Jul 22, 2016

Media Extra: protecting war correspondents.

 
Reporters covering The U.S. Civil War

     CBS News reports via AP that the official Pentagon manual for handling reporters in a war zone has been changed---:

"The manual was restructured to make it more clear and up front that journalists are civilians and are to be protected as such," Charles A. Allen, the Pentagon's deputy general counsel, said in a conference call with reporters Thursday.
The revised manual more explicitly states that engaging in journalism does not constitute taking a direct part in hostilities.



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