CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has revealed the process journalists have to comply with for coverage while being embedded with the Israeli military in its ground fight with Hamas in Gaza.
A CNN journalist went into Gaza on an IDF embed. The journalists embedded with the IDF Gaza operate under the observation of Israeli commanders in the field and are not permitted to move unaccompanied within the Gaza Strip.
“As a condition to enter Gaza under IDF air support, outlets have to submit all materials and footage to the Israeli military for review prior to publication. CNN has agreed to these terms….”
People slammed the revelation on X (formerly Twitter).
Some considered it to be the norm in war journalism due to security concerns of the army.
this is how military embeds works— Dylan Burns 🇺🇦🏳️🌈 (@DylanBurns1776) November 6, 2023
they don't want some journalist leaking coordinates of important military positions and getting soldiers killed. This is the reality of war journalism. That's not to say that this can't be abused to impact coverage, but its the global standard. https://t.co/1UHp90cSnA
However, many journalists stated that complete control is avoidable inspite the element of security.
Israel is killing the journalists that expose their crimes, then bribing the journalists that cover for them.— Dr. Omar Suleiman (@omarsuleiman504) November 5, 2023
Expect more coverage humanizing IDF soldiers while they murder thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians in cold blood.
“journalistic integrity” they said 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/sD7EJfWtQC