Sunday, May 13, 2007

Iraq to bar news photographers from scenes of bomb attacks

Iraqis flee the site of one of multiple car bombings which killed hundreds in Baghdad on April 18.

Iraq's interior ministry has decided to bar news photographers and cameramen from the scenes of bomb attacks, operations director Brigadier General Abdel Karim Khalaf said Sunday.

His announcement was the latest in a series of attempts to curtail press coverage of the ongoing conflict, which has already attracted criticism from international human rights bodies...

"We do not want evidence to be disturbed before the arrival of detectives, the ministry must respect human rights and does not want to expose victims and does not want to give terrorists information that they achieved their goals," Khalaf said.

Read the rest at France 24