[www-features] Feature proposal: 2004 Deadliest year in a decade for journalists
quinten at indypgh.org
Tue Dec 21 08:38:26 PST 2004
Hey, I updated the text and put it on the Global www-features workpad.
On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, bht wrote:
> hi quinten, all.
> a couple of things. i think this is good in theory, but it seems most of
> the info comes from cpj.org. i would like to see some links to indy
> article sint he text and perhaps some cpj.org links in the text.
> the quote from "phillipines" imc, deserves a link and clarification. for
> one, there isnt a 'phillipines' imc, there is manila imc and quezon city
> imc, both in the phillipines.
> i hope the changes can be made, becuase it really is an important story to
> get out there. i also know that reuters somewhere states that the
> journalist death toll in iraq is the fault of the united states, and that
> would be good to add!
> ahhh! Quinten Steenhuis
>> Pittsburgh recently ran this feature. Here is the text that I propose:
>> Death Toll for Journalists is Highest in Decade: We Shall Overcome, Say
>> Filipino Journalists
>> The ongoing violence in Iraq and a rash of killings in the Philippines
>> have made 2004 the deadliest year for journalists in a decade. According
>> to research compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 54
>> journalists have been killed in the line of duty so far this year, mainly
>> in Iraq and the Phillipines.
>> 13 Filipino journalists were killed this year. Together with the National
>> Union of Journalists of the Phillipines, the Phillipines Independent Media
>> Center issued the following statement on December 8th:
>> "As Filipino journalists unite today in outrage, we also stand defiant
>> against those who wish to silence Philippine media...Filipino journalists
>> shall give no quarter to those to want to see a cowed and quiescent press.
>> A united media sends notice to the enemies of Press Freedom: We shall
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