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The Green Blood Project

They wanted to tell the world about those who pose a threat to the environment. They have been threatened, imprisoned, or killed. 40 journalists have decided to pick up their investigations and to publish them broadly. This is the Green Blood Project.

The dangers of being a journalist

“The threats began once I started working on this story. They had put 5 detective agencies to tail me everywhere, wherever I go.”, Sandhya Ravishankar, a journalist, admitted. Jagendra Singh, who is also a fellow journalist, revealed, “They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead. What was the need to kill me?”

Between 2009 and 2019, at least 13 environmental journalists have been killed worldwide. Many of them were investigating mining.

“Being a journalist and investigating the environment, isn’t just about photographing polar bears, it’s also confronting local authorities that are extremely dangerous, sometimes extremely corrupt, or companies that aren’t transparent and that can make legal, judicial, even physical threats towards journalists. And lots of journalists are threatened, are imprisoned, are killed precisely because they wanted to expose an environmental scandal that affects all of us.”, Laurent Richard, the founder of Forbidden Stories, tells Brut.

Brut.

02/28/2020 12:52 PM
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17 comments

  • Andrea V.
    03/03/2020 03:24

    These folks don't give a shit about normal people nor the environment 😡 It is all about power and money.

  • Mark S.
    03/02/2020 13:50

    one of your best videos- keep up the good work

  • Monicmonac D.
    03/01/2020 21:33

    David et Goliath... Pessimisme absolu ! Ils meurent avec un courage infini mais vain. En notre âme et conscience... peut-on croire que ces forces du mal seront vaincues ?? Non, hélas non. Mais montrer ces pays en déliquescence est toujours absolument nécessaire... Alors bravo, merci !

  • Ingrid J.
    03/01/2020 09:32

    Heros ❤️

  • Kevin D.
    03/01/2020 02:19

    Every thing has accountability in today's world. Monitoring sustainability of way of life involves us all .

  • Salman S.
    02/29/2020 18:41

    Tragic

  • Amberlee C.
    02/29/2020 15:57

    Thanks for the raw, brave, much needed journalism !! Let's keep uncovering corporate greed, corruption at the highest levels, and spread the information for people like me to gain knowledge !! Thanks so much for the courageous journalists that risk their lives to get "the story", so they can get the info to the public !! It is greatly appreciated ✌️💙

  • Iyahnah I.
    02/29/2020 07:17

    They were definitely murdered

  • Jeanzi N.
    02/29/2020 06:39

    People....more people, have to pay attention to this!

  • Robin H.
    02/29/2020 02:05

    They should include the butterfly sanctuary activists and tour guides that have been murdered in Mexico by illegal loggers

  • Carol H.
    02/28/2020 22:42

    Just appalling !

  • Pauline N.
    02/28/2020 20:17

    oh they hate the indigenous that's for sure

  • Jacki E.
    02/28/2020 14:28

    It never ceases to amaze me, their live for wealth succeeds life to the point a heinous crime will be committed. Sickening!

  • Lilla W.
    02/28/2020 13:51

    That shows what people are capable of when it comes to money. Again people responsible for environment protection and justice there, big failure. The world has become a disgusting place to live in. Still I hope for kind hearted people not to give up.

  • Cindy G.
    02/28/2020 13:30

    I live in Canada where journalism attempts to investigate certain companies regarding their unethical practices etc. and have seen what a challenge they face. We're a relatively peaceful nation so I can't even imagine what journalists face in totalitarian regimes or when attempting to investigate corrupt businesses and their practices. The world needs to be serious about transitioning to green economies and possibly charging big business leaders and government heads who refuse to act about the fast approaching Climate Catastrophe with potential crimes against humanity. Perhaps too journalists involved in environmental issues should have special protection when participating in these "Forbidden stories".Sadly, these practices will not change unless the population is educated (but more importantly,cares) about what is going on. These journalist do not deserve threats, death, stalking, rape, intimidation etc etc. just for exposing a truth. In my world, they would be protected under the auspices of the United Nations - new Branch - Protection of Lifeforms. Anyone who posed a threat or harmed them would be charged with (new crime) crimes against Living Creatures.

  • Brut nature
    02/28/2020 13:00

    40 international journalists, all members of the network, have decided to continue the ongoing environmental investigations of other journalists who have been threatened, imprisoned or killed. The documentary series "Green Blood Project" will be broadcasted on French TV channel France 5 this Sunday, March 1st at 8.50 PM French time.

  • Andro B.
    02/28/2020 12:59

    when the power of love overcomes the love of power ; the world will know peace

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