Saturday, May 24, 2008
Anonymity & Acknowledgement
Following the devastation caused by the cyclone in Burma, the military junta are doing their best to keep the foreign media out of the country, although such efforts have been totally unsuccessful. It's against that background that the BBC have declined to name their correspondents on the ground. It's an understandable decision, considering the risks that foreign media are taking in reporting the story. However, one of the BBC journalists concerned is a highly known, highly experienced correspondent. It seem dubious that the Rangoon regime would not recognise his voice on the BBC's dispatches from the stricken areas.