As censorship increases worldwide, journalists are being attacked, kidnapped and even killed for exposing the truth.
Murder is the leading cause of work-related deaths for journalists as censorship increases worldwide. Journalists have been killed, attacked, kidnapped, or forced into exile because of their coverage of war, crime and corruption.
In 2006, UN resolution 1738, which demanded greater safety for journalists in conflict areas, was passed. Since then, over 600 news media workers have been killed, while more have been imprisoned or disappeared while on the job. Countless others have been intimidated into self-censorship or have gone into exile.
Journalists reporting from Mexico, Russia and the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria tell their personal stories of kidnapping, intimidation, and beatings. They have experienced the loss of colleagues in the field and have been close to death themselves.
Killing the Messenger features exclusive, first-hand accounts of journalists who have faced dire consequences in their pursuit of the news.
Source: Al Jazeera
A special episode to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
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