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After Fox attack in Georgia, CPJ renews call for protection of journalists

We issued the following statement today in response to the attack on a Fox News crew in Gori, Georgia:

"We are troubled that despite the ceasefire, journalists and cameramen have come under fire once again. This is unacceptable and we call on all the parties in the conflict zone to ensure reporters' safety," CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said. "This conflict has already taken the lives of three colleagues and left at least 10 wounded. Commanders must remind all deployed forces that journalists are civilians and entitled to the full protection of the Geneva Conventions."
Fox released video footage of reporter Steve Harrigan and his crew under fire.

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