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News Media and Security Sector Reform: Reporters on Telling the Story


Marina Caparini



The collection serves as a brief introduction to some of the challenges confronting journalists when reporting on the safety, security and justice needs of people and communities, and the related issues of public interest about state efforts to serve and manage those needs. The articles reflect the experiences of journalists who have worked in a variety of conflict-affected or transitional environments around the world. Their insights underscore the critical roles played by journalists in informing and educating citizens, holding governments and those in power to account, and helping to rebuild communities shattered by conflict. The ability of journalists to report independently, accurately and with sensitivity to the broader implications of these core issues of public interest are integral to building more effective, accountable and responsive public governance of safety, security and justice.