In light of the recent increase of attacks on freedom of press around the world, Storyhunter is commissioning a global web series on journalist repression. Two French journalists were killed last month in Mali, adding to a total of 48 journalists killed this year in direct reprisal for their work or while covering violence or protests, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Governments and other organizations often jail journalists, with a record 232 imprisoned in 2012, preventing them from uncovering wrongdoing or human rights abuse. Storyhunter is paying US$1200 for each 4-8 minute, character-driven story, and the December 10th pitching deadline is quickly approaching.
If you're a freelance video journalist or documentary filmmaker, help us get the truth out, raise awareness, and hopefully exert pressure on those who try to silence our fellow colleagues.
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