Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Press Freedom: Does 'naming and shaming' work as journalists' death toll reaches record?
Simon concludes: "The tragedies of 2009 only make our challenge more clear. Creating vibrant and secure global media requires new strategic thinking to bring killers to justice, to reduce the number of journalists in jail, and to support reporters working in exile or in repressive environments. On all of these fronts, there has been progress.... Protestations from repressive governments about “foreign meddling” and “secret agendas” are evidence that our campaigns are having the intended effect. The revolution in global information has created new challenges, but “name and shame” is alive and well."
Picture: Honduran police surround AP photographer Dario Lopez-Mills as he covers protests that followed the June presidential coup. (Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas)