Friday, March 19, 2004

Arab journalists don't take no shit 

Via blah3.com:

Arab journalists walk out on Powell over US shootings

Arab journalists walked out of a news conference held by American Secretary of State Colin Powell today in protest against the shooting deaths of two Iraqi reporters by US troops.

One Arab journalist stood up as soon as Mr Powell walked into the room at the Baghdad convention center and read a statement saying that after one year of "US occupation," Americans cannot provide security in Iraq.

"We demand an open investigation in front of the mass media," the Arab journalist said. "We also demand that security be guaranteed to journalists" working in Iraq, he said.

Seconds later, more than 20 journalists walked out of the room.

Hey, White House Press Corps--TAKE SOME NOTES!


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