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Shop Talk
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

Journalists remain under attack around the world

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2021 was another dangerous year for journalists, according to annual reports by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders.

As the RTDNA noted, the number of journalists jailed for their work hit a global record, more female journalists were arrested globally in 2021 than ever recorded, journalists “detained for their work” globally in 2021 is the highest on record, and a journalist was killed nearly every week around the world last year.

Reporters Without Borders named three countries as the worst for journalists: Myanmar, Belarus, and China.

Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues.  This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.