Protection for war reporters
Seven countries including the United States and Britain have joined in a new move to ensure the safety of journalists in war zones, the International Red Cross said.
France, Germany, Australia, Canada and Denmark also committed themselves to accept a new nonbinding accord on protecting correspondents in line with the Geneva Conventions on the conduct of warfare, Carla Haddad, spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, said Friday.
Media rights campaigners cautiously welcomed the pledge at a meeting of the 194 signatories of the Geneva Conventions, but said its effectiveness would be measured by what the countries did in practice. link