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.
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.
Nagai, 50, a Japanese video journalist got shot by the soldiers who fired to disperse the violent mob.
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.
The photographer Yannis Behrakis got stuck during a gun battle between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in March 2001.
When Libyan government dropped bombs at the checkpoint on 11th March 2011, the journalists and photographers struggled to save their lives.
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.
Police officials attacked several media persons during a demonstration in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square on 5th October 2011.
This terrible incident took place at Vila Cruzeiro slum in Rio de Janeiro on 26th November 2010.
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.
The female reporter ran with a rebel fighter to protect herself from the Islamic State fighters on 10th October 2014.
Several journalists were killed in the massacre of a political clan which took place on the outskirts of Ampatuan, Maguindanao on 24th November 2009.
This horrible incident took place during riots near border between Israel and Central Gaza Strip on 23rd October 2015.
One photographer hid himself behind a vacant water tank to cover an operation at Rio de Janeiro on 27th November 2010.
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.
This heartbreaking incident occurred during clashes between Palestinian police and militants on 24th May 2005.
Santiago was a 21-year-old news photographer who got killed in an attack by gunmen on 18th September 2010.
Reuters Congo correspondent took cover under a U.N. armored car during machine gun and mortar attack.
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.
Palestinian photographer fell on the ground due to injury on 3rd May 2004.
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.