Monday, January 16, 2006
The U. S. military has finally freed two Iraqi journalists working for Reuters after imprisoning them for several months at Abu Gharib. Neither man was ever charged. Cameraman Ali al-Mashhadani and reporter Majed Hameed went free along with about 500 other detainees, but a third journalist, Samir Mohammed Noor, remains behind bars. Both Reuters and a number of groups concerned with the rights of the media have criticized the military's repeated arrest of journalists in Iraq. Read more here (from the Guardian), here (from the International Federation of Journalists), and here (from the Committee to Protect Journalists).