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AAP Photo of Dying Soldier Sparks Ban on Death Photos in Afghanistan

Posted by truthpills on 2009/10/17

October 15, 2009

(ChattahBox)—On September 4, the Associated Press published a controversial photo of Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, as he lay dying on the dusty ground in Afghanistan, over the objections of his family and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Other newspapers refused to follow suit out of respect for the soldier’s family, but the image was widely distributed over the Internet.

Now, the U.S. military in eastern Afghanistan has changed its media embed rules to ban pictures of troops killed in action.

A new ground rules document released Sept. 15 by Regional Command East at Bagram Air Field reads: “Media will not be allowed to photograph or record video of U.S. personnel killed in action.”

Previous language said, “Media will not be prohibited from covering casualties” as long as a series of conditions are met.”

Master Sgt. Tom Clementson of Regional Command East Public Affairs, referred to the new language, as “a clarification rather than a new rule.”
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