Friday, April 30, 2004

"New technology has made our job much more difficult. Now anyone can operate in a war zone, many of them with no training whatsoever, and they shouldn't be doing it...

"...The immediacy resulting from the new technology means we do not have the planning time to check medical facilities or put in place basic contingency plans. Reporters are being spurred on to get in there faster and faster and that makes our job harder."
-- Chris Cobb-Smith, BBC Safety Adviser

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