The Perilous Pursuit of Truth: Investigative Journalists in Hostile Times

As of this writing, 28 journalists have been killed in 2018, 262 were imprisoned in 2017, and 58 are currently marked as missing. Every day in countries across the globe, journalists put their lives at risk to expose the truth: truth about human rights, political corruption, drug trafficking, environmental crime. What can journalists (and the rest of us) do to secure their safety — and preserve our collective right to know the truth?

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: Technology

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