Friday, July 28, 2006

TNR's Ethics of Journalism

The New Republic trumpeting their professional journalistic standard on reporting:-

Finally, we have a unique correspondent in Beirut named Annia Ciezadlo. In addition to being brave, spending long stretches of time with Hezbollah, she has a Lebanese husband and a tremendous feel for the besieged country. Her dispatches from Beirut are filled with unforgettable scenes of refugees and makeshift encampments.

(from an e mail blurb, July 27, 2006)

And here's an opening salvo:-

by Annia Ciezadlo

Post date 07.20.06 | Issue date 07.31.06

Four stories below the earth, in an abandoned parking garage, the families sprawled on blankets and on straw mats, with diapers and rumpled clothes ranged around them. Enormous generators circulated the stinking air. It reeked of staleness, human waste, and the recycled exhalations of thousands of refugees, most of whom had been there for days. To get in and out, or to move between levels, lines of people squeezed simultaneously up and down a staircase only wide enough for one...

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