See No Evil

See No Evil

by
Abby Zimet

Calling it "a clarification rather than a new rule," the U.S. military in eastern Afghanistan has banned
embedded media from photographing or videotaping troops killed in
action. The move to censor pictures of the dead follows the publication
of an A.P. photo of a dying Marine, Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard, over the
objections of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Bernard's family.

"War
photographers... should be allowed to record reality. That's what
serves us as a nation." - Lucy Dalglish, executive
director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

A free and independent press is essential to the health of a functioning democracy

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