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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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22. Journalists Overcome Obstacles through Crowdfunding and Determination

By Jessica Jerreat

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The rubble of a school bombed by the Sudanese government in 2012. Crowdfunding was central to setting up a news agency to cover the conflict.

Source: AP/Ryan Boyette

During South Africa’s Boer War, at the turn of the 20th century, a determined news organization relocated reporters, copy editors, and printing presses to the front line to ensure accurate reporting. In the Warsaw Ghetto, during World War II, a literal underground press, established to counter Nazi propaganda, required the nightly movement of cumbersome printing equipment to evade ...

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