Those in power have come to realize that killing journalists is a surefire way to singlehandedly grab headlines without having to answer any tough questions. Here's what some organizations are doing to ensure journalists stay safe in some of the world's most dangerous countries.
The U.S. has maintained a policy of not paying ransom to groups it considers Foreign Terror Organizations (FTOs) but a series of brutal executions committed by the Islamic State against American citizens last year has surrounded the policy with controversy.
As soon as images of and links to the graphic video of James Foley's beheading by ISIS terrorists surfaced, social media sites began taking them down and blocking users posting the content. But whether the images should be published -- or blocked -- at all is a complex mix of ethics and a right to know.