JOURNALISTS NOW TURNING INTO WAR TARGETS

JohnLandsberg
November 27th, 2012
Bloody camera

As if being a journalist these days is not already tough, the New York Times is reporting that more and more journalists in foreign countries are being targeted and killed and the profession is under “murderous assault.”

“Targeting journalism has become a trend, and now the people who are harassing and killing journalists include governments as well as the people you would expect,” said Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian, who, along with others, was honored recently in New York.

The NYT story says Israel didn’t deny killing journalists.

“… three employees of news organizations were killed in Gaza by Israeli missiles,” reported the Times. “Rather than suggesting it was a mistake, or denying responsibility, an Israeli Defense Forces spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, told The Associated Press, “The targets are people who have relevance to terror activity.”

“So it has come to this: killing members of the news media can be justified by a phrase as amorphous as “relevance to terror activity,” reported the NYT.

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2 Responses

  1. Rick Nichols says:

    SERIOUS STUFF
    And as the British might be tempted to say, this is bloody serious stuff, although the use of the word “bloody” tends to be frowned upon in England. Of course, journalists dispatched to cover a war or some sort of civil unrest know full well that the assignment carries with it a great deal of risk even when no one’s trying to do you in on purpose.

  2. SEEN AS TARGETS
    Information is power, and those who report that information are seen by some as legitimate targets.

    CPJ reports that 955 journalists have been killed worldwide since 1992.

    http://www.cpj.org/

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