Practice Relating to Rule 34. Journalists
Germany’s Military Manual (1992) states:
Journalists engaged in dangerous professional missions in areas of armed conflict are protected as civilians, provided that they take no action adversely affecting their status as civilians, and without prejudice to the right of war correspondents accredited to the armed forces to the status of persons accompanying the armed forces without actually being members thereof. Journalists may obtain an identity card which attests to their status.