On Tuesday, March 27, PBS’s Frontline/World will conclude the “News War” series with a 60-minute report about global media. In the episode’s second story, "Requiem," correspondent Sheila Coronel pays tribute to reporters across the globe who have been killed, jailed or exiled for daring to speak truth to power. Last year, 2006, was one of the deadliest years on record for journalists and most did not die in combat. They were deliberately targeted, hunted down and murdered, often in their homes or offices, for investigating corruption, crime or human rights abuses. As the need for fair and accurate news coverage increases, Frontline/World looks at the dangers journalists confront to tell their stories.
Coronel is a professor of professional practice in investigative journalism and director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
“News War: Stories from a Small Planet” will air on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:00 p.m. on WNET/PBS, channel 13.
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