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The Risks Of Being A Journalist In 2021

FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, police detain journalist Raman Pratasevich, center, in Minsk, Belarus. Thousands of Belarusians who have fled the former Soviet nation for other European countries amid a brutal crackdown on dissent are shocked by the forced diversion of a passenger jet. Pratasevich, an opposition journalist who lived abroad, was on the flight and was arrested when the plane landed in Minsk on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Sergei Grits
Journalist Raman Pratasevich, center, in Minsk, Belarus, being taken into custody after his flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Minsk on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Widespread layoffs in newsrooms and commercial flights being hijacked are just two of the chances journalists take working in their profession.

Newsroom staff could also face the same fate awaiting Tribune Publishing, bought out by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund well known for gutting newsrooms. Then, there's the Associated Press reporter controversially fired for tweets she posted in college. We get opinions on just how risky being a journalist is these days.

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