Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Hero/Villain of the Day-22.12.04

Heroes: Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot:The two French journalists,who were held hostage in Iraq by a group calling itself the Islamic Army of Iraq,were separated from their families for four months but they have now been freed.
They were met by their families and French President Jacques Chirac at the Villacoublay military airport.

Well done to the French government for negotiating the release of the two men.It is great for the men and their families that they can now spend Christmas together.The men must have found the separation from their families very traumatic but at least they are safe and sound now.It's a terrible shame others were not so lucky.

Villain:Yahoo!:I note today that the online giant Yahoo! is refusing parents in Michigan from accessing the e-mail account of their 20-year-old son Justin Ellsworth,who was killed last month while serving his country.Lawyers and even computer-code crackers have been offering to help.Yahoo! said it is standing by its policy of protecting the privacy of its e-mail subscribers.

The cold-hearted attitude of Yahoo! is very disappointing and I'm sure the family of this young man would be very comforted to read what he had to say.I'm sure the young man would've wanted his family to see what he has been writing and they should not be denied access.


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