The Newseum in Washington, D.C., Google and YouTube together to remember the journalists who have died in the last year while reporting news around the world, today launched the Journalists Memorial channel on YouTube.
“This channel will become a digital version of the Newseum’s Journalists Memorial, which’s re-dedicated annually to honor journalists worldwide who’ve died during the preceding year. This year, 77 names are being added to the list of the more than 2,000 journalists who’ve been recognized for their sacrifices since 1837,” Google stated.
“Their stories are incredible: heading into a street battle with no weapon other than your camera; talking about politics over the radio, only to be beaten to death with iron bars by a group of thugs on the way to work. The risks and sacrifices that many have made in order to provide us with accurate information is remarkable.”
On the Journalists Memorial channel you can watch a collection of videos representing these journalists’ lives and their work.
[Source: YouTube blog]