7. Between Conflict and Stability: Journalists in Pakistan and Mexico Cope with Everyday Threats

By Daniel DeFraia

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Mexican journalists hold photos of killed colleagues during a demonstration in Mexico City on February 23, 2014, against the kidnapping and murder of Veracruz reporter Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz.

Source: Reuters/Henry Romero

The Pakistani journalist knew the risk, but he wrote the story about the militants anyway. Years earlier he had been shot, after reporting on another taboo subject, but for him the freelance work was thrilling, even after he had to marry his girlfriend in secret and flee Pakistan without her—and still ...

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