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Here’s an interesting story from a British newspaper, The Independent, on the toll Iraq has taken on journalists. The paper reports that over 200 journalists have died covering the war, making it “the single most dangerous assignment in the history of journalism.” By comparison, 68 journalists were killed in World War II, and 77 in Vietnam. Unlike previous conflicts, the deaths in Iraq don’t result from random injuries. According to Reporters Without Borders, a watchdog group, many of the journalists were killed after being specifically targeted.
–David Schonauer