Journalist and assistant murdered in Paraguay, as security situation deteriorates

    • Turkey

      Lebanese-American journalist killed in car crash near Turkey's border with Syria

    • Cambodia

      Cambodian journalist killed reporting on illegal log trade

    • Iraq

      Islamic State group kills Iraqi journalist

    • Ukraine

      Missing Russian photojournalist found dead in Eastern Ukraine

    • Russia

      Independent journalist murdered in Kabardino-Balkaria

    • Ukraine

      Russian journalist killed in Ukraine

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