Sunday, February 20, 2011

Women journalists at war: "Code of silence" broken

A must-read piece about a different kind of story: The sexual assault on CBS correspondent Lara Logan, why it's important that Logan broke a "code of silence" about what women face when they cover war, and why no one should now suggest only men should be journalists at war.


"Women can cover the fighting just as well as men, depending on their courage," Kim Barker writes. "More important, they also do a pretty good job of covering what it’s like to live in a war, not just die in one. Without female correspondents in war zones, the experiences of women there may be only a rumor.