Independent Journalists Who Challenge Dictators, Druglords and Other Enemies of a Free Press

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"Anthony Collings takes us into the world of independent journalists and the daily challenges they face confronting dictators, hostile military, and narcoterrorists. Unfettered by any ties to those in positions of power, these guerrilla journalists are often the first on a story - whether reporting on corruption in Mexico, organized crime in Russia, or sexual scandal in the Middle East - and accordingly face the brunt of their subject's wrath." "Relying on interviews, professional contacts, and his own experiences, Collings explores the dilemmas
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Overview

"Anthony Collings takes us into the world of independent journalists and the daily challenges they face confronting dictators, hostile military, and narcoterrorists. Unfettered by any ties to those in positions of power, these guerrilla journalists are often the first on a story - whether reporting on corruption in Mexico, organized crime in Russia, or sexual scandal in the Middle East - and accordingly face the brunt of their subject's wrath." "Relying on interviews, professional contacts, and his own experiences, Collings explores the dilemmas and strategies of journalists who persevere in the face of war, repressive governments, and criminal aggression, with particular emphasis on the role of the Internet."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814716069
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 269

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Map: World Press Freedom
Introduction 1
I Looking for Trouble: The Behavior of Independent Journalists
1 "They Are the News": Facing Mexican Druglords 13
2 She Had to Be There: Taking Risks in Russia 26
3 Opening the Door: Courage in Asia 36
4 Guerrilla Journalists: Underground in Nigeria 44
5 A Precious Pen: Defiance around the World 53
II Pushing the Envelope: Stories That Trigger Attack
6 The General's Mercedes: Crime and Corruption 65
7 A Veiled Woman: The Separatists 77
8 Brother against Brother: Civil War 89
9 In the Thick of It: Protests and Riots 99
10 Money at Stake: Economic Secrets 105
11 The President's Mistress: Exposes 113
12 We Are Not Amused: Satire 120
III Shoot the Messenger: Types of Attacks on Journalists
13 We Have Ways: Violence and Imprisonment 135
14 We Have Other Ways: Legal and Economic Pressures 142
IV The Messenger Reacts: Responding to Attacks
15 Chilled or Defiant: The Painful Choice 153
16 Cat and Computer Mouse: Using the Internet 167
17 The Great Firewall: China and the Internet 186
18 Send in Uncle Walter: Advocacy Groups 195
Conclusion: Tomorrow's News: The Outlook 210
Notes 225
Bibliography 253
Index 255
About the Author 269
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