Posts Tagged ‘Joshua Bernard

07
Sep
09

On air: Do we need to see what war looks like?

On August 14th AP photographer Julie Jacobson took a photo of Lance-Corporal Joshua Bernard, 21. You can see the photo here. They were both in Afghanistan and he’d been hit by a grenade and his leg was very badly injured. Despite the efforts of those tending to him, he died hours later. His parents and the White House asked AP not to publish, but AP went ahead. Was it right to? This article covers the arguments from AP and from the US government.




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