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?
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
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…
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…