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Killing the Messenger: Journalists at Risk in Modern Warfare

Killing the Messenger: Journalists at Risk in Modern Warfare (Hardback)

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Killing the Messenger reveals the dangerous new face of war and journalism. Covering armed conflicts has always been dangerous business, but in the past, press heroes like Ernie Pyle and Edward R. Murrow faced only the danger of random bullets or bombs. Today's war correspondent is actually in the cross hairs, a target of combatants on all sides of conflicts. In their own words, correspondents describe the new dangers they face and attempt to explain why they are targeted. Killing the Messenger reveals the dangerous new face of war and journalism. Covering armed conflicts has always been dangerous business, but in the past, press heroes like Ernie Pyle and Edward R. Murrow faced only the danger of random bullets or bombs. Today's war correspondent is actually in the cross hairs, a target of combatants on all sides of conflicts. In this book, correspondents describe the new dangers they face, and attempt to explain why they are targeted. Is it simply that modern combatants are more brutal than in the past, or has journalism changed, making correspondents players, rather than observers, in modern warfare?

Extended interviews with correspondents who have been abducted and tortured during Middle East conflicts shed chilling light on this new face of war. These journalists, who have paid dearly to bring first-hand images of war to the public, offer some surprising insights into the nature and motivation of their kidnappers, and the reasons why reporters are targeted. They display no self-pity and little inclination to blame anyone other than themselves. At the same time, they are candid in describing the violence within Iraq and without. Ways to reduce the risks for reporters are discussed, but these editors and correspondents suggest that, short of withdrawing into isolated and protected enclaves, they may be facing an indefinite escalation of violence against journalists.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesPress & journalism Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 01/03/2006 ISBN-13: 9780275987862  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Herbert N. Foerstel is the former Head of Branch Libraries at the University of Maryland, board member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, and editor of Maryland Library Association's newspaper. He is the author of many books on free press issues, including Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Patriot Act in Libraries (Libraries Unlimited, 2004), Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries (Greenwood Press, 2002), From Watergate to Monicagate: Ten Controversies in Modern Journalism and Media (Greenwood Press, 2001), Freedom of Information and the Right to Know (Greenwood Press, 1999), Banned in the Media: A Reference Guide to Censorship in the Press, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and the Internet (Greenwood Press, 1998), Free Expression and Censorship in America: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 1997), and Surveillance in the Stacks: The FBI's Library Awareness Program (Greenwood Press, 1991).

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