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13 Mar 2012
The challenges faced by women journalists working in conflict and danger zones around the world were highlighted at the launch of INSI's ground-breaking book 'No Woman's Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters'.
A panel of prominent journalists moderated by BBC special correspondent Lyse Doucet, ranged over critical issues raised by some of the 40 female journalists who had written for the book. The platform, at the Thomson Reuters building in London last Thursday also included freelance photographer Kate Brooks, Sky News Head of International News Sarah Whitehead, CNN Presenter Nima Elbagir, Reuters reporter Maria Golovnina and Head of News for BBC World News Andrew Roy.
Introduced by INSI President Chris Cramer, the event began with a silent tribute to 75 female journalists who have died covering the news since 2003, the year the International News Safety Institute was founded. The recent death of Marie Colvin in Syria was a tragic reminder of the dangers of frontline reporting.
CBS correspondent Lara Logan, whose shocking assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square last year inspired the book, wrote the foreword to 'No Woman's Land', a collection of compelling stories describing the risks, the challenges and the emotional and physical impact of danger on newswomen around the globe.
The book also contains safety advice and guidance for all journalists.
>> Click here to watch the panel debate
>> Click here to buy a copy of 'No Woman's Land'