The Committee to Protect Journalists is finally doing something useful for a change. They’re investigating all the reports of journalists being killed, injured, detained, or missing in the Israel-Gaza conflict. It’s about time someone gave these journalists some recognition for their hard work!
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) October 17, 2023
According to a report released by the organization, at least 15 journalists have been killed in this conflict so far, along with over 4,000 other people. Another eight journalists have been injured, and three are missing or detained. The list of casualties is constantly being updated, so the numbers could change. The organization wants to make it clear that journalists are civilians who are just trying to do their jobs, and they shouldn’t be targeted by warring parties.
Sherif Mansour, the Middle East and North Africa program coordinator for the group, said, “Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heartbreaking conflict.” Truer words have never been spoken. These journalists are out there risking their lives to tell the stories of the victims and bring attention to the suffering happening in the region. They deserve our respect and support.
One journalist, Yonat Friling, a senior field producer for Fox News Media, shared her own personal experience covering the conflict. She said, “I have covered many wars and conflicts here in Israel, but this is the hardest one I have encountered so far; I am at a loss for words to describe what I feel, and frankly, I haven’t had the time to do so.” It’s good to hear from a journalist who understands the true gravity of the situation. Thank you, Yonat Friling, and all the other journalists risking their lives to bring us the news.