Reporters Without Borders voiced horror today as the toll of journalists killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003 reached 100 with the discovery yesterday of the body of Adel Naji Al Mansouri, who was shot after being kidnapped in front of his Baghdad home the day before.
“One hundred journalists and media assistants killed in three years is appalling,” the press freedom organisation said. “No armed conflict since the Second World War has been so deadly for the press. The Iraqi government must do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible for these atrocities. It is unacceptable that nothing has yet been done to shed light on these increasingly commonplace murders and that no measures have been taken to protect journalists in Iraq.”
Og det er ikke amerikanerne og alliancen, der driver klapjagt på journalisterne.