Journalists at war

McNair, Brian (2011) Journalists at war. Journalism Practice, 5(4), pp. 492-495.

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Journalism is an especially hazardous profession when it takes the reporter into zones of war and conflict. The Committee to Protect Journalists records that in 2010 44 journalists were killed while carrying out their duties. Some of these were reporting conflict in Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and elsewhere. Others were on assignments covering crime and corruption in Mexico, Russia, Venezuela*all places where telling truth to power can easily get you killed, beaten or banged up. In the last 20 years some 874 journalists have been killed on the job, and we salute them all. Journalists get criticised a lot by we scholars, and often for good reason. They can be villains, for sure, but they can also be heroes, when they lay down their lives in the pursuit of the truth. As this piece was being edited, photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Libya.

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ID Code: 43492
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: zones of war and conflict
DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2011.580079
ISSN: 1751-2786
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Journalism Practice, 5(4), pp.492-495]. [Journalism Practice] is available online at informaworld.
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2011 21:44
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 03:48

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