Friday, September 17, 2010

The Most Lethal War For Journalists

A recent report from Reporters Without Borders (RWB) comments:
“The second U.S. war with Iraq [2003 onwards] has been the most lethal for
journalists since World War II. To date, the number of journalists and media
contributors killed in the country since the conflict broke out on 20 March 2003
stands at 230. That is more than those killed during the entire Vietnam War or the
civil war in Algeria.

“Iraq has also been the world’s biggest market for hostages. Over 93 media
professionals were abducted in those seven years, at least 42 of whom were later
executed. Moreover, 14 are still missing.”
(http://en.rsf.org/IMG/pdf/rapport_irak_2003-2010_gb.pdf)