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EBU Protests Reporting Restrictions

EBU Protests Reporting Restrictions

The newsgathering process is in dispute in Southern Iraq.
The European Broadcasting Union is protesting restrictions introduced by the U.S. Central Command in Doha Quatar.
“U.S. Central Command policy is now actively restricting independent newsgathering from Southern Iraq,” stated EBU Secretary General Jean Stock. “Reporters and camera crews who put their lives at risk have been detained by American and British Troops and returned to Kuwait.”
Stock stated that the moved appeared to be aimed particularly at organizations from countries that had chosen not to participate in the American-led coalition.
“As a result journalists are now exposed to a much greater risk and the coalition policy targets the quality of their reporting,” he stated.