How can they protect us?
The Red Cross and the UK Foreign Office launched a campaign this week looking at the Geneva Conventions some 60 years on. Of particular interest to Frontline Club members and blog readers is the question of how to protect of journalists,
It is important that the media are able to report the true picture of a conflict situation. But this often involves journalists putting themselves in dangerous situations.
The Geneva Conventions already clearly define the protection journalists are entitled to in their capacity as civilians within the conflict. This was re-emphasised in the First Additional Protocol of 1977.
But how can we ensure that journalists are protected? link