Friday, April 4, 2014

In Memoriam: Anja Niedringhaus

I pause to reflect on the death of Anja Niedringhaus, Pulitzer-prize winning photographer.

She is the roadkill left in the wake of tomorrow's election in Afghanistan.  

Taliban opponents of the election will stop at nothing: killing women journalists, killing young girls attending school, trying to kill the right to vote.

Anja and Kathy Gannon were traveling in a convoy delivering ballots for the election.  

I'm grateful to these women for choosing to be journalists and war correspondents.

The next time you hear someone badmouthing "the media," just remember that these two women are the media.

We would know nothing about events in our own nation or other parts of the world if there were no journalists willing to travel and interview and risk their lives.

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