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Google, Newseum Launch YouTube Channel Dedicated To Fallen Journalists (VIDEO)

05/17/2011 07:11 am ET | Updated Jul 17, 2011

Google announced Monday that, in collaboration with the Newseum, it will launch the Journalists Memorial Channel on YouTube. Google said on its blog that it wants “to remember the journalists who have died in the last year while reporting news around the world."

This channel will become a digital version of the Newseum’s Journalists Memorial, which is re-dedicated annually to honor journalists worldwide who have died during the preceding year. This year, 77 names are being added to the list of the more than 2,000 journalists who have been recognized for their sacrifices since 1837.

The page features a collection of videos by and about journalists who have been killed. Google is asking users to submit -- and vote on -- videos about journalists who appear on the memorial. So far, there are 74 videos in the collection.

The videos range from remembrances to news reports to clips from journalists' funerals. The channel features videos in English, Spanish, Italian and Nepali, among other languages.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has confirmed that 16 journalists have been killed so far this year, most recently Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya.

Here's an example of a video found on the Journalists Memorial channel:

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