Aug
6

Bloggers of war

Due to the dangerous situation in Iraq at present news corporations are increasingly turning to local bloggers as a source of information.  The following BBC documentary about reporting the war discusses the positive and negative aspects of this.  The danger to the western news reporters cannot be guaranteed, but the best protection they can be afforded is from the American and British armed forces.  This involves being an embedded journalist, which causes a loss to their independence of movement (clearly), but also to their journalistic ability.  You can watch “Iraq: The hidden story” here.  Its quite suprising how little information is actually coming out of Iraq from independent sources.

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