Media watchdog: Iraqi forces attacking journalists

Reporters Without Borders says one journalist was forced to lie face-down while being beaten by police

Published September 29, 2010 12:44PM (EDT)

A media watchdog group is criticizing Iraqi security forces for what it describes as recent attacks on local journalists.

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders also is condemning an attack this week that wounded an anchor at state-run Iraqiya TV. The bomb was attached to the journalist's car.

The media watchdog group cited three incidents last week during which it said Iraqi reporters, photographers and cameramen were roughed up by security officials.

In one, the group says journalists were forced to lie face down on the ground while being beaten and insulted by police at a Baghdad checkpoint following a political event.


By Associated Press

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