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Journalists Abducted

Scary news for the media: Two Fox News journalists were kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen today in Gaza City, the cable network confirmed. (It had originally posted its own story about the incident, but that has since been removed.)

The Associated Press and other news services are reporting the two journalists are Fox News correspondent Steve Centanni and an unidentified cameraman from New Zealand. Palestinian security officials put police on alert. "This is not acceptable at all," said Palestinian Interior Ministry spokesman Khaled Abu Hilal.

It's exceptionally dangerous to cover the conflict in Iraq, but as this survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists shows, reporting in other contested lands carries risks, too.