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July 27, 2011

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Colin Tedford

I agree that we need coverage from as many vantages as possible.

Rall asserted, Before joining "their" battalions, reporters sign contracts agreeing to subject their dispatches to military censorship. This is a particular criticism of the current U.S. practice of embedding. Did you have a different arrangement?

Colin Tedford

Sorry, I tried to use html quote tags and it didn't work. Let's try the old-fashioned way:

I agree that we need coverage from as many vantages as possible.

Rall asserted, "Before joining "their" battalions, reporters sign contracts agreeing to subject their dispatches to military censorship." This is a particular criticism of the current U.S. practice of embedding. Did you have a different arrangement?

David Axe

When embedding, we sign contracts agreeing to two basic things:

1) Not to publish photos of dead or injured troops without the consent of those troops or their immediate kin. Sort of like a medical privacy policy.

2) Not to publish plans for troop movements in advance of an operation.

But the contract does not allow the military to screen or censor reporting. It only gives the military legal basis for barring future embeds if a reporter violates either of the two policies above.

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