The Washington Post has published the first installment in an ongoing series examining the human cost of reporting the news around the world.
As a professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Dana Priest organized a student project called “Press Uncuffed” to raise awareness of imprisoned journalists and funding for the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Following is an excerpt from the first article in this series:
“The most famous television journalist in Pakistan lives like a fugitive. Hamid Mir tells no one where he is going, how he will get there or where he will spend the night.”
“The attack on Mir and the continuing death threats against him are emblematic of a broad backlash against transparency and independent journalism in many parts of the world.
“Six out of seven citizens have little or no access to insightful reporting about their governments even though the Internet has made other types of information ubiquitous, according to organizations that monitor reporting internationally.”
Read more on washingtonpost.com: Living Like a Fugitive