It’s a classic dilemma of foreign reporting: the stories that demand attention are often the riskiest ones to cover. Case in point is the evolving situation in Egypt, where several Al Jazeera journalists were just sentenced to lengthy prison terms for doing their jobs. 


Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Dan Kennedy is an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University.

Kara Miller is the host of WGBH News' Innovation Hub.

Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab.