It’s Time for News Outlets to Help with Insurance for War Zone Freelancers
Posted: 5/14/2014  |  By: Jaron Gilinsky | PBS
On September 16, 2013, journalists Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova were traveling in Northern Syria along with four rebel soldiers they had hired for protection. At a checkpoint near the town of Tal-Abyad, armed, bearded men took their passports and whisked the group of six to a makeshift detention facility.