The dangerous profession of international broadcasting.

Posted: 12 Oct 2006   Print   Send a link
Karen Fischer, 30, and Christian Struwe, 38, freelancers for Deutsche Welle, were killed 7 October outside a village in northern Afghanistan. AP, 7 October 2006. "The director of German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) Erik Betterman called on Afghan authorities Sunday to clarify the circumstances surrounding the murder." DPA, 8 October 2006. Memorial service at Deutsche Welle. DW News, 9 October 2006. The killings took place the same day Reporters sans frontières inaugurated a European memorial to journalists killed on the job. AP, 8 October 2006. German authorities detain "36-year-old Iraqi man near the central German city of Osnabrück on charges of distributing al Qaeda videos on the Internet." DW News, 10 October 2006. Freelance reporter for Deutsche Welle in Bangladesh receives death threats by telephone. The Daily Star (Dhaka), 11 October 2006.