A soaring glass and steel cone on top of BBC Broadcasting House in London, England, will shine a beam of light into the sky every night at 10 p.m., as a memorial to journalists and assistants killed on the job. The light sculpture, called Breathing, was created by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and was to be unveiled by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
A BBC story quoted Rodney Pinder, director of the International News Safety Institute (INSI), which works for more safety for journalists: “These men and women are the unsung heroes of democracy, for without a free press there can be no freedom. This shaft of light in the capital of international journalism is a visual reminder of their sacrifice.”
A commissioned poem to complement the structure, by ex-war correspondent and poet, James Fenton, is also at the BBC link.