The Specifics of Women’s Work in Hot Spots: Studying Russian and Foreign Reporters’ Experience

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Daria V. Sokolova

PhD Student at the Chair of Foreign Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

e-mail: darina0306@

Section: Sociology of Journalism

The basis of this publication is the research conducted by the author among Russian and foreign female journalists who had covered the military conflicts. The reasons that encouraged journalists to agree to dangerous assignments have been analyzed in the article. The author paid the attention to the influence of work in “hot spots" on journalists’ professional and personal qualities. Also the respondents have named the difficulties of covering military conflicts and have given the exam­ples of gender discrimination.

Keywords: war, military journalism, “hot spots", gender, posttraumatic stress disorder, International humanitarian law