RE-EVALUATE RISKS

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Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, 2001
Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, 2001.

As Terry Anderson, CPJ honorary co-chairman and former Associated Press Beirut bureau chief, who was held hostage for nearly seven years in Lebanon, has said: “Always, constantly, constantly, every minute, weigh the benefits against the risks. And as soon as you come to the point where you feel uncomfortable with that equation, get out, go, leave it. It’s not worth it. There is no story worth getting killed for.”

  • Safety tips for journalists
    Safety tips for journalists
    On Assignment: Covering Conflicts Safely by the Committee to Protect Journalists.