Almigdad Mojali, who was killed on January 17, 2016 by an airstrike while working in Yemen, was one of the most committed and generous journalists in Yemen. While he could have left the country on many occasions, not only did he stay and report on the many tragedies in his country, but he was available 24/7 to help other journalists to report more effectively, no matter what country they were from.
Almigdad personally supported safety training efforts for journalists, and he was an informal ombudsman for his country, contacting media which he thought was not reporting correctly on the events in his country.
The story of his death was reported in The New York Times
and The Telegraph
. So we will not repeat the gory details. But he leaves behind a family, including a young son whom he adored. Almigdad was a prime support for his son and family, and many of us would like to help with the huge gap his death leaves them.
The friends who are part of this effort are too numerous to mention, and most cannot include their names for safety and other reasons. But I can say that they include for example, reporters for a major US newspaper and a major European wire service, as well as staff from well-known NGOs supporting journalists. They also are freelance journalists who worked with or were supported by Almigdad. They are both Yemeni and other friends who have known Almigdad over the years as he grew to be the talented, principled journalist that he was when he died. So please join us in making a donation in memory of this great man....