Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gunned-down Iraqi journalist wins Amnesty UK media award

Stephen Brook;, Wednesday June 18 2008

Journalists are often casualties in the battle for the minds of folk like you and me. Another journalist has paid the ultimate price for daring to speak the truth.

Amnesty International has posthumously awarded its new media award to Iraqi journalist Sahar al-Haideri.

Al-Haideri was shot dead weeks after the Institute for War and Peace Reporting published her article "Honour killing sparks fears of new Iraqi conflict" on its website.

She was killed in her home city of Mosul, after receiving 15 death threats prompted by her series of stories on "honour" killings and the rising tide of violence against women in Iraq.

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