Al Jazeera Journalism Review
Aidan White is the Director of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and founder of the International News Safety Institute. He is also former General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists.
Both countries have a disgraceful history of disregard for the rights of media staff who are the victims of violence, particularly in conflict zones
Russia is waging a war on independent journalists who dare to question or contradict the official government line - we must do more to support them
Reporting from the heat of battle or covering the tragedy and desolation of a humanitarian disaster can be perilous, but the risks are less if media professionals are prepared for the task.