Frank Smyth "began his career reporting from El Salvador in the mid-1980s. He has covered Guatemala, Rwanda, Colombia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. In 1991, Iraqi authorities captured and imprisoned him while he was reporting on the Kurdish revolt in northern Iraq. His articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The Village Voice, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He also contributed to Crimes of War, a collection of essays on human rights and armed conflicts edited by Roy Gutman and David Rieff.
"Smyth has also served as an investigative consultant for the Human Rights Watch Arms Division and Amnesty International USA. He has collaborated with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He is a graduate of Boston College and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies." 
- Washington DC Rep, CPJ