Increasing Conflicts in Middle East Put Local Journalists At Risk

The death of a 17-year-old freelance photographer in Syria has raised the specter of responsibility when hiring locals in hostile areas.

With the three-year anniversary of the beginning of the Arab Spring here, journalists across the Middle East are inherently taking more dangerous assignments, leaving major media outlets in the West to reconsider hiring and acquiring practices. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 70 journalists were killed around the world in 2013,