People do not often hear about how dangerous the journalism job is. Of course, the most gruesome acts do make the news. American journalist James Wright Foley covered the Syrian Civil War. He was kidnapped in 2012 and beheaded In 2014. The Washington Post correspondent Jamal Khashoggi lived in the U.S., but he was tricked into traveling to the Saudi Consulate Istanbul a year-and-a-half ago. His remains were never found. Then, there are the everyday journalists and their threats.
Ask nearly every journalist whether he or she has been threatened, and the answer will probably be “– yes, many times..” In fact, the number of threats has increased now that people can hide their identities online and make anonymous threats.
FOX 11 News in Huntington Beach, CA reported that one of their reporters had been abducted at knifepoint Friday night. An individual came up. to FOX 11’s Christien Peterson, 36, to demand he delete any video where that person appeared.
Police arrived to find Peterson holding the reporter and photographer at knifepoint inside of the news van. They arrested the man and booked him with a $100,000 bail. He was charged with kidnapping and welding a deadly item
The victim was shaken but unharmed in the incident. The kidnapper was part of a national protest over the requirement to remain home.
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