When more than two dozen international editors convened in Boston on Friday for the International Press Institute/Associated Press Foreign Editors’ Circle, they discussed the challenges journalists face when working abroad.
A UNESCO conference in Paris sought to attract decision makers of news organizations so they could share good practices on the safety of journalists and “more proactively highlight the issue of journalist safety.”
“Several times a year, dedicated groups like this one gather to discuss the growing violence against journalists,” Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll told the Inter American Press Association this past weekend. “And every year the outrages grow, the bodies of our friends and colleagues fall and our anger boils over. And yet, nothing changes.”
In a time of increasing threats to journalists worldwide, Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said that news organizations need to carefully weigh the risks of reporting against journalists’ passion for telling untold stories.