Irish journalist missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq




 
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Irish journalist missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq
 
October 19th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Irish journalist missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq


Irish journalist missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq
LONDON, Oct 19 (AFP) - A journalist working for the British newspaper The
Guardian is missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq, the daily said Wednesday.

Rory Carroll, a 33-year-old Irishman, was on assignment in Baghdad when he
disappeared, according to a statement from the newspaper, which said he
could have been kidnapped.

"It is believed Mr Carroll may have been taken by a group of armed men," the
newspaper said on its website.

"The Guardian is urgently seeking information about Mr Carroll's whereabouts
and condition," the statement read.

In his article in Wednesday's edition of The Guardian, "Dictator on trial
for life as Iraqi court faces ultimate test", Carroll wrote about the trial
of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, charged with crimes against humanity.


The journalist is one of the newspaper's most experienced foreign
correspondents and had been in Iraq for nine months.

He graduated from Dublin's Trinity College and started his career as a
reporter for the Irish News in Belfast.

Carroll was named Northern Ireland's young journalist of the year in 1997.

He started on The Guardian as a domestic news reporter and was posted to
Rome in 1999 to become Southern Europe correspondent.

He was then appointed South Africa correspondent in 2002 before heading to
Iraq.
October 19th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Must have been another "Insurgents are not as bad as they're depicted by the media" kind of reporter, eager to arrange a meeting or interview with some thugs to get some anti-American stuff to get published on..what was that? oh, yeah the Guardian (go figure).
October 19th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Funny how incidents like this can change a papers editorials.
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Irish journalist missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq