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20 Powerful Images That Depict How Journalists Risk Their Lives For Us

Journalists never hesitate to risk their lives for justice and righteousness. They expose the scams, depict the reality of murky situations and also seek to provide justice to the helpless people. These photojournalists are ready to go beyond any extent for their profession.

Many journalists around the world got imprisoned, attacked and even killed for the sake of covering the news for us. Journalists tend to light up our world even at the cost of their lives. Check out these 20 powerful images that depict the plight of journalists around the world. 

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20 Powerful Images That Depict How Journalists Risk Their Lives For Us

20 Powerful Images That Depict How Journalists Risk Their Lives For Us

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1) Image of the injured photographer Gleb Garanich clicking pictures in the riots.

1) Image of the injured photographer Gleb Garanich clicking pictures in the riots.

During the demonstration for EU integration at Independence Square in Kiev November 2013, the photographer got severely wounded but still carried on with his work. 

2) Image of the wounded photographer during the protest in Yangon's city center on 27th Sept 2007.

2) Image of the wounded photographer during the protest in Yangon’s city center on 27th Sept 2007.

Nagai, 50, a Japanese video journalist got shot by the soldiers who fired to disperse the violent mob. 

3) Image showing wounded journalist in the back of a car at the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad. 

3) Image showing wounded journalist in the back of a car at
the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad. 

Samia Nakhoul, Middle East editor, got injured when a U.S. tank fired a shell at the hotel from which she was reporting on 8th Apr 2003.

4) Image showing a Greek photographer in the West Bank City of Ramallah. 

4) Image showing a Greek photographer in the West Bank City
of Ramallah. 

The photographer Yannis Behrakis got stuck during a gun battle between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in March 2001.

5) Image showing the journalists running for cover during the bombing near oil refinery of Ras Lanuf.  

5) Image showing the journalists running for cover during the bombing near oil refinery of Ras Lanuf.  

When Libyan government dropped bombs at the checkpoint on 11th March 2011, the journalists and photographers struggled to save their lives.

6) Image showing a French photographer in Cairo, Egypt. 

6) Image showing a French photographer in Cairo, Egypt. 

French photographer Remi Ochlik got killed when rockets fired by the government were dropped over his house. Ochlik was a prize-winning veteran of wars in the Middle East and Asia.

7) Image showing a policeman hitting Greek photojournalist during the riot.

7) Image showing a policeman hitting Greek photojournalist
during the riot.

Police officials attacked several media persons during a demonstration in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square on 5th October 2011.

8) The photographer Paulo Whitaker got injured when his taxi's window was shot by a bullet.

8) The photographer Paulo Whitaker got injured when his
taxi’s window was shot by a bullet.

This terrible incident took place at Vila Cruzeiro slum in Rio de Janeiro on 26th November 2010. 

9) Image of a photographer shot in his chest during protest in Karachi on 16th January 2015. 

9) Image of a photographer shot in his chest during protest
in Karachi on 16th January 2015. 

The photographer Asif Hassan got shot during a protest organized by Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba against Charlie Hebdo who made cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad.

10) Image of a woman reporter running to save her life in Aleppo's northern countryside.

10) Image of a woman reporter running to save her life in
Aleppo’s northern countryside.

The female reporter ran with a rebel fighter to protect herself from the Islamic State fighters on 10th October 2014. 

11) Image of a local reporter lying dead on the ground in Southern Philippines. 

11) Image of a local reporter lying dead on the ground in
Southern Philippines. 

Several journalists were killed in the massacre of a political clan which took place on the outskirts of Ampatuan, Maguindanao on 24th November 2009.

12) Image of a female journalist who fainted on the ground due to inhaling gas fired by Israeli troops. 

12) Image of a female journalist who fainted on the ground
due to inhaling gas fired by Israeli troops. 

This horrible incident took place during riots near border between Israel and Central Gaza Strip on 23rd October 2015. 

13) This photographer crossed all the boundaries to cover the operation.

13) This photographer crossed all the boundaries to cover the operation.

One photographer hid himself behind a vacant water tank to cover an operation at Rio de Janeiro on 27th November 2010. 

14) Image of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian photographer clicking pictures of protest in Gaza City on 1st October 2012. 

14) Image of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian photographer
clicking pictures of protest in Gaza City on 1st October 2012. 

Moamen Qreiqea, 25, lost his legs while clicking pictures in an Israeli air strike in 2008. The father of two is so determined for his career that he never fails to cover any attention-grabbing happening around him. 

15) Image of Palestinians carrying a camera person who got injured during protest in the West Bank town of Jenin. 

15) Image of Palestinians carrying a camera person who got
injured during protest in the West Bank town of Jenin. 

This heartbreaking incident occurred during clashes between Palestinian police and militants on 24th May 2005. 

16) Image showing the friends and relatives of Luis Carlos Santiago mourning on his death. 

16) Image showing the friends and relatives of Luis Carlos
Santiago mourning on his death. 

Santiago was a 21-year-old news photographer who got killed in an attack by gunmen on 18th September 2010. 

17) Image of the photographers taking cover in Kinshasa on 11th November 2006. 

17) Image of the photographers taking cover in Kinshasa on
11th November 2006. 

Reuters Congo correspondent took cover under a U.N. armored car during machine gun and mortar attack. 

18) Image of a Turkish policeman hitting a photographer during protest in Istanbul. 

18) Image of a Turkish policeman hitting a photographer
during protest in Istanbul. 

During riots at Taksim Square on 11th June 2013, police fired water cannon and tear gas on the protestors due to which many journalists were also injured in the attack.

19) Image of a photographer who got injured during protest in the West Bank city of Nablus. 

19) Image of a photographer who got injured during protest
in the West Bank city of Nablus. 

Palestinian photographer fell on the ground due to injury on 3rd May 2004. 

20) Photographer pictured on an armchair in the village of Pesky, north-west of Donetsk on 28th Feb 2015. 

20) Photographer pictured on an armchair in the village of
Pesky, north-west of Donetsk on 28th Feb 2015. 

He died in the artillery fire near the village.

Hats off to all these journalists who risks their lives for us! Share the story of these brave and courageous journalists with everyone.

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