We continue to see images of Haiti in newscasts, magazines, and newspapers. Our hearts are with the people of Haiti in this time. But what about the people who went to help, including journalists?
An Australian TV cameraman who was in Haiti filming footage after the quake, set down his camera to rescue an 18-month-old girl. The cameraman, Richard Moran, lifted up a piece of concrete so his interpreter could climb down and pull a little girl out of danger. If it weren’t for Moran’s courageous act the little girl might not be alive today.
After the rescue, Richard Moran felt the need to apologize to his boss for not catching the dramatic moment on film so that they could use it in their newscast. At that moment he felt a blurry line between his job as a cameraman, and his job as a human being.
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