Similar Paths, Different Missions: International Journalists and Human Rights Observers

September 2010
Nieman Reports;Fall2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p59
The author discusses the interconnection of international journalists and human rights groups. He examines the works of the Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group that employs international journalists to document human rights abuses worldwide. He cites as example the coverage made by the advocacy group's researchers on the violence that occurred in Kyrgysztan, in which they interviewed the victims and witnesses, as well as consulted with United Nations agencies to get humanitarian aid to the affected people.


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