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Some news stories pose a risk for journalists and put them in danger, so newsrooms need to have a strategy in place to protect their reporters.

Three editors and journalists from Mexico's Lado B and Factum Magazine from El Salvador share their best advice for independent media outlets in dealing with security risks, in this article on IJNet (translated from SembraMedia).

Fernando Romero, journalist for Factum, explained newsrooms should not send reporters unaccompanied into dangerous areas.

"People being investigated, such as hostile sources like gangs and the military, are more likely to behave aggressively toward an unaccompanied individual rather than toward two or more, though this does not fully guarantee their safety," it reads.

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