If your threat is from professional criminals, and you do not identify that you are being targeted, then you will be kidnapped or killed.
Think of kidnappers and you will have visions of masked criminals, not of police; false or extrajudicial arrest is kidnapping and happens regularly.
I think everyone can conclude these are very dangerous days for journalists, advocates of free speech or anyone else for that matter that voices an opinion.
These days if you travel internationally or you are going to be working in the emerging markets, you are running the risk of being arrested for some reason.
Personal & Journalist Security in Crowds – I have been in several situations with hostile crowds where things could have gone very bad, very quickly.
Meetings should always be treated with caution as they are an easy way to set someone up for kidnapping, assassination, sexual assault or robbery!