Benjamin Hall: Fox News Reporter Hurt in Ukraine

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Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall was hurt while trying to collect information in Ukraine. Fox News issued a statement about Hall.

We had an alert an hour ago and an update for you. Suzanne Scott, Chief Executive Officer of FOX news, sent a message today to inform the network that Benjamin Hall, our correspondent, was hurt while covering news outside of Kyiv, Ukraine. Although we have very limited information right now, Ben is currently in hospital and our teams are working hard to get more details as the situation unfolds. Our top priority is the safety of all our journalists in Ukraine and surrounding areas. All journalists who live in the war zone and are constantly at risk of their lives to bring you the news, this is a stark reminder. As we learn more, we will keep you informed. We ask that you keep Ben and his family in prayer.

This news was soon after Brent Renaud, an American journalist was killed covering the conflict in Ukraine. Renaud was a journalist for the New York Times.

The White House addressed these sad events with Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, offering her thoughts and prayers to the president. Psaki stated that Psaki did not know the next steps or what the implications would be. “We don’t have anything to show you.”

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), provides instructions to news organizations and other journalists covering wars. It also offers information on how to get help if journalists are attacked. If a journalist in their family is injured or lost while covering a conflict, they are encouraged to call the ICRC.

The ICRC is concerned about media professionals who are attacked or disappear in wartime or other violence. Journalists in conflict with the law have had a hotline (+41 792 17 32 85) since 1985. This hotline is only for humanitarian purposes. This hotline is available to journalists as well as their families and employers. You can also contact us at press@icrc.org to report missing, injured, or detained journalists and ask for assistance. The ICRC offers a range of services, including access to journalists and their families, tracing missing journalists, and medical evacuations.

The ICRC offers training in international humanitarian legal and supports National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that offer first-aid courses to journalists.