Memorial Day, 2012
From 1991 to 2009, the US banned the media from taking pictures  of dead soldiers upon their return to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The policy began under Bush the Elder during the first Gulf War.
This decision was overturned by the Obama administration in 2009. Current rules allow the media to take such pictures if they get permission from the soldier’s immediate family.
Image: Caskets of soldiers killed in Iraq being offloaded at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Via the Pentagon, undated.

Memorial Day, 2012

From 1991 to 2009, the US banned the media from taking pictures  of dead soldiers upon their return to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The policy began under Bush the Elder during the first Gulf War.

This decision was overturned by the Obama administration in 2009. Current rules allow the media to take such pictures if they get permission from the soldier’s immediate family.

Image: Caskets of soldiers killed in Iraq being offloaded at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Via the Pentagon, undated.

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  1. christinahicks reblogged this from futurejournalismproject and added:
    No way. The free country has censorship?
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    Memorial Day, 2012 From 1991 to 2009, the US banned the media from taking pictures of dead soldiers upon their return to...
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    I’m glad this was overturned because I think the public really needs a reminder that these deaths are a result of war....
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    I had no idea this ban had been lifted but I’m glad for it. Hiding the reality of war from the public eye doesn’t change...
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