Business of Photography/Videography / Re: RIP teenage Canon Shooter Molhem Barakat killed in Syria age 17« on: December 24, 2013, 12:09:00 AM »
As a journalist he should have had the same protection as medical personnel of the Red Cross/Red Half Moon. 'Luck' should have very little to do with anything. Obviously, there's always a risk for war journalists, but any journalist should be able to work without fear of retribution. And hell if I'm going to concede that his death was his fault or his responsibility. He gave his life to inform us, the public, and we should reward him with more than cynically stating that he could have seen this coming.
Unless I completely misread the article, there was no "retribution". He wasn't specifically targeted, he happened to be in a building that was bombed.
Such are the risks one takes when reporting from a war zone. This should serve as a reminder to us all that the camera does not make us invincible or immune to the laws of physics.