Slices of Japanese business, politics and life
from Reuters Editors:
The following is the text of a staff email sent this morning by Editor-in-Chief David Schlesinger.
The news that our colleague, Hiro Muramoto, was shot and killed covering the violence in Bangkok broke on Saturday.
Once more the cause and profession of journalism has claimed a life.
He died for the story. That is not a price we ever want to pay.
There is no more important cause for us as a company and for us as professionals than journalistic safety.
To have Hiro die just after we watched on the newly leaked video the 2007 deaths of our colleagues Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh is devastating to me; I’m sure most of you feel similar emotions.