Friday, January 20, 2006

Not Just Jill

From the Boston Globe:
"Beginning with the US invasion in 2003, 60 journalists have been killed in Iraq, making it by far the most dangerous place on earth to be a reporter. One of them was Elizabeth Neuffer, foreign correspondent for the Globe, who died in an auto accident in the early stages of the conflict.

"The danger has worsened as journalists have become targets by design instead of happenstance. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that most of the dead are Iraqi, doing their best to find the news in a society riven with violence. The latest casualties reported on the committee website were Mohammed Haroon, a journalist once affiliated with the Saddam Hussein regime, and Firas Maadidi and Hind Ismail, reporters for a prodemocracy newspaper. These journalists, had they lived, would have provided information and shaped opinions that could have promoted peaceful change in Iraq."


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