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Journalist beheadings in Syria reignite debate over risk and safety for freelancers

The following is a CPJ blog post by Deputy Director Robert Mahoney:

Now that the initial wave of revulsion at the beheading of two young journalists has passed, the international media is wringing its hands and asking how it can spare others the heartbreak of the families of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

In talking with freelance and staff journalists, and editors, it's clear that the murders have rekindled the debate about safety and responsibility in the news business.

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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