706 journalists facing violence, imprisonment and harassment have gone into exile worldwide between 2000 and 2011. Most of them have not been able to return home.
Conor O’Loughlin and Pytrik Schafraad aim to show how the experience of fleeing their homelands has affected the motivations and professional standards of these journalists. The study consists of in-depth interviews with journalists in exile. The interviews show that journalists are strongly committed to the truth but their reasons for doing so can vary somewhat.
The article is published by Observatorio and it is available here.
Picture: Moving on by Susanne Nilsson, licence: CC BY-SA 2.0