Restricting images of wounded and dying soldiers?
May 24, 2011 9:27 AM   Subscribe

I have heard that during the past decade the US government began to restrict journalists from publishing images of wounded and dead soldiers, as well as coffins. The goal, arguably, is to both manipulate public perception of war and respect the privacy of soldiers. This is in contrast to the Vietnam era, when images of the dead and dying were commonly published. Are there any great websites or articles about this phenomenon? Are these restrictions still in place under the Obama administration?
posted by mortaddams to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by griseus at 9:30 AM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

The restrictions have been loosened significantly. I don't know if there are any sites dedicated to the subject, but if you search the forums at (a hub for photojournalists of all types, not just sports and members include many big names) as well as PDN and you'll be able to dig up leads easily on the info you're after.
posted by blaneyphoto at 9:32 AM on May 24, 2011

You may want to listen to this OTM story.
posted by pwb503 at 12:04 PM on May 24, 2011

I mean this OTM story...
posted by pwb503 at 12:04 PM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

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