You are hereBlogs / War Criminals Watch's blog / Military Judges Defy Congressionally Ordered Access to Guantanamo Proceedings

Military Judges Defy Congressionally Ordered Access to Guantanamo Proceedings


By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 25 July 2010

By Deb Weinstein
From TRUTHOUT

Ever-shifting rules, minders and a cloaked public record are some of the barriers Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg said await those hoping to cover the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday night at an event titled "Banned at Guantanamo: A Freedom of the Press Event," Rosenberg described an ever-tightening ring of access that has become even more onerous as of May, when she and three colleagues were banned from the military base for using publicly available information in their coverage. The reason: the military claims that she and her colleagues should not have identified one of the detainee's interrogators.

As their justification, the military cited the Ground Rules, which govern reporter conduct at the base. Until May 4, according to a letter Rosenberg's attorney David A. Schulz sent to the Department of Defense's general counsel, those Ground Rules "applied only to information obtained at the Naval Base and in Military Commission proceedings.

FOR MORE GO TO:
http://warcriminalswatch.org/index.php/news/40-recent-news/604-7-22-10-m...

Support WarIsACrime



Donate.








Tweet your Congress critters here.


Advertise on this site!




Facebook      Twitter





Our Stores:























Movie Memorabilia.



The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.