Thursday, July 27, 2006

FEMA a Disaster for Freedom of the Press

This is unreal, unbelievable, and, like so much similar these days, apparently true:
"FEMA a Disaster for Freedom of the Press
Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media, reporter told


The Federal Emergency Management Agency prohibits journalists from having unsupervised interviews with Hurricane Katrina victims who have been relocated to FEMA trailer parks, according to a report in the Baton Rouge Advocate (7/15/06).

“If a resident invites the media to the trailer, they have to be escorted by a FEMA representative who sits in on the interview,” FEMA spokesperson Rachel Rodi is quoted in the article. “That’s just a policy.”"
Also chased away by guards was Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.


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