The legal basis of international legal protection of individual journalists
(159-163)

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Borovikova Viktoria V. PhD, docent, degree of the chair of criminology, Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
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This article analyzes the international legal instruments on the work of journalists in conflict zones. The author offers a number of legal and institutional measures to improve the protection of the individual journalists. The purpose of writing this article - to analyze the international instruments and domestic legislation, the protection of individual journalists working in conflict zones. Foreign experts involved in research of these scientific issues: Adorno T., Johnson D., Carpenter E., Horkheimer M. Methodology - When writing this article, the following methods of scientific research: statistical, content analysis, a method of peer review. Conclusions: The author concludes that the system of legal and organizational measures to protect journalists working in conflict zones, needs to be improved. Particular attention should be paid to the statutory definition of categories of representatives of mass media, which are part of the network of journalists authorized to cover the events taking place in the areas of conflict. Scope of the study: The article focuses on the analysis of the international and domestic legal regulations, to ensure normal working conditions of journalists in conflict zones. Practical value - This work has implications for improving international and domestic legislation to create the conditions for reliable protection of journalists operating in conflict zones. Social consequences - worded provisions in article can be used making and enforcement activities to ensure the protection of individual journalists working in conflict zones. Original publication - is to develop new approaches to the creation of legal and institutional framework to ensure safe working conditions for journalists working in the "hot" spots. This article will be useful for the journalistic community, judges, law enforcement officers.
How to Cite:
Borovikova V.V., (2014), THE LEGAL BASIS OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL JOURNALISTS. Gaps in Russian legislation, 6: 159-163.
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Keywords:
journalist, armed conflict, war correspondent, freelancer, security measures, legislation.