It can often be challenging for journalists to report on harrowing events or in difficult situations where the people involved are in need of help.

Should journalists stop the reporting process to assist those around them? Or should their main priority be to continue gathering interviews to get a story back to their publisher?

The refugee crisis is a core example of this, where journalists are required to produce content for their news organisations back home, but are often in a position where they may feel like interrupting their work in order to give assistance to those around them.

In this podcast, Simon Shuster, reporter for New York based magazine Time explains the 'humanitarian temptation' that journalists face when covering the crisis.

He has been covering the refugee crisis since last summer, traveling along parts of the refugee trail in countries such as Turkey, Serbia, Hungary and Germany.

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