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Joanne M. Lisosky

War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists?

War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists?

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Violent criminals and corrupt governmental officials harass, co-opt, and kill local and foreign journalists in countries from Mexico to Afghanistan, to Russia and the Philippines. Staggeringly, there has been little or no prosecution in 89 percent of journalist murders worldwide. Such widespread impunity is arguably one of the greatest threats to press freedom. A number of international organizations and advocates have developed efforts to mitigate this problem, but belligerents continue to act with few restraints and little, if any, accountability.

War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists? is an examination of the deteriorating and dangerous environment facing journalists and what stakeholders are doing to address this serious problem threatening democracy worldwide. The authors explore the peril facing journalists, delve into the legal and practical history of press protection, evaluate current safety strategies for journalists, and gather opinions from an array of local and international correspondents and practitioners on how to improve this untenable situation.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lisosky, Joanne M.
Published: 07/13/2011
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: 9780313385575
Pages: 267
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.10w x 0.90d
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