Monday, August 18, 2003

The Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana tragically lost his life on Sunday after being shot by US troops.

How a soldier can possibly confuse a video camera with a rocket propelled grenade launcher is beyond belief, but that's exactly what seems to have happened.

Dana was awarded an International Press Freedom Award in 2001 by the Committee to Protect Journalists for his work in the West Bank city of Hebron. His death brings to 17 the number of media workers who have died in Iraq since the war began on March 20. Two others are still missing.


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