Isabelle Roughol – The J junkie

The tribulations of a young journalist and writer looking for work


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I hate it when I have to do this, but I had to add one more image to my gallery of journalists and media workers killed for their profession. Shehab Mohammed al-Hitti, of Baghdad News, was abducted Oct. 27 in Al Jami’a (east Baghdad) on his way to work. His body was found in northern Baghdad later that day. Once again, this slain journalist was much too young — just 27. Once again, there are no photos of our colleague online, so all we’ll have is this black silhouette.
This brings to 81 the number of journalists killed this year, 46 in Iraq alone. For the sake of comparison, there were just 25 journalists killed in all of the world in 2002, the year before the Iraq war began. *sigh*


Written by Isabelle Roughol

Saturday, 10 November, 2007 at 02:29

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