Riding into the danger zone

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Over the past five years, reporters and humanitarian staff have worked in the middle of an Ebola epidemic and the Syrian civil war, along with 13 other major armed conflicts. In addition to those caught in crossfire, three-quarters of the 74 journalists killed in 2016 were deliberately targeted because of their work, according to Reporters Without Borders. The perception of reporters as a high risk has made it difficult for many to obtain cover, a problem which came to the attention of the Inte