The Legacy of Berta Cáceres: What Environmentalists Can Learn From Human Rights Groups
By Frank Smyth, July 19, 2016, Philanthropy News Digest

Does anyone doubt a link between the work of frontline environmentalists and global warming? Yet how many activists, let alone the public, are aware of the rising murder toll of local environmental activists?

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Practicing journalism in a smaller, riskier world
By Frank Smyth, July 1, 2011, Montana Journalism Review

Practicing journalism in a smaller, riskier world By Frank Smyth                 I’m old enough to have handled Moveable type — long, rectangular pieces of steel or lead with a letter, character, number, punctuation mark or space forged at one end. In 1976, at 15, I had a part-time job as a letterpress clerk at my hometown

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In Oakland, Progress in Bailey Murder Prosecution
By Frank Smyth, April 22, 2009, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

The killers of journalists in many less developed nations often work in collusion with corrupt government officials, CPJ research has long shown. For more than a year irregularities in the Oakland police investigation into…

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Death of an Anthropologist
By Frank Smyth, March 1, 1992, The Progressive

An unusual cartoon appeared recently in a Guatemalan newspaper. It showed the small figure of Helen Mack swinging a hammer, chipping away at a towering brick wall that symbolized more than thirty-seven years of military impunity. Helen Mack is leading her family’s investigation of the September 1990 assassination of her sister, Myrna…

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