Inside Story – Journalists under attack around the world

Al Jazeera English

Published on Dec 28, 2014
The number of attacks and kidnappings of media workers soared in 2014. Carefully staged murders of reporters became all too common. And governments around the world increasingly used national security as an excuse to detain journalists and stifle criticism of their actions. The Middle East, and Syria in particular, was the worst place to be a journalist. While China, Iran and Eritrea were among the countries that imprisoned the most journalists. Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: William Horsley – International Director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media at the University of Sheffield. Martin Schibbye – A Freelance Journalist, who spent 14 months in an Ethiopian prison after being found guilty of terrorism. Alison Bethel McKenzie – Executive Director of the International Press Institute.

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