Why journalists !


isis5On 20 August, 2014, US journalist James Foley beheaded by the militant armed group known as Islamic State or ISIS.A masked man dressed in black is seen in the video cutting the throat of a man wearing a orange jumpsuit as detainees in Guantanamo. The man said that  Foley was being executed in revenge for the recent US air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq.
On September 3, 2014, another US journalist Steven Sotloff was beheaded in the same manner.
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, the ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. Obama are you listening?

According to Reporters without Border (RSF), 50 journalists were killed, 179 journalists imprisoned in Syria till now in 2014. Last year (2013), 77 journalists were killed.journalists arrested 826, Journalists kidnapped: 87.
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About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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