TITLE

Freelancers' Vital Role in International Reporting

AUTHOR(S)
Thayer, Nate
PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2001, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments that the key role played by foreign freelance journalists in providing the backbone of international coverage highlights the importance of the principle of a free press from the influence of any government. Lessons from Cambodia and Afghanistan; Role and life of a freelance journalist.
ACCESSION #
5930119

 

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