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War reporting, international humanitarian law and the legacy of Balibo

Tony Maniaty in East Timor

Volume 16, Issue 1

May, 2010

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Maniaty, T. (2010). War reporting, international humanitarian law and the legacy of Balibo. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(1): 30-38.
Reporting Wars
Author(s): Tony Maniaty
Publication date: 
May, 2010

Commentary: 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 carefully-rehearsed 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.