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U.N. Security Council Takes “Historic” Stand on Killings of Journalists


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U.N. Security Council Takes “Historic” Stand on Killings of Journalists

Kitty Stapp

When war breaks out, most non-combatants run the other way. But a handful of courageous reporters see it as their duty to tell the world what’s happening on the ground. And many pay a high price.

Since 1992, 1,129 journalists have been killed on the job, 38 percent of them in war zones, according to figures compiled by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). And increasingly, they are being deliberately targeted.


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Ah, so Samantha Power singles out fascist Columbia for taking positive steps in this regard, with their famous "19 measures." We'll see how far that goes. I wonder what Sam Power, and the UN Security Council for that matter, think about the murder of Michael Hastings? Oh, I forgot. We have a free press in the US.


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Whenever I think of Michael Hastings, it reinforces my decision never to buy a "new" car, which apparently is so easy to remote control.
* I think of the horror he must have felt, roaring down a road at close to a hundred, with no brakes, couldn't turn off the engine, couldn't steer, and couldn't unlock the door.
* I guess it must have been the CIA or the NSA protecting our freedoms again.
;-})


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Don't ever forget this name: Jose Couso


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Where did you hear this about Michael Hastings? I would like to find out more.