Monday, August 29, 2005

From Information Clearing House:

"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."


Jack Mercer said...

I wonder why this is, Shea. I was trying to think of possible reasons. 1. Do the Islamic fighters or even American fighters have less respect for the media, 2. Do journalists put themselves more in harms way, 3. Are journalists less bright than they used to be? 4. All of the above? 5. Other?

What do you think?


SheaNC said...

It's hard to say... some of it might be because the battle rages in cities, amidst the civilian population... and, some of it might be the news agencies' (and some reporters') desire to capture the gory spectacle of war up close, and the risks involved. I don't attach any partisan blame (contrary to my usual pattern). I blame modern warfare.