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When journalists are reluctant to write about the travails of a troubled trade

Volume 9, Issue 1

September, 2003

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Robie, D. (2003). When journalists are reluctant to write about the travails of a troubled trade. Pacific Journalism Review, 9(1): 208-209. Review on Attacks on the Press in 2002, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, 2003. Freedom of the Press throughout the World, 2003, Reporters Sans Frontières, Paris, 2003. Live News: A survival Guide for journalists, International Federation of Journalists, Brussels, 2003. Dangerous Assignments: covering the Iraq War, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, 2002.
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed books by Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Sans Frontières,
Publication date: 
September, 2003

When the press come under attack, many reporters find themsevles in a dilemma, notes foreign correspondent Serge Schmemann, a member of The New York Times' editorial board. Writing the preface to the annual New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists' Attacks on the Press for volume 2002, he reminds journalists of who knows better than the failings of the press than they do.