BBC on journalist deaths

Jon Williams, BBC World News Editor, blogs about the deaths of Abdul Samad Rohani and Nasteh Dahir, the two BBC journalists killed this past weekend,

Last year, the International News Safety Institute reported that two journalists had been killed every week over the past ten years – a thousand media workers lost their lives between 1996 and 2006. But even by that grim standard, two in a weekend is hard to bear. It’s a terrible reminder of the dangers we face. But it’s vital that stories like those in Afghanistan and Somalia are told to a wider audience. It’s thanks to the courage and sacrifice of people like Rohani and Nasteh that we’re able to do so. link