Tag Archive: Reporters Without Borders

Aug 10

New U.S. Army Manuel Says Journalists may be Treated as “Unprivileged Belligerents”

For centuries, governments have sought to suppress open debate about their wars and violent aggression. Now the new U.S. Law of War Manual contains passages indicating that the Pentagon considers some journalists to be “belligerents.” A belligerent is the same broad category that includes guerrillas or members of al-Qaeda. The U.S. government (like all governments) …

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