Saturday, 24 March 2012

Bearing witness to a massacre

Congratulations to Wall Street Journal reporters Charles Levinson, Yaroslav Trofimov and Ghousuddin Frotan whose report on the victims of the massacre allegedly perpetrated by Staff Sgt Robert Scott Bales actually names all those killed and wounded. Almost all the reports I have read on this shocking event avoid mentioning the names of anyone except householders or informants. Reporters have a duty to bear witness, but sadly those civilians killed or injured by military action in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) are seldom identified by major media outlets.

1 comment:

Stop Tonsil Stones said...

and maybe that's the sad part of it. some lives are just taken for granted.