Four women photojournalists have joined forces to tell the story of the more than 200 women that were raped during four terrible days in July and August of last year in Walikale in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We want to put a human face to what is now only a number.”
DUBLIN, Jan. 12, 2011 (Emphas.is) –– Fifty-seven journalists were killed in 2010, according to the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders. That’s a 25% drop from 2009 but still a staggering number and a reminder that journalism can be a very dangerous business.
For this reason Emphas.is has reached an agreement with Reporters Without Borders and Escapade Insurances in Canada to offer dedicated insurance plans to all participating photojournalists.
German photographer CHRISTOPH BANGERT is part of a new generation of photojournalists that came of age post-9/11 and well into the internet era. “The difference with former generations is perhaps that we take a broader view. We know that it is not enough to have good pictures; you have to be good at communicating too.”