TITLE

The Iraqi Shoe-Thrower: When Endangered Journalists Need Help

AUTHOR(S)
AUMENTE, JEROME
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author ponders on the need of international journalists who are possibly suffering of post-traumatic stress disorder due to their work for assistance and training programs. He wonders whether Muntader al-Zaidi, a television reporter with Al Baghdadia in Baghdad, Iraq who has been kidnapped by military factions, detained by U.S. forces and released, could have thrown his shoes to then U.S. President George Bush during a press conference if assistance was given to him sooner. Emphasis is given on the importance of counseling journalists on how to cope with traumatic stress, physical injuries, and death of colleagues. Among the aid provided by the Committee to Protect Journalists are funding, emergency refugee settlement and medical treatment.
ACCESSION #
47762130

 

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