Howard Kurtz uses the release of Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig as a backdrop for a story on the dangers of newsgathering around the world…
It’s official: Being a foreign correspondent is one of the world’s most thankless jobs.
Those who ply the journalistic trade around the globe are increasingly subjected to bombings, shootings, kidnappings or simply being jailed on spying charges. Yesterday’s release in Gaza of two Fox News journalists who had been abducted was a welcome relief, but also a powerful reminder that reporting in war zones is a treacherous business in which Western correspondents are now deemed high-value targets.
For all the abuse heaped on journalists these days, it’s worth remembering that there is a hardy band of reporters, producers, cameramen and photographers who risk their lives and put their families through great stress simply to tell the rest of us what is transpiring in faraway lands.