Wednesday, July 19, 2006

cnn censorship

cnn via democracy now:
KYRA PHILLIPS (cnn): I want to ask you about the Israeli Defense Force stepping in and asking the media to stop showing certain images in the area. We have struck a deal that it's a war-sensitive time. There have to be certain censorship issues. Tell me why the IDF is asking us to back off on certain specific pictures.

STEVEN HARTOV: Well, Kyra, it's difficult for Western viewers sometimes to understand the aspects of what we might call here censorship. But, in fact, if you've got a camera, for instance, in Haifa, and you report that a rocket has fallen in a particular neighborhood, you become a forward observer for the enemy.

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