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There have been many cases of aggression towards journalists over the past few years, so it is more important than ever to ensure you put health and safety advice into practice before reporting on violent events like protests.

In this article IJNet, Jorge Luise Sierra, ICFJ Knight Fellow, explains how reporters can best look after themselves while working out in the field, surrounded by angry protestors.

Freelance reporters without any insurance are particularly vulnerable, Sierra noted, as he outlined ten tips to stay safe and secure during aggressive demonstrations.\

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