Information Warfare: December 27, 2002

Archives

Information War is often fought to the death, particularly when it comes to dealing with media reports criminal organizations don't agree with. It's been a rough year for journalists, with 67 reporters and support staff killed while on assignment. The most dangerous nations were Colombia, Russia and Pakistan as the most dangerous places for reporters and media writers. Publishing information that outlaw organizations don't like is the most common cause of death. In Colombia it's drug cartels, in Russia it's gangsters and corrupt politicians and in Pakistan it's Islamic radicals. Corruption and radicalism was also the cause of journalists getting murdered in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Mexico, Brazil and the Philippines. Many other nations, particularly China, shut down unwanted views via the local legal system, arresting and sometimes imprisoning journalists who publish views the government doesnt agree with. Whether it's jail or murder, the message gets across. Many more journalists just quietly avoid stories that could get them into trouble, or dead. Foreign journalists and wire service reporters often continue reporting the dangerous stories, but not as accurately, thoroughly or persistently as locals. Bombs, bullets and arrest warrants are also Information War weapons.

 


Article Archive

Information Warfare: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close