Friday, November 19, 2004

Herald Sun: US 'to blame' for journalist deaths (video)

Herald Sun: US 'to blame' for journalist deaths [19nov04]: "THE global managing editor of British news agency Reuters said today the US military was entirely to blame for the deaths of three of its employees in Iraq since the start of the war there in March 2003, an allegation disputed by the Pentagon.

'All of them were killed by the American army,' Reuters chief David Schlesinger told reporters on the sidelines of a media conference in the southern Portuguese resort of Vilamoura, Portuguese national news agency Lusa reported.
'There is no understanding on the part of the US military regarding the exercise of journalism,' he said, according to the agency.
'We can't run the risk that journalists will become targets (in Iraq). We must learn the lessons from these tragic cases.'
Two Reuters photographers and a cameraman are among the more than 60 war-related deaths of media workers recorded in Iraq. "

Video of Iraqi man's account.


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