BBC News has coverage this morning about the media’s reaction to Israel’s decision to clear the soldiers involved in the death of Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana. The “Editors’ Blog” on British site Journalism talks about Reuters’ “dissatisfaction” at the verdict and the Middle East Online Web site has a report that cites our alert on the ruling, and quotes the concerns of CPJ’s Middle East Senior Program Coordinator Joel Campagna: “These findings mean that a journalist with a camera is at risk of coming under fire and there’s not that much that can be done. That’s unacceptable.”
Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald also covers the IDF’s ruling and quotes our statistic of eight journalist deaths in the West Bank and Gaza since 1992. The Lebanese Web site Menassat has republished our alert from yesterday as well.
The arrest of ITN reporter John Ray yesterday in