Rookie freelancers risking lives to cover the Arab Spring

As hundreds of journalists are attacked, jailed, threatened, or placed under surveillance each year, research by CPJ show many of the journalists are freelancers who are responsible for their own preparation, equipment, and safety.  In launching a new Journalist Security Guide, CPJ provides a blueprint for reporters and freelancers to take concrete steps for their physical and digital safety. 
Quoting CPJ Executive Director, Joel Simon, The Daily Beast reports on the hazards freelancers take in order to report the news from conflict areas.

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