Censorship by the bullet and the bomb


According to the New York Times, the use of the bullet and the bomb to neuter journalists in the Iraqi war resurfaced. Eason Jordan resigned over remarks made at Davos to the effect that some elements of both sides targeted journalists and were responsible for some of the 48 or so journalist deaths.

In one such precision accident, Aljazeera lost key members of its Bagdad bureau. This followed a thinly veiled threat by US military spokespeople that they would send a bomb down on any broadcast satellite uplinks in Bagdad.

Jordon amended his comment, but forfeit his job anyway.