Should Journalists Be Allowed To Carry

The traditional wisdom had been that a journalist must take care not to to be allowed to accompany England-based bombers on air raids. If a journalist has a clear background and willingness to carry they absolutely should, and they should be allowed. The question isnt should.

CAN WAR CORRESPONDENTS CARRY GUNS

It is strongly discouraged. Sometimes outright forbidden. We do wear bulletproof vests (that protect even the neck and crotch) and kevlar. A young journalist, carrying a camera and a gun, walks down a street in Aleppo, Syria. dangers,” says Nenad Sebek, a former BBC war correspondent. and Chechnya, he knew he was prepared as any journalist could be.

CAN REPORTERS CARRY GUNS

It is strongly discouraged. Sometimes outright forbidden. We do wear bulletproof vests (that protect even the neck and crotch) and kevlar. Reporters discuss merits of carrying guns at public meetings I don't see the need, and I don't know if I can conceive of the circumstance.

JOURNALISTS IN WAR ZONES

Going into the war zone requires journalists to make from the outset a clear ethical choice about how they intend to do their work. Journalists are increasingly threatened and assassinated in conflict zones worldwide. But could the need for their protection be causing harm to.