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Tricia Todd
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Tricia Todd is a Los Angeles based director and producer.
She just finished her most recent film, Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News. In this feature length documentary journalists reporting from Mexico, Russia and the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria tell their personal stories of kidnapping, intimidation, and beatings.

With Eric Matthies she co-directed Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year with Andre Williams,(SXSW premiere) about an underground rock legend’s struggle with fame and addiction. Declared “Tragic & Triumphant” by Documentary Film Channel, Agile… was officially selected for AFI Film Festival, NXNE Film Festival, Noisepop and the Chicago International Film Festival. Tricia’s other work includes the inspiring short form documentary, Ayamye*, a film about bicycles as sustainable, empowering transportation in rural villages in Ghana which was nominated for the Social Justice Fund at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2007.

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Journalists View Human Rights Through a Prism of Impunity

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 5:50 PM

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Photograph By Sebastian Meyer


I'm concerned about freedom of speech because it's my job, but it also concerns everybody else in general. When you put a journalist in danger, it means that before him, a whole chain of people have...

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Journalists at Risk

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 11:37 PM

In the month of October journalists have been threatened, attacked, killed and imprisoned. Two Iraqi journalists were shot and killed in Mosul, a television station was attacked in the Maldives and a broadcast journalist was jailed in Gambia. Journalists traveling with Greenpeace have been...

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Controlling the Flow: Thoughts on the Free Flow of Information Act

(7) Comments | Posted September 14, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Co-authored by Eric Matthies -- Co-Producer/Director of the documentary film, Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News


"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."
― Thomas Jefferson


On Thursday, the Senate voted...

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Committing Acts of Journalism

(20) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 8:40 PM

Co-authored by Eric Matthies -- Co-Producer/Director of the documentary film, Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News

The question of who is and who isn't a journalist should no longer be in question. Modern methods enable modern reporting. To quote journalism professor Jeff Jarvis:

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The United States vs. Freedom of Speech

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Co-authored by Eric Matthies - Co-Producer/Director of the documentary film, Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News


The criminalization of journalists in the United States is not a new occurrence, but the overt and veiled threats to reporters and their sources is becoming...

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Mexican Drug Gangs Attempt to Control the Message

(6) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 9:06 PM

Is it any coincidence that the two adult sons of prominent journalists in the northern state of Chihuahua were gunned down last weekend? Even though officials say that it had nothing to do with their parents work it seems more likely than not that it does have a...

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Why You Should Care About The Safety of Journalists

(24) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 4:01 PM

If no story is worth a life, then why is murder the number one cause of journalists' deaths worldwide? In addition to those who have been killed, dozens have been attacked, kidnapped, or forced into exile in connection with their coverage of crime and corruption.

Since UNESCO started...

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