Sunday, August 28, 2005

More journalists killed in Iraq than Vietnam

According to media rights group, Reporters Without Borders, more journalists have been killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003 than during the 20 years of conflict in Vietnam.

Since U.S. forces and its allies launched their campaign in Iraq on March 20, 2003, 66 journalists and their assistants have been killed, RSF said.

The latest casualty was a Reuters Television soundman who was shot dead in Baghdad on Sunday, while a cameraman with him was wounded and then detained by U.S. soldiers.

The death toll in Iraq compares with a total of 63 journalists in Vietnam, but which was over a period of 20 years from 1955 to 1975, the Paris-based organization that campaigns to protect journalists said on its Web site.


blue girl said...

(This is off topic...)

Just wanted to tell you a funny little thing....when you left the link to that song on my blog earlier and I left you the message that my readers would love it -- well, I was thinking specifically about "The Viscount LaCarte!" And I see you have him blogrolled.

'Aint it a small little world!

I really like your blog! Good luck and keep writing!

blue girl

cali said...

blue girl,

Thanks for your encouragement. ~ cali