Mr. Gartenstein-Ross is courageously reporting from Iraq, interviewing journalists and soldiers. His most recent article was emailed to me today and dealt with the danger journalists face in Iraq from militant groups following them from safe zones and shooting them in cold blood sitting in their cars. Iraqi journalists are in extreme danger, and Gartenstein-Ross reports that they have a short life expectancy.
The constant danger these men and women face obviously taints their journalism, putting a negative spin on the stories they write. I found this point fascinating: there is no such thing as "value-free", "state the facts" journalism, especially when it comes to a hot button issue like the Iraq war and especially when you don't know if you'll see tomorrow.
Please pray for Daveed, a fellow believer in Christ, as he works among the people of Iraq. And check out his counter-terrorism blog at the link below:
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