Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, an Iraqi correspondent for Alive in Baghdad was killed in his home during an Iraqi National Guard raid (link).
Shit. That's all I can say right now. I try to stay off the rss feeds over the weekend, so I was just going through looking for something for work tomorrow and I was deeply upset to come across this news.
For those who have never seen Alive in Baghdad , it is one of my favorite online video projects. Brian Conley and his team have created an entirely independent media system, working with journalists in Iraq, Syria, and Mexico who produce weekly video dispatches on a variety of subjects about life in their city. There is really nothing else like it. They have used the tools of the blogosphere to distribute content that filled a void in the actual media space. They create videos with journalistic integrity that also bring you the real individuals who are living in these communities of conflict. They have been cited by many mainstream media outlets as the future of journalism. I sure hope so.
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