Claudia reported without fear or favour

TRIBUTE As a spectator watching the gun control debate in the US, I never imagined that the issues that it raises would one day hit so close to home.

For on the same day that US President Barack Obama released a photo of himself shooting a shotgun, a friend and a former colleague, journalist Claudia Theophilus, was killed by a similar weapon thousands of miles away on the mountains outside of Beirut.