Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Free Press

I saw this referenced in a post yesterday at Eschaton (Atrios) and meant to link it. The author is Molly Bingham, photojournalist who has covered the Iraq war. You should read the entire article, but here's a sample.

...I could go into a long litany of the ways in which the American military has treated journalists in Iraq. Recent actions indicate that the U.S. military will detain and/or kill any journalist who happens to be caught covering the Iraqi side of the militant resistance, and indeed a number of journalists have been killed by U.S. troops while working in Iraq. This behavior at the moment seems to be limited to journalists who also happen to be Arabs, or Arab-looking, but that is only a tangential story to what I'm telling you about here....

Go here to read the editorial.

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