From the Committee to Protect Journalists
Independent bloggers ARE journalists, in all the sense of the word. From China, to Syria, to Occupy Wall Street, to Superstorm Sandy, new mobile media opens up a whole new world of reportage. Credibility, transparency, and security. These are major issues for all the new bloggers and Tweeters around the planet.
Whereas a major network journalist may be “too big to kill”, stringers and independent journalists are at risk, with tragic consequences every day.
Here are some great guidelines as you plan your next foray into a state at war with itself, global resource conflicts, and passion-fueled local controversies.
- 2012 was a dangerous year for journalists (worldnews.nbcnews.com)
- ‘Daring’ daily in strike against Chinese censorship (thehindu.com)
- Media watchdog says 141 journalists killed in 2012 (dawn.com)
- Group: 232 journalists jailed worldwide (kypost.com)
- Record-number 232 journalists imprisoned worldwide; Turkey has most at 49: U.S. group (vancouversun.com)
Russell Imrie is a Networking and Content Specialist, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.
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