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Over the past decade, 13 journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed and many more have suffered violence, harassment, intimidation and lawsuits. The Committee to Protect Journalists, which produced the tally, is investigating a further 16 deaths. It says the number of murders may be as high as 29, making this field of journalism one of the most dangerous after war reporting.
The Guardian investigative reporter Juliette Garside and the global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, talk to India Rakusen about their work on Green Blood: an investigation, led by Forbidden Stories, exposing how journalists reporting on environment issues across the world are being harassed, jailed and killed for trying to expose the truth.