Meanwhile, Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald reminds us that "imprisoning journalists -- without charges or trials of any kind -- was and continues to be a staple of America's 'war on terror,' and then he outlines a number of such cases. For example:
Beginning in 2001, the U.S. held Al Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj for six years in Guantanamo with no trial of any kind, and spent most of that time interrogating him not about Terrorism, but about Al Jazeera.and also:
In Iraq, we imprisoned Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein -- part of AP's Pulitzer Prize-winning war coverage -- for almost two years with no charges of any kind, after Hussein's photographs from the Anbar province directly contradicted Bush administration claims about the state of affairs there.and further:
...the U.S. continues to imprison Ibrahim Jassam (photo above), a freelance photographer for Reuters, even though an Iraqi court last December -- more than five months ago -- found that there was no evidence to justify his detention and ordered him released.To top these injustices off, notes Greenwald, the American mainstream media has virtually ignored all of these cases.