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Restriction of Media Coverage during Wars [Name of the Writer] [Name of the Professor] [Name of the Course] [Date] Restriction of Media Coverage during Wars TOPIC: “Have military restrictions closed down independent war reporting? What is to be done?” The after effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks led the world to another conflict setting up in Afghanistan.


The armed detachment of journalists was battling to get the newest data of what was happening on at the front line. But in their pursuit to keep the masses updated about the newest reports from the front line, these journalists had to face numerous hindrances that constrained their access to the front line and broadcast the data they find befitting for the community (Ferry, 2009, 67-82). Some of the hindrances were natural - for example the country's personal countryside and poor streets - but the foremost limit was from the US government and to a certain span the Taliban regime itself. Even when there was restricted access to the conflict locality, the government controlled what the newspapers would report to the community by imposing firm censorship whereby journalists got reports through the government's normal briefings or assured the newspaper assemblies to request self-censorship. Governments did well in stirring up self-censorship in positions where newspapers engrossment ownership was famous. ...
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