Sunday, October 28, 2007

Inside Iraq bloggers honored for courage in journalism

Mainline journalism has so completely and contemptibly failed to play an honest role in the current period of world turmoil and danger, that it is a pleasure to report on good journalists being honored.

McClatchy, a news service until recently known as Knight-Ridder, is one of the more respectable
American media outlets, and does good reporting from Baghdad. Part of the reason for their success is the talent and dedication of their Iraqi employees, who besides their other duties write a blog called Inside Iraq, which for months has been on my blogroll on the right side of this page.

Despite the dangers that face all journalists from various types of violence, some of it specifically aimed at them, these bloggers have given one of the best and most affecting views of what the war in Iraq means to Iraqis. On Tuesday, six of them, all women, were awarded the International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award. For more, see the McClatchy site.

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Blogger Will McLean said...

"McClatchy, a news service until recently known as Knight-Ridder, is one of the more respectable
American media outlets, and does good reporting from Baghdad."

This is not correct. McClatchy is a newspaper company that has been around since before either Knight, Ridder, or Knight-Ridder.

They bought Knight-Ridder, and continue to do good reporting from Baghdad.

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