Highlighting the human cost of journalism, and how murder of journalists is a form of censorship
Sep 17, 2019
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal. Numerous journalists die every year reporting the news. And while many people have heard of high-profile cases like Jamal Khashoggi, the general public is completely unaware of the tragic scope of the situation: 1,337 journalists have been killed in the line of duty since 1992.
We created a memorial movement bringing attention to the human cost of journalism: The Last Column. An integrated initiative featuring a logo made of the names of the 1,337 journalists killed in action, a book gathering the final works of more than twenty murdered journalists, and video & audio interviews with their friends and families. A way to immortalize the courageous men and women killed in the service of newsgathering.
Images and Video courtesy of Ron Haviv/VII, CNN & CPJ