The Ethics of Conflict Reporting

I came across this paper through a tweet about it. It is a remarkable tale of courage, and an incisive examination of the issues involved in covering and reporting on ISIS and the Syrian civil war. It will give you an understanding of what journalists face -- both in terms of their own safety as well as the ethical dilemmas posed while reporting from such violent and vicious conflicts. Be warned - it is not for the faint-hearted. There are some graphic details about the treatment of one kidnapped journalist. This is how the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center describes the publication:

A new paper by Paul Wood, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and BBC world affairs correspondent, tells the harrowing story of a kidnapping by ISIS, and examines the ethical dilemmas that arise when reporting on terrorist organizations.

You can find “The Pen and the Sword: Reporting ISIS, by Paul Wood here.