Kate Peyton's murder in Mogadishu was mourned by the Today team and Fergal Keane on prime-time radio this morning. This reminded me of the death of another journo during GW2 who had fallen off the roof of his hotel hundreds of miles from the action. His demise was given a rather long, blubbing slot on prime-time TV news at a time when there were a lot of rather more important things at stake. Whilst I have every sympathy with their families and the people that knew them personally, I had never heard of either of these people until their demise and I can't quite see how their loss materially affects the course of world events. Are they justified in giving such coverage to their own people or are news editors abusing their powers by mourning on the airwaves?