NYTimes; Using War as Cover to Target JournalistsQuicklink submitted by Rob Kall Permalink
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|Journalism is under murderous assault. Journalists in Israel photographing the remains of a rocket that landed by a factory in Netivot. 'Targeting journalism has become a trend, & now the people who are harassing and killing journalists include governments as well as the people you would expect... Journalists who dig into murky and dangerous corners of the world have become accustomed to being threatened and sometimes hunted by drug lords and gangsters, but now some governments have decided shooting the messenger is a viable option. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that govt officials and their allies are now suspected of being responsible for more than a third of the murders of journalists, a higher proportion than killings attributed to terrorist groups or criminal enterprises. Israel killed 3 journalists last week, injuring more. RT TV is calling it a war crime.|
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