25 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

11. War Correspondents


When a journalist is enlisted to report on an ongoing war, various catastrophic things such as kidnappings, torture, crippling injuries and even death are likely to happen. A war correspondent is right in the middle of a warzone where westerners are most likely despised and can be easily targeted by the warring factions or terrorists.

This is a risky job that requires the correspondent to get in the middle of the action, interview both sides and capture pictures and video that would shed light to the world on what’s exactly going on during the given war. The problem is, most war correspondents are mostly targeted, captured and held as hostages for millions of ransom. In such situations, a war correspondent would be very lucky to walk out of his/her captors’ cells healthy and alive.