Facing Risk: Journalists and their Families

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Facing Risk is a powerful film that urges journalists who are committed to reporting from the world's hotspots to engage in difficult but essential conversations with their families before leaving on assignment. Interviews with kidnapped journalists and their families bring the risks and dangers faced by those who are committed to freedom of the press into sharp focus.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If class members are unfamiliar with David Rohde, Michael Scott Moore, and James Foley, have them use the provided links to learn more about these journalists before showing the film
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • The film is all the more powerful because it focuses only the reflections of the survivors
  • Links are provided for those who want to learn more about the three journalists mentioned in the video
Cons
  • None