Why are environmentalists being murdered? | Inside Story


Around the world, environmental activists are being arrested, jailed, and even killed for trying to protect our planet.
UK-based group Global Witness has recorded the highest number of murders since it began its annual survey a decade ago.
212 people were killed in 2019 for campaigning against issues such as illegal logging, mining and deforestation.
40 percent of the victims were from indigenous communities.
So what’s behind the rise in these attacks? And will the perpetrators be brought to justice?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Chris Madden – Senior Campaigner at Global Witness and author of the report.

Sam Cowie – Multimedia Journalist in Brazil.

Wahyu Perdana – Campaign Manager at the Indonesian Forum for the Environment.

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