Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Perils of "Women on War"

In my Women's Professional Village article of a while back, Women on War, on female conflict correspondents, I alluded to these courageous women's very real fears of sexual assault, quoting former war reporter Judith Matloff.
I merely touched the surface of the issue's harrowing realities, with little of the depth and intensity it merits. But Matloff, a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, has since more than ably taken up the slack, with her slant focusing on the cynical aspects of coverups.
Alternet's posted a reprint from the May/June's CJR that I dutifully offer you.

Female War Reporters Hide Sexual Abuse To Continue Getting Assignments