As founding director of the International News Safety Institute (INSI), Rodney Pinder is committed to protecting journalists worldwide. He is particularly concerned with the safety and welfare of local news media workers (e.g., freelancers, stringers, fixers) in developing nations where journalists “operate under a blanket of fear”— often targeted because their reporting threatens powerful interests. “In many countries, a free press is endangered,” Pinder says, noting how the majority of journalist fatalities are not international reporters and camera people killed covering war but local journalists trying to investigate crime and corruption who are murdered in their own homeland.
October 20, 2011
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