More journalists killed in Iraq than Vietnam

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  1. Ben W

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    More journalists killed in Iraq than Vietnam -RSF
    28 Aug 2005

    PARIS, Aug 28 (Reuters) - More journalists have been killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003 than during the 20 years of conflict in Vietnam, media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Sunday.

    Since U.S. forces and its allies launched their campaign in Iraq on March 20, 2003, 66 journalists and their assistants have been killed, RSF said.

    The latest casualty was a Reuters Television soundman who was shot dead in Baghdad on Sunday while a cameraman with him was wounded and then detained by U.S. soldiers.

    The death toll in Iraq compares with a total of 63 journalists in Vietnam, but which was over a period of 20 years from 1955 to 1975, the Paris-based organisation that campaigns to protect journalists said on its Web site.

    During the fighting in the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 1995, 49 journalists were killed doing their job, while 57 journalists and 20 media assistants were killed during a civil war in Algeria from 1993 to 1996.

    RSF listed Iraq as the world's most dangerous place for journalists. In addition to those killed, 22 have been kidnapped. All but one was released. Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni was executed by his captors.

    The media was targeted from the first days of the fighting, when cameraman Paul Moran, of the Australian TV network ABC, was killed by a car bomb on March 22, 2003, it added.

    Two other journalists have been missing since March 2003 and August 2004.

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L28219813.htm
     
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    There are a lot of crackpots that believe there have been so many killed because our troops are "targeting" them. :rolleyes:
     
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    Journalists must lack common sense; they go outside in a hurricane to tell us that the wind is blowing really hard and it is raining cats and dogs. It is no wonder that flying coconuts hit them.
     
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    Too bad it wasn't the other way around. Without them working with the anti-American Fonda, Kerry liberals, we might have had the will to win the war. [​IMG]

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    I noticed that too. They can hardly stand up and are reporting that it's really dangerous out here. DUH? Ever heard of pointing a camera out the window?
     
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    Should we just go ahead and outlaw all journalists then and have a state news media Joseph?
     
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    24 hour news has made journalists reckless -- it has also increased the number of journalists. I think they are in more and more places and those places are more and more dangerous.
     
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    Joseph Botwinick sez:
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    That's what I love about many of the dialogs on this board: Take a comment you don't agree with, and make it say something totally disconnected to it's obvious meaning so's you can make yourself look "holier than thou", and push your own biased view to the forefront! :rolleyes:
     
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    poncho replies:
    That's what I love about many of the dialogs on this board: Take a comment you don't agree with, and make it say something totally disconnected to it's obvious meaning so's you can make yourself look "holier than thou", and push your own biased view to the forefront! :rolleyes:
    </font>[/QUOTE]What, and let someone else get away with pushing their biased views to the forefront without question?

    Besides for all practical purposes we already have a state media. Defending both the champions of neoconservatism and liberalism through monopoly of ownership. It's just another form of controlled opposition to lead the masses in which ever direction the money and power flows and to keep American's from dumping the "two party system" that has made a mess of our constitutional republic by framing the debates and limiting the issues.
     
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    I noticed that too. They can hardly stand up and are reporting that it's really dangerous out here. DUH? Ever heard of pointing a camera out the window? </font>[/QUOTE]I've always wondered what the reporter who gets that assignment did to tick off the News Director!

    However, that is how Dan Rather got into the big time. He was a reporter for CBS affiliate KHOU in Houston when Hurrican Carla hit in 1962. His coverage from Galveston got him noticed by the network, and the rest, as they say, is history.
     

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