Middle East James Foley's murder puts spotlight on journalists in conflict zones

Regions like Syria pose high risk for journalists, especially freelancers like Foley – and media outlets face difficult decisions over when and how to use their reports.

By , Staff writer

The video-recorded execution of kidnapped American freelance journalist James Foley and threat to kill another freelancer, Steven Sotloff, by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group is raising questions about the safety of journalists, particularly freelancers, who go into conflict situations to report.