Killing the Messenger : The Deadly Cost of News is a riveting documentary showing what censorship looks like close up, revealing the true human cost of news and what it takes to stay alive to get the story.
Journalists reporting in Mexico, Russia and the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria relate stories of kidnapping, intimidation and beatings. Their vividly rendered tales about the loss of colleagues in the field and narrow escapes from death point to their dedication to the job, and the illusion of any real protection. These stories are heartfelt, captivating, shocking – and unforgettable.
Murder is the leading cause of work-related deaths for journalists as censorship increases worldwide. Journalists reporting from Mexico, Russia and the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria tell their personal stories of kidnapping, intimidation, and beatings. They’ve experienced the loss of colleagues in the field and have been close to death themselves. Their stories are heartfelt, captivating, engaging and at moments – shocking. If no story is worth a life, then why is murder the number one cause of journalists’ deaths worldwide? In addition to those who have been killed, dozens have been attacked, kidnapped, or forced into exile in connection with their coverage of crime and corruption. In the last decade, unpunished violence against members of the press has skyrocketed. Governments routinely fail to solve or even investigate these crimes, and in some places, on some stories, reporting ceases altogether.
Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News, features exclusive, first-hand accounts of journalists who have faced dire consequences in their pursuit of the news.
Watch "Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost Of News"
Sunday, February, 2nd at 9E/6P