Friday, June 29, 2007

Journo casualties

Last week I was fortunate to be able to catch a preview screening of the film "A Mighty Heart." It's important to remember and honor all the men and women in uniform who have sacrificed their lives, but there have been many journalists killed "over there," too.

Daniel Pearl was the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in early 2002.
There are conflicting reports of how many journalists have been kidnapped, killed and injured in the world since 9/11.
As a journalist who once dreamed of covering the world it's awful scary to think of my colleagues in danger.

Here's a link to the Daniel Pearl Foundation, which runs education programs for young journalists, fellowships, reporting workshops and writing projects in the Middle East and United States.

Daniel Pearl Foundation

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