Friday, March 21, 2003

Salon's Man in Iraq: Tigris River

The Christian Science Monitor's and Sydney Morning Herald websites are not the only news organization with an online journalist covering the impending war. Salon has Phillip Robertson on the ground in northern Iraq, traveling on his own (not embedded with a military unit, as is the Monitor's Ben Arnoldy). Robertson's first Salon article Salon has
been filed, about the drastic measures he had to take to get into the country on his own, including maneuvering an inflatable raft across the Tigris River. He also reported on the Afghanistan conflict from within that country for Salon. Senior VP of business operations Patrick Hurley notes that Salon also had a correspondent covering Pakistan during the
Afghanistan conflict, and in the past had correspondents covering the Kosovo conflict on the ground.
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