The Most Dangerous War in the History of Journalism
war reporting iraq
Three times more journalists have been killed in Iraq than in both world wars - many deliberately targeted by militias. Kim Sengupta reports on a forgotten death toll that is still rising
There were a number of "landmarks" in Iraq in the past few months: the Petraeus report into the US army's "surge"; the withdrawal of British forces from their last base inside Basra city; the decision to bring security companies under the law following the incident involving guards from Blackwater.
But one landmark which passed virtually unnoticed was that the Iraq conflict has become the deadliest by far for the media trying to cover it, with more than …
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Publication information: Article title: The Most Dangerous War in the History of Journalism. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 19, 2007. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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