Journalists who are not American — and thus protected by that country’s constitution — are working under tough new restrictions imposed by NATO in southern Afghanistan, reported Canadian Press. The story notes that the Canadian military “has tried unsuccessfully” to reverse the new policy, which mirrors American military media policy in Iraq.
 
Canadian journalists are now restricted from leaving and returning to Kandahar Airfield on their own, and have to forfeit their passports to the military, reported CP.

UPDATE: Defence Minister Peter MacKay is reportedly looking into the media restrictions.

Journalists who are not American — and thus protected by that country’s constitution — are working under tough new restrictions imposed by NATO in southern Afghanistan, reported Canadian Press. The story notes that the Canadian military “has tried unsuccessfully” to reverse the new policy, which mirrors American military media policy in Iraq.
 
Canadian journalists are now restricted from leaving and returning to Kandahar Airfield on their own, and have to forfeit their passports to the military, reported CP.

UPDATE: Defence Minister Peter MacKay is reportedly looking into the media restrictions.

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