The Committee to Protect Journalists has asked President Obama to look at the U.S. military’s detention of journalists.
The group says that 14 journalists have been held for long periods of time in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo without due process. One of the 14 remains so.
The group also says that 16 journalists have been killed by the U.S. military in Iraq since 2003.
The committee’s report serves as a reminder that we must hold our government accountable for its actions.
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush is reportedly seeking asylum in Switzerland. His brother told the BBC that journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi has been severely beaten while in custody. He has been imprisoned in Iraq since the mid-December incident.
More online journalists are in jail than journalists from print or broadcasting, the Committee to Protect Journalists found.
This is the first year online journalists have topped the list. Their stories and countries are here.