Murder Without Borders: Dying for the Story in the World's Most Dangerous Places
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Murder Without Borders: Dying for the Story in the World's Most Dangerous Places

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“I am not interested in why man commits evil; I want to know why he does good.”
— Vaclav Havel

What makes a poor, small-town journalist stay on a story even though threatened with certain death, and offered handsome rewards for looking the other way?

Over four years, Terry Gould has travelled to Colombia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Russia and Iraq – the countries in which...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Random House Canada
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Carlyn Craig
This book was published in the USA with a different title, "Marked for Death: Dying for the Story in the World's Most Dangerous Places." There are a few reviews of this important and timely book listed under the alternate title.
Scott Harris
Terry Gould's account of journalists who have been murdered as a reaction to their work is surprising. The statistic quoted in the opening chapter is 720 journalists since 1992. This is a staggering number of executions. While he only highlights a few stories, from Columbia, Russia, Bangladesh and Iran, it is evident that honest journalism is in now way a safe profession in many countries and regions around the world. By helping draw attention to this, Gould is raising awareness with a few to st...more
This was a fascinating book about journalists who have been killed throughout the world. I hadn't spent a lot of time thinking about how dangerous being a journalist, and continuing to speak the true, is in so many places around the world. And that we so rarely think about or hear about it in North America.
I didn't actually finish this book. It was interesting and I learned a lot, but it was also very political and a bit difficult to read. Just over halfway through, I decided not to read anymore.
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