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Wounded? Sign here says US

The US miltary has forbidden embedded journalists, photographers and filmakers from picturing casualties in Iraq without the victims prior written permission reports PDN.

PDN complains that the new rule is unreasonable because it requires journalists to say “Nice to meet you. Will you please sign this waiver allowing me to photograph you if you’re hurt?”

It contends that the new rules are hypocritical because whilst they project good intentions (protecting the privacy of the individual soldier, keeping fresh bombing sites clear for emergency crews) they also muzzle journalists who are trying to report genuinely bad news.

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