Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The Guardian reports on the story that journalists embedded during the Iraq war will be eligible for a military medal -- and reflects the concern I raised yesterday over the ethics of accepting such a gong.

Embedded Guardian journalist Audrey Gillan says she won't be claiming hers.

"I'm not going to take it for a number of reasons," she says.

"One of them is I'm not a soldier, I'm a journalist. I was there as an independent witness for the Guardian, not for the government."

Quite so.


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