Friday, 14 December 2007

International Herald Tribune and Deaths at Sea

The ongoing tragedy of the regular deaths of anonymous immigrants trying to find their way into Europe is one that many newspapers give little attention to.

But while the International Herald Tribune continues to do an excellent job of the following the laughable fluctuations in the Republican primary candidates' positions on immigration, they also regularly give front page play to the the horrific 'business' of human trafficking into Europe, and the resulting deaths that occur.

Just this week for example, and often on the front page, here are some stories from the IHT, that make it impossible for its readers to ignore this problem, covering the sinking of a boat full of migrants off Turkey over consecutive days from Monday December 10th, 2007

Migrant-laden vessel sinks between Turkey and Greece
By Caroline Brothers (International Herald Tribune) MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2007

At least 51 people drowned in rough seas over the weekend, and others remain lost at sea.

Boat carrying illegal migrants sinks off Turkey, killing at least 43

3 more bodies recovered after migrant boat sinks off Turkey; 46 dead

4 bodies wash up on shore after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

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