January 22, 2013 Leave a comment
By Helena Williams
The International News Safety Institute has updated their safety advisory for journalists and news crews covering the conflict in Mali, to include a section about background research.
The updated information (Mali as at 22/01/13) advises media workers to carry out background research before covering the Mali story. The conflict is not just a case of ‘Islamists against the West’ – rather, it is a combination of unrest among the country’s Tuaregs, mercenary forces from Gaddafi’s era, local Islamist militia and remnants of the Islamist rebellion in Algeria in the 199o’s.