Allowing tragic murder to pass without rigorous investigation is to sanction killing of journalist
Journalism lost a special person the day Christopher Allen was murdered in South Sudan. The fact that very few journalists, let alone millions of others, know of his death in August 2017 is a tragedy behind a tragedy.
For Allen was a young reporter and photographer who, despite his inexperience, produced enough work to suggest he was going to make a special contribution to our trade. He wrote sensitively, almost poetically, from three conflict zones – Ukraine, Turkey and Sudan – while taking illuminating photographs and shooting videos.