As an aspiring journalist, I've watched a lot of journalists on tv and also read their articles. My favorite journalists are international journalists. And Richard Engel is one of them. He is an award winning journalist who has been missing in Syria since Thursday.
I don't think a lot of people realize how dangerous it is to be a journalist in these times. With multiple wars all over the world, communist and totalitarian dictatorships murdering, raping and imprisoning journalists and dissidents, now more than ever, it is a life-risking career. They uncover the truth. And they are absolutely relentless in uncovering it. A real journalist will uncover truth no matter where it hides or who is hiding it. They are the very few people in this world who will travel to the most dangerous countries knowing they could be killed and speak out for those who are being oppressed and wronged.
I learned a lot about Richard Engel in the link below. He is fluent in Arabic and Spanish. Two of the biggest languages in the world. He has lived in the Middle East. He knows what he is up against. I pray that he will be found safe. I pray that he will be able to continue to speak the truth and give us information that so many others refuse to do out of fear. He, and other journalists are risking their lives so we can know what is really going on in the world. They deserve our complete respect and admiration. God bless him. God bless all journalists.