The eyes and ears of foreign correspondents, fixers are the talent on the ground who gain access to all-important locations, secure critical interviews, read between the lines and make sense of a situation fraught with complexities.

Unfortunately, they also all too often find themselves in the line of fire and don't get the credit they deserve.

The Listening Post's Will Yong shines a light on the work of fixers, often the unsung heroes of journalism.

Source: Al Jazeera