National Press Club

Journalists Imprisoned by U.S. Military

May 8, 2007

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Run time: 48 minutes

Panelists talked about the cases of Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein and Al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj, both of whom had been imprisoned by the U.S. military without being charged or brought to trial. Among the issues they addressed were the degree to which the plight of detained journalists had been publicized, the specific circumstances of the cases, and the chilling effect of such incidents on press freedoms. Clarence Page moderated.