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War, Peace, and the Mass Media
Sunday, January 18, 2004  
U.S. 'Negligence' in Death of Journalists in Iraq

The New York Times
January 15, 2004

LONDON (Reuters) - The killing of two journalists in a Baghdad hotel by a U.S. tank shell was the result of ``criminal negligence'' for which President Bush's government is partly responsible, a media watchdog group said on Thursday.

Reuters cameraman Taras Protsyuk and Spanish television colleague Jose Couso were killed by the shell fired by a U.S. tank at the Palestine Hotel in the Iraqi capital on April 8, in the final stages of the U.S.-led war to topple Saddam Hussein.

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) watchdog said in a special report the incident had not been a deliberate attack on the media but U.S. soldiers should have been told by their commanders that many journalists were based in the hotel.

For the rest of this report, see The New York times

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