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Frank Smyth

Frank Smyth is a journalist who has specialized in armed conflicts, organized crime and human rights, reporting from nations including El Salvador, Guatemala, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Jordan and Iraq. Working for Human Rights Watch, Smyth documented the role of France in arming Rwanda before its 1994 genocide, and the role of U.S. agencies in establishing covert intelligence networks in Colombia. Smyth has reported, produced and filmed for CBS News radio and television, and written for publications including The Nation, The Village Voice, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, World Policy Journal, Foreign Affairs and Harvard International Review. Smyth has testified before the Organization of American States, the International Commission of Jurists, and the U.S. Congress. He is co-author of Dialogue and Armed Conflict, and a contributor to The Iraq War Reader and Crimes of War. His study, "Painting the Maya Red: Military Doctrine and Speech in Guatemala's Genocidal Acts," was published in 2010 by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Smyth is a graduate of Boston College and The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He has been awarded for journalism as well as his service to the journalism community. Smyth is Senior Advisor for Journalist Security at the Committee to Protect Journalists. He is Founder and Executive Director of Global Journalist Security, a consulting and training firm.