I interviewed Elle Seymour some weeks ago and continue to see her blog as one of the few in the UK that provides new information based on original research. She actually talks to people and makes calls rather than just commenting on other posts or mainstream media stories. Must be that classic journalistic training. The story of Madeleine McCann (the little English girl abducted whilst on holiday in Portugal) dominates the media here every day and it is one of those stories that is difficult to put into perspective or to know how react to it is so emotional. Elle found a route I’ve not seen any national media here focus on, which is the fact that, terrible though this particular incident is, the generic problem is truly awful and tends to be overlooked.
For the last few days, Elle has posted the stories and pictures of other missing children from around the world. Each is a tragedy and heart rending in its own right and serves to remind us as we watch the daily agony of the McCann family that this is by no means a one-off event. Proper blogging Elle, thanks.
Philip Cairns has been missing for 20 years, but investigations are still ongoing. The 13 year old vanished while walking back to school in south Dublin in October 1986.
[tags]Missing children, Madeleine McCann, Elle Seymour[/tags]