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Environmental journalists censored and assaulted

http://www.ifex.org/international/2009/12/16/climate_change/

Publisher:  IFEX
Date Written:  16/12/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article

Journalists worldwide risk their lives to report on environmental degradation. In the fight against climate change, the media is a watchdog for corrupt governments that obstruct efforts to protect the environment. The media also plays a critical role in engaging the public through stories and research. But journalists who cover illegal logging and the polluting of rivers are increasingly censored, imprisoned, assaulted and at times killed.

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