Michael Yon is an outstanding freelance journalist who spent most of 2005 in Iraq and intends to spend 2007 with the troops at war. Michael’s photos and dispatches are stunning examples of journalistic integrity.
Unlike many of the mainstream media journalists who report from the safety of a Green Zone hotel using secondhand information from local stringers, Michael travels with the troops and reports what he sees. He is not popular with the Armed Forces Public Relations Officers, but he has high marks for accuracy from the troops.
If you really want to know what our troops are experiencing in Iraq, I heartily recommend that you read Michaels dispatches. His first dispatch this year is Walking the Line 2007 Part One.
I wrote about him previously here and here. If you are tired of reading second and third-hand information, you will enjoy Michael’s first-hand account of life in one of the most dangerous areas in the world.
He depends on donations to finance his tour. I think what he is doing is so important that I donated for his last tour and am doing so again. He is telling a story that needs to be told.