Another one – Democracy Now! this time

Originally published in MIT's The Tech Blogs on February 27, 2011

After Lara Logan (who according to her own news organization, CBS, was attacked in Cairo in mid-February – which, as I wrote in my previous post, was widely reported by the U.S. media despite lack of evidence or confirmation from other sources), here is another Western journalist under pressure:

Democracy Now! / By Amy Goodman

Journalist Returning from Abroad Has Notes, Computer and Cameras Searched and Copied by US Authorities at Airport

Independent journalist Brandon Jourdan had all of his documents, computer, phone and camera flash drives searched and copied upon arriving at a US airport.

So, to sum up: the “independent journalist” doesn’t seem to have had anything [any articles] published online, as my search revealed (but sure, he is a videographer), and he is being interviewed by the host of the organization he works for (Democracy Now!). Doesn’t that make for a view of the story and situation that is possibly just a little bit one-sided? Just asking… :)