Covering the environment is a surprisingly dangerous beat for journalists around the world. Over the last decade, as many as 29 reporters have been killed for their work on environmental stories.
On this edition of Global Journalist, the story of an Indian journalist burned to death for reporting on illegal mining and a Guatemalan journalist forced into hiding for covering pollution protests. Plus: how a group of international investigators are trying to follow environmental stories too dangerous for the local press to report.
Joining the program:
- Laurent Richard, founder, Forbidden Stories
- Juliette Garside, reporter, The Guardian
- Eric Freedman, professor of environmental journalism, Michigan State University
Producer: Edom Kassaye