Photographers Detained, Harassed in Iraq
"Yes... Carrying weapons in Baghdad is easier than carrying cameras," confirms the director of the Center for Press Freedom in Baghdad, Ziad Ajili. He agrees with these photographers and adds that "the security authorities limit the movement of photographers and journalists across Iraq." Ajili pointed out that, "Strangely enough, we feign democracy, and the government says it respects freedom of the press and expression, but no photojournalist can possibly think of carrying a camera without prior (military) approval."