Friday, July 13, 2007


How many journalist have been killed covering the war in Iraq? Since 2003 110 and 40 support workers. Today the 2007's tally rose to 28, 2 of them this week alone. Covering war zones is no joke.

Khalid W. Hassan, 23, a reporter and interpreter, was shot and killed in the south central Seiydia district, the newspaper reported.

Hassan was killed while driving to work, the Times reported. He had called the bureau to say that he was taking an alternative route because his usual way was blocked by a security checkpoint, the newspaper said. The Times reported that the journalist called his mother a half hour later to say, "I've been shot." The family notified the newspaper that Hassan later died.

An Iraqi of Palestinian descent, Hassan had worked for the Times Baghdad bureau since fall 2003, the newspaper said. He is survived by his mother and four sisters. He is the second New York Times employee killed on assignment in Iraq, Fakher Haider, 38, was killed in Basra in September 2005.

Yesterday, Reuters' photographer and his driver, who were killed in eastern Baghdad during what witnesses described as a U.S. helicopter attack. Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and driver and camera assistant Saeed Chmagh, 40, were killed by a U.S. strike that claimed the lives of nine other Iraqis in the Al-Amin al-Thaniyah neighborhood, Reuters reported, citing a preliminary Iraqi police report.

And then some people only worry about...

4 comentarios:

Anonymous said...

can't worry about Molly? or his ties? or if Anderson will be on or not?

tink said...

Glad you posted this. I was shocked when I read about this today.

Anonymous said...

And all some Anderfans can do is think about how hot he looks.

KYOKO said...

I am reading a book about the Kennedy's, i.e. "Son's of Camelot" and was surprised to read that Christiane Amanpour was a roommate of JFK Jr.s in Providence RI - not lovers, of course, but housemates.

They lived in a Victorian house and remained very good friends until his death.


Don't think for me. Don't assume what I want to hear or read. Give me facts. Give me reasons. But not yours. Bring me debate. Enlighten me. Today, accountability is masked behind anonymity; bylines are hidden by zeros and ones. Everyone publishes; everyone is "in the know." Ethics are non-existent. Speculation is king. The truth is masked and a hostage. Empowered by our minds, WE ARE THE FREAKSPEAKERS!


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