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WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/14/AR2007101400612.html?nav=hcmodule

    "The death of Salih Saif Aldin in the service of our readers is a tragedy for everyone at The Washington Post. He was a brave and valuable reporter who contributed much to our coverage of Iraq," said Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Post. "We are in his debt. We grieve with his family, friends, fellow journalists and everyone in our Baghdad bureau."
    ...
    Saif Aldin's death adds to a list of at least 118 journalists who have been killed in Iraq while on duty, nearly 100 of whom were Iraqis, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Michael Kelly, a columnist for The Post, was killed in April 2003 in Iraq when a Humvee he was traveling in drove into a canal.
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: From a safe spot in Annan: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    RIP, Mr. Aldin. You and your family are in my prayers.
     
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Re: From a safe spot in Annan: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    Amman (cq).

    No snark needed here, IMO.

    Condolences to Mr. Aldin and the WaPo family.
     
  4. Re: From a safe spot in Amman: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    Sounds like he was a remarkable man.
     
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Re: From a safe spot in Amman: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    Covering his body in newspapers... was that supposed to be a tribute or insult?

    RIP.
     
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Re: From a safe spot in Amman: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    Probably neither. Best guess is that newspapers were the only thing available to cover the body with.
    Anyone have any idea on how many journalists were killed in WWII?
     
  7. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Re: From a safe spot in Amman: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    Most of the links I found list between 65 and 70.
    http://www.cpj.org/Briefings/Iraq/Iraq_danger.html
     
  8. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Re: From a safe spot in Amman: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    The condolences of this small household to yet another very brave colleague.

    http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/post_64.php
     
  9. Re: From a safe spot in Amman: WashPost reporter killed in Iraq

    Jesus.
    And I just heard Tucker Carlson the other night with Maher saying that we have to let Blackwater's guys get drunk and gun down Iraqis for fun or else journalists won't be safe doing their jobs.
    A lot of people should be marched off to re-education camps behind this clusterfuck.
     
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

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