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Animated survival guide for journalists addresses risks of reporting in conflict zones

The home page of SKeyes' interactive
The home page of SKeyes' interactive "Journalist Survival Guide"

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The following is a CPJ blog post by Frank Smyth, Senior Adviser for Journalist Security:

A new English/Arabic online tool is available for citizen journalists who have no previous journalism experience or training but are reporting dangerous frontline stories. It uses animation--a novelty for such guides--and its arrival is timely.

With 17 journalists killed in Syria this year, most of them citizen journalists, that country ranks as the most dangerous place in the world to work. Recent reports that the Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons, killing hundreds on the outskirts of Damascus, only underscore the risks. And in Egypt, at least eight journalists have been killed since pro-democracy uprisings swept the region starting in 2011. Five of them were killed in the past two months, amid the protests and violence related to the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi.

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