When war reporting is a coin toss between bravery or bravado

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Channel 4 News’ Lindsey Hilsum on the difficulty of deciding whether to take the risk of entering a war zone

In the summer issue of Index on Censorship there is an essay by Lindsey Hilsum, the international editor for Channel 4 News, in which she muses on whether media outlets should still send journalists to war zones.*

She reminds readers of her friendship with the Sunday Times’ Marie Colvin, who was killed while covering the siege of Homs in Syria in 2012.

“We always have to ask ourselves whether the level of risk is worth the story. What is bravery, and what is bravado?”

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