11 Journalists Die in 21 Days of War
By TIMOTHY L. O'BRIEN
During the 43 days that comprised the Persian Gulf war in 1991, no journalists lost their lives in the conflict. In the current war in Iraq, now just 21 days old, 11 journalists have died, including three who were killed today in United States military strikes in Baghdad.
I'm sad these journalists lost their lives. I've heard there are hundreds of journalists covering this war. And I wonder if any journalists from the Persian Gulf war got as "up close" as journalists are doing during this war.
Apr 8, '03
Last edit by DebsZoo on Apr 20, '03
Apr 15, '03
An Account of Marines' Incredible Gestures
Barbara Ferguson, Arab News War Correspondent
AT AN AIR BASE IN KUWAIT, 16 April 2003-People are curious about being embedded in the Marines. This is my effort to set the record straight. Some readers suspect I was subjected to propaganda while living with these men and women. There was no propaganda campaign. If there had been, there would have been no embeds. Journalists wrote their own stories, and made their own interview requests and interviews. The Marines' "PAOs" (public affairs officers) would set up the meetings, but not oversee them.
I am greatly concerned that this war has polarized many Arabs and Americans. Knowing these Marines, however, has given me hope for the future of America and its relationship with the Arab world.
entire article can be seen at: www.arabnews.com/Article.asp?
This is truly another worthwhile article found at Arab News written by Arab War Correspondent.
Last edit by mkue on Apr 15, '03
Apr 15, '03
I don't think the imbedded journalists are being given propaganda. I trust our troops too much for that. They only see part of the story. Our Dave Bryant, LA local CBS reporter said that himself.
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Apr 16, '03