Former foreign news editor of the Bangkok Post
Jeremy Walden-Schertz is the former foreign news editor of the Bangkok Post and recent graduate of the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego
As the globe marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday, journalists were commemorating the one-year-anniversary of dual suicide bombings in Kabul which killed nine of their colleagues. Meanwhile, separate attacks in Khost and Kandahar at about the same time killed another two journalists as well as dozens of civilians. In addition to mourning, the media community also conveyed its enduring respect for these journalists who had risked their lives on a daily basis to report the news.