Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

This section was first added to the Missing Man on April 26, 2005. It has been back dated so as to be just above the Inroduction. It will occasionally be updated.

Did you know Kirk von Ackermann or Ryan Manelick?


To the best of my knowledge, I never met Kirk von Ackermann nor Ryan Manelick.

Why are you writing about these two men if you never knew them?

Please read the Introduction to the Missing Man for background as to how this blog came about.

Who are you?

I'm a blogger, Susie Dow. I am also a volunteer researcher with the citizen journalism group, ePluribus Media. The Missing Man is a personal project. It is not a production of ePluribus Media. Statements on the Missing Man do not represent the views or policies of ePluribus Media.

Can I contribute an essay or an interview to the Missing Man?

If someone wishes to write a personal essay or to be interviewed, their contribution is very much welcome. The comments section also allows for anyone to post their thoughts should they wish to share them publicly without emailing me.

Emails sent to me will not be posted without the author's permission.

I'd like to write an essay, now what?

Email me at the address posted in the right hand side bar.

I've found some inaccurate information on your blog, will you correct it?

Email me corrections and I will include an editor's note on the relevant post. Please indicate if you wish to be identified.

Can I send you photos of Ryan Manelick or Kirk von Ackermann for posting on the Missing Man?

I would very much like to include photos of Ryan Manelick and Kirk von Ackermann on the Missing Man. However, copyright is an issue. I can only accept photos for posting if: 1) you hold the copyright (generally speaking, this means you were the photographer or are a familly member) and 2) you can grant permission to the Missing Man for posting on this site.

The few photos that are posted here are intended as "fair use" under Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.


Anonymous said...


I am sorry to see all these missing people, and was wondering as to where the list of missing people came from. Reason I ask is because my father an American also went missing in Baghdad, Iraq. We tried looking for him, even paid unknown party a large ransom and got nothing.

I was thinking about him, and I thought let me see if he is even remembered by anyone other than his family.

My father, is a patriot. He was a Pharmacist, and Lieutenant General; one of the men who help start the '91 uprising against Saddam and his Bath Party. Again in 2003, he did all in his powers to support the mission to rid Iraq of Saddam and the Bath Party.

My father (Abbas Kareem Naama - Tim Naama), was kidnapped on the morning of September 27, 2005. It would mean a lot if you guys could include him in your blog.

I hope that he is safe, and I hope for the safe return of all who went missing in Iraq.

Thank you,

Susie Dow said...

Thank you for providing information. In general, the data and information at the Missing Man comes from news articles, press releases, and news advisories.

I have added your father's name:

Americans Missing in Iraq.