Mar 14 2014

Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News

Fifty two year old Swedish journalist Nils Horner has become the latest casualty in the on-going undeclared global war on journalists. Today, the leading cause of workplace related deaths for journalists is murder in the line of work. While the murders of foreign war correspondents like Nils Horner and Daniel Pearl make international headlines, it is often the local journalists who are in even more danger while doing their work.

Now, a new documentary exploring the dangers facing journalists called Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News, asks survivors of violent attacks and kidnappings to tell their stories directly. Journalists working in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, or the midst of the drug war in Mexico, relate harrowing tales of surviving bombs, sniper fire, days in captivity, and the stories of their fallen fellow journalists.

GUESTS: Eric Matthies, Tricia Todd, Directors and producers of Killing the Messenger

There is a screening of Killing the Messenger on Friday March 14th at 7:30 pm at the LA Center for Photography, 755 Seward Street in Hollywood CA. Doors open at 6:30, the screening is at 7:30 pm, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Find out more about the film online at www.killingthemessengerfilm.com.

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