August 10, 2005

The reality of losing a life

I thought this was a nice touch from BBC News: Victims of the bombings

Fifty-two people were killed in the four bombs which exploded in London on 7 July 2005. Click on the names below to read an obituary of each victim. They are grouped by the location of the blasts which claimed their lives.

I have a love/hate relationship with the BBC. It is based 90% on hate, but 10% on love, since sometimes they provide a reader with material that just makes such an interesting read. And furthermore, I read everything. But the BBC is not in my favorites ;)

What I feel is useful about showing the world the "faces behind the names of the victims", is the fact that it makes everything more real. Not only do they show the faces, but they write a short biography about each and every person. Here is the biography of the Israeli woman who was killed, Anat Rosenberg.

For someone who has had a number of people look me in the eye and tell me that "hamas is just a political organisation", I have to say that I wished Israeli victims of homicide bombings would be made more visible, as opposed to invisible and thus dehumanised.

Posted by Maria at August 10, 2005 02:34 PM | TrackBacks
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Did you see this?

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at August 11, 2005 01:54 PM Permalink

I haven't see it before. It was interesting..

Posted by: Maria at August 12, 2005 12:38 AM Permalink