'We Want To Negotiate' with Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon

Miranda Sita
February 11, 2019

We're kicking off season two of UNDERREPORTED with guest Joel Simon, who in nearly two decades at the Committee to Protect Journalists has worked on dozens of hostages cases, to delve into the heated hostage policy debate. We Want to Negotiate is an exploration of the ethical, legal, and strategic considerations of a bedeviling question: Should governments pay ransom to terrorists?

 

 

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