York, December 31, 2009—The
Committee to Protect Journalist extends condolences to the family and colleagues
of Canadian journalist Michelle Lang, who died Wednesday while embedded with
Canadian troops in Afghanistan
Lang was working for the Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service when she was killed along with four Canadian soldiers while traveling in a Canadian military convoy. Their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb about two miles (three kilometers) south of the volatile city of Kandahar. Four other soldiers and a Canadian civilian were injured.