Could a ‘Journalist Rescue Fund’ take threatened reporters out of harm’s way?

Raju Narisetti suggests creating a Journalist Rescue Fund modeled after a program for protecting scholars threatened by their regimes, Scholar Rescue Fund. The Fund “would be at the heart of deeply held beliefs about free markets and free societies, the value of a free press, and the growing role of technology in furthering journalism communities and conversations around the world — all of which ought to stand for free expression,” writes Narisetti.

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