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ID:

363

Date:

2009-02-05

Headline:

Pentagon, media clash over control of information

Reporter's name:

Chris Tomlinson

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Baghdad, Iraq

Summary:

The AP used FOIA to obtain documents showing the Pentagon flew selected bloggers to Iraq and Afghanistan and provided them with special access to Pentagon officials in 2005 at "Blogger Roundtables." The bloggers were "overwhelmingly pro-military" and at times failed to disclose the origin of information received.

Keywords:

Pentagon, Iraq, Afghanistan, bloggers, information, military, officials, journalists, public affairs

URL:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ir7GACMSUNvP7ybWnfXNocjjCQlAD965LL1O0


Agencies:

DOD

States:

US Terr./Other

Categories:

Iraq
military


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