The Committee to Protect Journalists reported that 70 journalists were killed for their work in 2013. Two-thirds of those killings occurred in the Middle East.
No bulls eye on our back
Times are changing
The NBC News team was so confident that we were not anybody’s conscious targets that we produced a t-shirt with the NBC logo on the front, and on the back of the T-shirt across the shoulders, the word sahafi – Arabic for journalist.Abdallah Schleifer
Because of the increasing danger, many foreign news organizations hesitate to send their own nationals in to cover and increasingly rely on local journalists employed either as staff or contracted free lancers; a category, combined with local journalists working for local media, constitutes the largest number of victims.SHOW MORE