1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

CBS journos kidnapped at gunpoint in Iraq

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member


  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Re: Two CBS journos missing in Iraq

    Terrible story ... but also another load of evidence for shutting off the 'comments by readers' section ... just the one comment is enough to sicken me.
  3. Re: Two CBS journos missing in Iraq

    This war has been a deadly one on the craft.
  4. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Re: Two CBS journos missing in Iraq

    Hope it's not one of the 6 or 8 CBS folks I know.
    Most of them drift between Gaza and Iraq, Afghanistan and other places.
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Much worse, from AFP -- Journalists kidnapped at gunpoint:

    Two CBS journalists missing in Iraq
    38 minutes ago

    BASRA, Iraq (AFP) — Two journalists working for CBS News were kidnapped by gunmen from the Palace Sultan Hotel in the southern Iraq city of Basra, hotel staff said on Monday.

    They were led away at gunpoint by a gang of about 10 gunmen on Sunday, a staff member told AFP on condition of anonymity.

    The two had booked into the hotel on Saturday.

    "Yesterday a group of about 10 men in civilian clothes arrived at the hotel during the day and made inquiries about who was staying there," said the staff member.

    "They returned later in a SUV. They were armed," the staff members said, adding that the two journalists were taken away at gunpoint.

    The US network said in a statement that two of its journalists have gone missing in Basra.

    "All efforts are under way to find them and until we learn more details. CBS News requests that others do not speculate on the identities of those involved," the network said in a statement.

    "CBS News has been in touch with the families and asks that their privacy be respected."

    The association of Iraqi journalists appealed to the kidnappers to release the two men.

  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: Two CBS journos missing in Iraq

    Considering the poor people have been kidnapped, do you think somebody could eliminate the moronic phrase "gone missing."
    They did not "go missing." They they were kidnapped and are missing.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Nice of the hotel staff to let these guys know who was staying in the hotel.
  8. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    It's amazing how persuasive one can be with the presence of a gun (or 10)...
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Story didn't say anything about the guys having guns when they made their first visit.
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Another occasion to post these links. Awful.





    The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders both do good work on behalf of our colleagues. Root around on both sites to see if there's a way to help.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Does anybody else think that media outlets would refrain from giving the names of the missing if they weren't journalists? Seems a bit hypocritical to me.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Our business has a massive Quik-crete foundation of hypocrisy.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page