Journalists most at riskBy Simon Rushton, CNNUpdated 8:21 AM ET, Thu September 4, 2014Global toll: Journalists killed in 2014 2 photosGlobal toll: Journalists killed in 2014 – The number of journalists killed worldwide, 1992-2014.Hide Caption 1 of 2Global toll: Journalists killed in 2014 2 photosGlobal toll: Journalists killed in 2014 – Where journalists have been killed in 2014.Hide Caption 2 of 2Story highlightsFreelance journalists often most at risk in dangerous areas, journalist groups sayThey don't have the budget for protectionBut most media abductees are people working in their own countryMedia outlets around the world go to great lengths to protect staff but the journalists most at risk are freelancers and those reporting on conflict in their own country.In the last month, the dangers faced by journalists were brought into the spotlight with the killings of two American freelance journalists.At the same time, the Committee to Protect Journalists estimates at least 70 other journalists have been killed covering the Syria conflict; more than 80 have been kidnapped, and about 20 are currently missing. Steven Sotloff disappeared while reporting from Syria in August 2013. His killing, which emerged via ISIS video Tuesday, came after a threat made by ISIS on a previous video showing the beheading of James Foley, who was also abducted in Syria.CPJ said: "We condemn in the strongest terms possible the murder of journalist Steven Sotloff. He, like James Foley, went to Syria to tell a story. They were civilians, not representatives of any government. Their murders are war crimes and those who committed them must be brought to justice swiftly."Just Watched"We are a volunteer army"replayMore Videos ..."We are a volunteer army" 04:22PLAY VIDEOThe International News Safety Institute reports that last week four other media workers died -- one in Gaza and three in Pakistan.INSI says the current high-risk countries for journalists are Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Egypt, Sudan, Chad Central African Republic, DRR Congo and Nigeria.Despite the safety precautions available, such as hostile environment training and security teams, many freelancers are in the field on a budget, putting them at greater potential risk, according to the Rory Peck Trust, which gives support to freelancers.Trust Director Tina Carr says: "We've assisting freelancers for almost two decades, and we've never seen a demand for our assistance like this before." She adds that even the high-profile ISIS killing of a journalist grabs headlines, the majority of newsgatherers killed are working in their own countries; and who can't leave when it becomes too dangerous, or when their reporting is exposed.ISISISIS governor killed in airstrikes The latest ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes on Christmas Day, according to Iraqi police. Author's journey inside ISISAuthor Juergen Todenhoefer says ISIS are "more dangerous than people realize."The Pentagon has a new name for ISISThere's yet another new name for ISIS among those fighting against the terror group. Daesh. FBI warns military of ISIS threatThe FBI warns U.S military that ISIS are looking for individuals who may be interested in carrying out attacks on home soil.Iraqi army's 'ghost' soldiersIraq's Prime Minister says there is evidence of 50,000 soldiers being paid while inactive.Pentagon insider may lead war on ISISPentagon insider Ashton Carter is expected to be President Barack Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary.U.S. seeks strategy reviewWolf Blitzer talks to Rep. Ed Royce about the White House's new ISIS strategy that involves removing Bashar al-Assad.Child fighter tormented by ISIS Just two weeks ago, Yasir was regularly strapped into an explosive vest and handed guns and a radio to stand guard at an ISIS base in Syria.Jihadi Janes try to join ISISHow did three U.S. teenagers become radicalized? CNN's Pamela Brown reports.Why is ISIS so attractive to recruits?Reza Aslan examines the appeal of ISIS and why the group is able to successfully attract so many recruits.This is how ISIS indoctrinates kids CNN's Nick Paton Walsh takes a look at how ISIS is using media to desensitize children. Travel ad or pro-ISIS video?A new propaganda video from ISIS features a Canadian ISIS member who died in combat.ISIS: Everything you need to knowExplore CNN's interactive that explains ISIS' roots, what it controls, and where its support comes from.More from middleeastWho is Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, captured by ISIS?Father of American killed in Libya says son was a patriotISIS' Japanese hostage video raises new questions about 'Jihadi John'