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The price of truth

November 23, 2008

This piece comes to me via Lara J. Nettelfield, a professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada. It’s the story of one man trying to get a good count of the number of people who died in Bosnia, and the death threats he’s getting as a thank-you.

And this piece comes via Google Alerts, which get more depressing every day, and tells the story of a Congolese UN journalist who was murdered. Bullet-between-the-eyes murdered, not accidental-war-wound killed. The UN has an incredible radio program there called Radio Okapi, and their journalists, are rigorous, thorough, non-partisan reporters (despite the UN label and financing) who can get into the toughest places there and really get the word out.

Taking a little moment of gratefulness about the ease of blogging where I live….

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