This podcast takes a look at three countries where reporting can be dangerous, where journalists may be attacked or killed while trying to get the story out.

It looks at the complex situation in Pakistan, hears from a citizen journalist in Sri Lanka, and from the editorial director of a newspaper in Mexico based in a city which is the disputed turf of two rival drug cartels.

Technology editor at Sarah Marshall speaks to:

  • Sanjana Hattotuwa, founder of Sri Lanka's citizen journalism site Groundviews
  • Elizabeth Rubin, a journalist who has just written a report for the Committee to Protect Journalists on the dangers of reporting from Pakistan
  • Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist and author
  • Javier Garza Ramos, editorial director, El Siglo de Torreon, Mexico

You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the iTunes podcast feed. interviewed Sanjana Hattotuwa and Javier Garca at the World Editors Forum in Bangkok, and spoke to Elizabeth Rubin and Ahmed Rashid at an event organised by the Committee to Protect Journalists in London.

Related: Sri Lanka: Using Google Earth as a storytelling tool

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