FrankSmyth.com

How the NRA became the fringe
By Frank Smyth, January 28, 2013, MSNBC

Today’s NRA’s interpretation of the Second Amendment seems to put it to the right of not only most Americans, including most gun owners, but also the Roberts Supreme Court and even Justice Antonin Scalia…

read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Unmasking the NRA’s Inner Circle
By Frank Smyth, January 16, 2013, Mother Jones

The NRA operates more like a corporation or politburo than a typical nonprofit or lobbying organization. Its shadowy leaders include the CEO who sells Bushmaster assault rifles used in the Newtown tragedy, and a top director who lives a few miles from Newtown’s…

read more »
Even Court-Approved Extraditions Have a Troubled, Bloody History in Guatemala
By Frank Smyth, July 5, 2012, InsightCrime.org

The last time Guatemala extradited one of its own drug lords was nearly 20 years ago. And the complications faced by US agencies back then have continued to plague US efforts through six administrations led by four…

read more »
Solidarity, a key to security, eludes Salvadoran press
By Frank Smyth, May 25, 2012, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

The original blog is posted here. By Frank Smyth/Senior Adviser for Journalist Security No other journalists are remembered quite like this. Visitors looking through the glass display at the Monsignor Romero Center & Martyrs Museum in San Salvador see the pajamas and other clothes that three Jesuit university priests were wearing when they were shot down by automatic

…read more »
Caveat utilitor: Satellite phones can always be tracked
By Frank Smyth, April 10, 2012, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

The Telegraph in London was the first to report that Syrian government forces could have “locked on” to satellite phone signals to launch the rocket attacks that killed journalists Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik…

read more »
Guatemala’s Cycles of Crime
By Frank Smyth, January 13, 2012, World Policy Journal

For Guatemala and its majority Mayan population time is repeating itself. A former military commander and intelligence chief with a bloody past promises to bring law and order to the Central American nation. Worried about rising crime and the increasingly violent penetration by Mexican drug cartels, voters elected Otto Pérez Molina…

read more »
Murdering with Impunity: The Rise in Terror Tactics Against News Reporters
By Frank Smyth, November 14, 2010, Harvard International Review

More journalists were killed last year than ever before. No doubt the world has become a more dangerous…

read more »


Page 3 of 25
1
2
3
4
5
10
20
...
Last »