The business of death

Hugh Sykes writes on the BBC website about the dangers for Iraqi journalists trying to report on the ongoing war. Almost 300 media workers have been killed in Iraq since 2003. Most of the dead are Iraqi,

The editor of the Baghdad daily paper al Sabaah, Falah al Mashal, told me: “Journalism all over the world is known as the business of trouble. In Iraq, it is the business of death.” At al Sabaah, 22 people have been killed because they worked there. The editorial offices and the printing house are surrounded by a concrete anti-blast wall. There is a checkpoint at the main entrance. But two car bombs managed to get in. In one of the explosions, two people died when part of a wall fell on them. link