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The Global Freelancer by Steve Dorsey

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7 Conflict Zones

There has never been a more dangerous time to be a journalist.

Journalists since war correspondents like Ernest Hemingway and Edward R. Murrow have faced the carnage and chaos of conflicts around the globe. In World War II, 68 foreign correspondents were killed, including legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper journalist Ernie Pyle.1 Sixty-six journalists were killed during the bloody Vietnam War.2 Most of the journalists killed in these 20th century wars died in vehicle or helicopter crashes, friendly fire, mines, or enemy attacks targeting the military convoys in which they were traveling.

But not until the Iraq War did the international journalism profession suffer its bloodiest conflict: Some 150 journalists were killed. ...

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