Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thirty-one bullets

Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi has been killed.

This story doesn't seem to be in the MSM yet. I wonder if it will be picked up at all. Jim Long of Verge New Media weighs in with some information at Seesmic.

Ali Shafeya, a correspondent for Alive in Baghdad was shot and killed at his home by Iraqi National Guardsmen.

He took thirty-one bullets between the chest and head. Thirty-one.

I'll say that again.

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Above all, Alive in Baghdad is devoted to empowering Iraqi citizen journalists to share their stories with the world in a personal, candid and non-bureaucratic way. We endeavor to cut through the red tape and politics of corporate news and deliver the real stories, from real people, everyday.

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