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Iraq war and news media: A look inside the death toll

March 18, 2013 4:24 PM ET

The U.S.-led war in Iraq claimed the lives of a record number of journalists and challenged some commonly held perceptions about the risks of covering conflict. Far more journalists, for example, were murdered in targeted killings in Iraq than...

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FOIA needs new muscle behind it, not just promises

April 26, 2010 10:51 AM ET

These are busy days for Freedom of Information. On April 5, the watchdog Web site that knows no borders, WikiLeaks, posted a classified U.S. military video showing U.S. forces firing on Iraqi civilians, killing many, including two Reuters journalists, as well as wounding children....

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CPJ seeks Pentagon investigations in Iraq journalist deaths

April 26, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Dear Secretary Gates: The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by a video recently disclosed by the Web site WikiLeaks showing a U.S. military strike that took place on July 12, 2007. The attack killed an unspecified number of individuals, including Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and his assistant, Saeed Chmagh.

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Five years after deadly Palestine Hotel and Al-Jazeera strikes, unanswered questions linger

April 7, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2008—Five years after a series of U.S. military strikes against media outlets in Baghdad killed three journalists, CPJ calls on the U.S. military to fully investigate the incidents and make its findings public. CPJ also calls...

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In clearing soldiers in 2004 Iraq shooting, U.S. report leaves contradictions unaddressed

May 24, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2007—A U.S. military report that exonerated U.S. troops in the killings of two Al-Arabiya journalists at a Baghdad checkpoint in 2004 failed to address contradictory witness reports, including statements from Al-Arabiya employees that at least two...

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Iraq Report: Killed by U.S. Forces

January 10, 2006 10:02 AM ET

13 Confirmed cases of journalists killed in Iraq by U.S. Forces (March 2003-August 2005)...

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WHO KILLS JOURNALISTS AND WHY? Report by the Committee to Protect Journalists to the Committee of Inquiry

May 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Doha, Qatar, Monday, May 23, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists has analyzed the deaths of journalists across the world for many years, producing two recent reports that highlight alarming trends in the circumstances, locations, and motives. At least 339...

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Baghdad shooting highlights checkpoint shortcomings

May 2, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 2, 2005—A March 4 shooting in Baghdad in which U.S. forces killed Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari and wounded Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena and agent Andrea Carpani might have been avoided if the military had used...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Iraq

March 14, 2005 11:29 AM ET

IraqFor the second consecutive year, Iraq was the most dangerous place in the world to work as a journalist, and the conflict there remained one of the most deadly in recent history for the media. Twenty-three journalists were killed in...

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CNN's Jordan is gone, but questions remain over U.S. security record in Iraq

February 24, 2005 7:56 PM ET

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