Dallas VideoFest 27 will present Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News. Murder is the leading cause of work-related deaths for journalists as censorship increases worldwide. Journalists reporting from Mexico, Russia and the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria tell their personal stories of kidnapping, intimidation, and beatings.
They’ve experienced the loss of colleagues in the field and have been close to death themselves. Their stories are heartfelt, captivating, engaging and at moments – shocking. If no story is worth a life, then why is murder the number one cause of journalists’ deaths worldwide? In addition to those who have been killed, dozens have been attacked, kidnapped or forced into exile in connection with their coverage of crime and corruption.
Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News features exclusive, first-hand accounts of journalists who have faced dire consequences in their pursuit of the news. Sponsored by Press Club of Dallas.