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Update from Tripoli: a journalist's story

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Newsletter: October 2014

News BY Hannah Storm

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

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Journalism safety today: an in-depth report from INSI

My story begins at the end of 2012 after the revolution that brought down Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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This month has reminded us that journalists are not just at risk in the conflict zones of the world. INSI has recorded the deaths in October of news media colleagues in Cambodia, Myanmar, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay as well as in Pakistan, along the Turkish border with Syria and in Iraq.

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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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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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