War reporting, international humanitarian law and the legacy of Balibo

Pacific Media Centre
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Journal Article
Pacific Journalism Review, 2010, 16 (1), pp. 30 - 38
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Organisations like the International News Safety Institute (INSI), formed in 2001 and based in Brussels, have created an impressive global network to help news workers facing danger on assignment; as well, big networks such as the BBC, CNN and the ABC have adopted measures including battlefield security courses, protective gear, first-aid training, and carefullyrehearsed exit strategies. Despite all this, reporters are still being targeted, and too many governments are still ignoring, and even giving support to, the killing of journalists.
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