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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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In U.S., Dangerous Misconceptions from TSA Poster
By Frank Smyth, October 1, 2010, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

Back in 2004, Iraqi gunmen loyal to the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr abducted U.S. freelance photographer Paul Taggert because, as they later told The Associated Press, they thought he was a spy. Now, a new poster from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration reinforces dangerous…

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Kevin McKiernan
By Frank Smyth, September 28, 2010, Colleagues´ Corner

Kevin McKiernan’s career as a journalist and filmmaker has taken him to some of the world’s most troubled regions, from Nicaragua to Iraq to West Africa.

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Hector Emanuel
By Frank Smyth, September 28, 2010, Colleagues´ Corner

Hector Emanuel is a Peruvian-born photojournalist with a Master’s degree in physics. His photos focus mainly on social and political issues in Latin America and the United States.

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