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deBeauxOs
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posted 09 January 2006 02:05 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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A female American journalist was kidnapped in Baghdad last Saturday and her driver killed. Immediately after the incident, American and Iraqi troops sealed off the area. The pair had been enroute to a meeting with a Sunni Arab leader when the incident took place.

Immediately after the incident happened, the US command in Iraq tried to supress the news but it was reported in France in Libération, inItaly and on the internet. Then the US-based media organization who employs her provided a press release requesting it be reported without identifying her by name or her employer.


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deBeauxOs
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posted 09 January 2006 02:16 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Radio-Canada reported this, and I went to the Libération site which has an article that confirms the media black-out. The article mentions that she works for a newspaper. Reporters sans Frontières agreed to remove her name from their website under protest; their official view is that the likelihood of being freed is greater if her identity is known.
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Briguy
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posted 09 January 2006 03:33 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bloggers are reporting/speculating that it's Jill Carroll, who works for the Christian Science Monitor.

Ironically enough, Jill wrote an article in April on the rising economy of the hostage trade.


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skdadl
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posted 09 January 2006 03:39 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
1. God be with her.

2. I think it is true that she is safer if her identity is known and appeals specifically on her behalf begin.

The Christian Science Monitor is a great news agency, great on foreign affairs, whatever problems people have with the name. Let's hope her captors don't have those sorts of problems with the name.


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deBeauxOs
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posted 10 January 2006 03:02 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Update.
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deBeauxOs
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posted 18 January 2006 02:35 AM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Al-Jazeera has broadcast a video of the kidnapped US journalist Jill Carroll - the first sighting of her since she was abducted 10 in Baghdad days ago.

The video contained a claim that her unknown abductors would kill her unless all female prisoners in Iraq were released within 72 hours.

Ms Carroll, 28, has been a freelance reporter for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper, among others.


More here.

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posted 18 January 2006 03:05 AM      Profile for voice of the damned     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The Christian Science Monitor is a great news agency, great on foreign affairs, whatever problems people have with the name.

Yeah, I've always thought they could save themselves a lot of misunderstanding, and probably increase their readership, just by changing their name to The Monitor. As it is, when you mention the paper to someone, you have to spend half your time explaining that it isn't one of those Christian "newsmagazines" that purports to show how current events are related to bible prophecy.

But they're owned by the church, and they want people to know that, so it's their call I guess.


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posted 18 January 2006 04:26 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Originally posted by deBeauxOs:
Update.


This from your linked article stands out starkly as an indicator of the gruesomeness of Baghdad today:

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THE call came from reporter Jill Carroll's mobile phone, from a young, wary-sounding Iraqi man who said he had just picked up the phone from a sprawled body on a Baghdad street. "The person this phone belongs to was just killed," the caller said.

I am trying to imagine the numb matter-of-fact mindset required in this act of dutiful kindness.


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