The risks and importance of international reporting


Guests: Rob Mahoney and Kelly McEvers

The beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff at the hands of the Islamic State are stark reminders of the risks journalists face when reporting the news from the world’s most dangerous places. Whether it’s covering a war zone or a disease epidemic, reporters abroad frequently find themselves facing a host of risks. In this hour of Radio Times, ROB MAHONEY, deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, joins us to talk about the challenges of reporting from hot spots across the globe. We’ll also hear from KELLY MCEVERS about her time as the head of NPR’s Beirut bureau and the dangers she faced while doing her job.

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