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Women Reporters Put Life on Line


World  (tags: afghanistan, women, free press, free speech, violence, terrorism, freedoms, HumanRights )

Julia
- 3727 days ago - ipsnews.net
The media in conflict-scarred Afghanistan is under increasing attack from Taliban forces and powerful social interests.



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Jaclin S (230)
Monday September 3, 2007, 11:34 pm
Noted. Thanx.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday September 3, 2007, 11:55 pm
So, reporting the truth is the equivalent of a death sentence?
 

Elle J (276)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 12:37 am
Noted! So it would seem Carole.
 

Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 3:58 am
This is a subject near to my heart because I have always had a love for journalism. I admire the journalists who have literally put their lives on the line in order to get that story that may put them in harms way, but who do it regardless of the danger to themselves. Over and over again, you read about those giving their lives...without being soldiers, but the courage they show should get the same recognition!
 

Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 5:21 am
Having grown up with a female journalist who was Pressident of the NAtional Federation of Press Women in the US I know tht women journalists do have their lives threatened. Mine did. When she stood up against racial discrimination and stood up for animals and stood up against environmental polution she had her life threatened.
It does teach you to stand up. It also teaches that taking a stand is not always easy nor is it without threat.
We should do our best to support all free journalism. In all war zones they, and camera men and women are at risk so taht we may be informed Holly T
 

Michael Cairns (1)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 1:23 pm
Why did you put Women Reporters in your headline? I am under the impression that both men and women are under threat if they report the truth in any war zone. Women might be especially vulnerable in Islamic territory since they are clearly violating numerous Wahabist customs and laws. But to headline that women are risking their lives is a great disservice to the men who are also risking their lives to report the news. I feel that this is a feminist swipe at men but I am often wrong about these things.

Also, western reporters and those connected to western institutions have no one to blame but themselves for their murder. They are not at fault for reporting in war zones but it is their fault that they have reported nothing but propaganda for generation. I believe that they will respect the truth but that truth must admit that the West has done terrible things in the region.
 

Michael Cairns (1)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 1:25 pm
O and people who stand up or talk about unpopular issues are often targeted. I know people who left my college because of death threats and I also received them after protesting the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The truth will often cause you pain.
 
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