Iraq: journalists attacked by Iraqi soldiers at scene of bombing

    MONTREAL, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Reporters and cameramen working for
various Iraqi and foreign news media were beaten and insulted by Iraqi
soldiers yesterday in the central Baghdad district of Al-Ghadir. Associated
Press cameraman Saad Kazem Hussein told the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory
that an Iraqi general ordered his troops to attack the journalists, who were
photographing the scene of a bombing. "The soldiers also fired in the air,"
said an AFP photographer who was there. Four cameras were confiscated,
according to a third journalist who asked not to be identified.

For further information:

For further information: Katherine Borlongan, secretary general,
Reporters Without Borders, (514) 521-4111, Cell: (514) 258-4208, Fax: (514)

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