Journalists in war zones

Minnesota Public Radio takes a look at how the recent deaths of journalists in Egypt remind us of the important and dangerous jobs these professionals have.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 16 journalists worldwide have been killed in combat or crossfire so far this year. (That number comes in addition to eight who were killed on what the committee calls “dangerous assignments” and nine who were murdered.)

Despite the danger, reporters and photographers continue to accept and even seek assignments in war zones, and the advent of smart phones that can make audio and video recordings has given rise to so-called “war tourists” trying to join them.