Brutal accidents, long hours, and little sleep. Very few photojournalists want to do what Victor Biro does on most nights.
Speaking to callers on my BBC Asian Network phone-in show, it's clear that inflammatory headlines only serve to marginalise Britain's Muslim community.
Even for a professional, movie-fuelled disassociation is inevitable when covering TIFF.
It was common practice for the Email Police, as we called them, to reject my incoming and outgoing messages. I once had all of my emails rejected for 72 hours straight – emails that said things like, "I love you mum," and "I'm going outside for a walk."
Do we have a responsibility not to share those videos of the journalists in Virginia being killed? Or is the publicising of horrible images the only way real reforms can occur?
They were shot, faced mock execution and were left to rot in jail because they were travelling with a group of rebel fighters on the way to investigate an oil company.
In early June, Michael Lansu was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times after almost two years keeping tabs on the Windy City's notorious gun violence.
My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is the controversial Ghanian investigative journalist who's broken dozens of stories of corruption and organised crime in West Africa. He's also the subject of a new documentary called Chameleon by Ryan Mullins.
François Bugingo, who has contributed to Radio-Canada, 98.5 FM, TVA, and the Journal de Montréal over a career spanning more than a decade in Quebec, has been suspended by at least three news outlets.
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
Maziar Bahari spent 107 days in solitary confinement because the Iranian government thought he was a spy. Rosewater, a film about his ordeal written by Jon Stewart from the Daily Show, just came out in the UK.
"I Breastfeed My Dad", "Lover Paid Thugs £50 to Burn Me Alive", "SOS! Psycho in Our Flowerbed!"
We talked to Matt Kennard, author of The Racket, a new book that investigates how the US government, its banks and its intelligence agencies enforce a very covert and modern type of imperialism.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is responsible for breaking countless stories about corruption and crime in his country, all without showing his face.
Decades of brutality forced city officials' hands, but recent investigations suggest abuses by Chicago cops are far from over.
A Philadelphia crime reporter reflects on the scandals that have hit the city's law enforcement apparatus – and the promise of reform.
A review by the Columbia School of Journalism found a number of glaring problems with the way the magazine's viral "A Rape on Campus" story was reported.
Bangladesh has never been an especially safe place for opposition writers, but things have begun spiralling out of control over the last two years.
We met one of the most fearless writers of our time to talk about her new collection of essays, Selma versus Selma, and the many absurdities of a life of letters.
The cops have suspended their investigation into the alleged gang rape that set off a national conversation in America about sexual assault on campus.
30 has been described as the beginning of two "lost decades" for women at work: options narrow, confidence wanes, we're overtaken by men. But admitting you're not happy in a job feels like it's become the most taboo thing of all.
I've been writing this Bad Cop Blotter column for more than 18 months, and the pre-Ferguson, post-Ferguson divide is palpable – if only in a media-giving-a-shit kind of a way.
An insider's account of the bizarre world of the Chinese state-run English-language media.