Collected by Amy Bowers
for the Digital Journalist

"Someone once said they preferred radio over television because the pictures were better." This month's DISPATCH from BBC correspondent Peter Greste pictures his journey on horseback over the Anjaman Pass to
Kabul, where he arrived as it fell to the Northern Alliance. A short time later, his colleagues were killed. "The murders affected me deeply. I was very close to one of the four -- Italian journalist Maria Gracia Cutuli."

Gerald Herbert of the Washington Times continues the story from Jalalabad, where he was part of the convoy. "We were on that road heading into the same ambush, just further behind."

Ruth Fremson, staff photographer for the New York Times, updates us with email from Spin Boldak, where the Taliban patrolled hundreds of "wall-gawkers" catching the best show in town, the foreign press. "In the morning, coming out of our tents into the cold air, rubbing the sleep from our eyes, there they would be: wrapped in wool blankets to ward off the chill, but staring, staring, staring."

And from New York we received two dispatches from news photographer Ricky Flores, who covered the crash of Flight 587 in Rockaway and followed the story to the Dominican Republic. "I guess the most disturbing feeling," he noted, "was how routine everything was. The strange sense of normalcy."

From a universe where sleep and uplink time are precious, we received these generous dispatches.

Click on the links to view the web page:

The Fall of Kabul
by Peter Greste,
BBC, in Kabul
Camp Taliban
Ruth Fremson,
NY Times, in Spin Baldak
The Crash of Flight 587
by Ricky Flores,
The Journal News
Mourners in the
Dominican Republic

by Ricky Flores
The Journal News
by Gerald Herbert,
The Washington Times, in Afghanistan

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