Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.
Photojournalists embody truth tellers, activists, heroes and liberators. The effects of these jobs are long-term, many die before even seeing a difference. They put themselves in grave danger, and sometimes never return.
The dramatic image of a man clinging to a New York City subway platform, struggling to lift himself from the tracks and the inevitable path of an oncoming subway train, is spurring an international debate about both journalistic ethics and just plain old ethics.