Death of a Journalist

Fox News: American Journalist Found Dead in Iraq

"BAGHDAD, Iraq — An American freelance journalist was found dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra (search), the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday.

Police said Steven Vincent had been shot multiple times after he and his Iraqi translator were abducted at gunpoint hours earlier.

"I can confirm to you that officials in Basra have recovered the body of journalist Steven Vincent," said embassy spokesman Pete Mitchell. "The U.S. Embassy is working with British military and local Iraqi officials in Basra to determine who is responsible for the death of this journalist. Our condolences go out to the family."

Michelle Malkin is tracking reponse to this cowardly assassination of an unarmed free-lance journalist Steven Vincent.

Steven is the author of "In the Red Zone: A Journey Into the Soul of Iraq," which was just recently published. He also was a blogger and his blog can found here.

Steven isn't the first, and probably won't be the last. From Ernie Pyle till Steven, reporters - unarmed except with words and a camera have captured the war from many perspectives and allowed us to read it safely in our homes.

Many times we are crtical of the media, reporters as well, and often for good cause. Yet no one can ever take away their bravery, and the fact that they perished doing what they loved to do.

Goodbye Steven, thanks for your service!

I've gathered some links of other reporters, editors, camera persons who have died as a result of reporting the war.

Check here,

Also check out The News Safety Institute which has a comprehensive listing of news people killed not only Iraq but throughout the world over the years.


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