China Human Rights

Danny Schechter, ‘The News Dissector,’ Stood Up for Justice Near and Far

Danny Schechter at work in his office in Mulberry Street, New York City, 1989, during the production of the "South African Now" TV series. (Lisa Brittan)
Danny Schechter at work in his office in Mulberry Street, New York City, 1989, during the production of the "South African Now" TV series. (Lisa Brittan)

Danny Schechter, a writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and, above all, piercing analyst of the press, which earned him the rhyming sobriquet “The News Dissector” that...

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