Resource December 21, 2015

Meet the Journalist: Saul Elbein

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Image by Saul Elbein. Cambodia, 2014.
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As illegal resource extraction spreads, the journalists who report on it often pay with their lives.

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Journalist Sa Piseth shows one of his articles on illegal logging in the Reaksmey Kom Khmer newspaper
Journalist Sa Piseth shows one of his articles on illegal logging in the Reaksmey Kom Khmer newspaper. Image by Saul Elbein. Cambodia, 2014.

In the last decade 41 journalists have died covering the environment—more journalists than were killed while reporting on war in Afghanistan. In the developing world, covering the environment can be tantamount to investigating organized crime, as journalist Saul Elbein documents in reporting for The California Sunday Magazine and other publications.

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