From AP via CTV.ca: Watchdog groups say 2009 was one of the most dangerous years for journalists, especially those covering wars and elections, including the largest massacre of media workers ever killed in one day. Reporters Without Borders said 76 journalists were killed in 2009 – 30 of them in a single incident, covering an [...]
In this post about the deaths of Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang and four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, I curate reaction from a number of sources, including some of my CTV News colleagues (available at this story). Tom Clark, host of CTV News Channel's Power Play, has reported from Afghanistan. “It's what we do,” he said, [...]
Graeme Smith was the Globe and Mail's lead correspondent in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2008. In a riveting column, he puts you inside the day of a Canadian journalist embedded with the troops. From The Globe and Mail: It's impossible to know what Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang was thinking as she embarked on her [...]
The Globe and Mail's Patrick White finished up a reporting stint in Afghanistan just as Michelle Lang, the Calgary Herald reporter who died Friday in an IED blast, was arriving. From the Globe and Mail: When she first strode into the Canadian media tent at Kandahar Air Field, Michelle Lang had one warning for the [...]
A routine patrol in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province turned deadly. Four Canadian soldiers and Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang died in an IED blast near Kandahar city. The soldiers’ deaths bring the military total to 138. Lang is the fifth Canadian civilian to be killed in Afghanistan, but the first journalist to die there.