Reduced Security for Journalists an Less Reporting from the Frontline
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Original versionHøiby MH, Ottosen RO: Reduced Security for Journalists an Less Reporting from the Frontline. In: Carlsson U. Freedom of Expression and Media in Transition. Studies and Reflections in the Digital Age, 2016. Nordicom p. 183-191
According to both UNESCO and NGOs working to protect the safety of journal- ists, the security situation for reporters and media workers in conflict zones has deteriorated greatly during the past decade. The present authors have under - taken a combined method of survey and in-depth interviews with one hun - dred journalists and editors in the field of war and conflict reporting in seven countries to discover whether, and how, they perceive the recent increase in threats and attacks against journalists at work in conflict zones. The study aims in particular to focus on the consequences such environmental security con - straints have for the journalistic output in general, and sets out to map in detail editors’ and journalists’ security routines prior to fieldwork and the aftereffects suffered from attacks.