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Military Reporters Protest Restricts at Ft. Bragg Murder Trial

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Military Reporters & Editors along with five other journalism organizations, have asked the Defense Department to rescind a set of 14 “groundrules” it has forced reporters to agree to cover the trial of Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar at Fort Bragg. The department’s immediate response is that they did not set local courts martial press rules but the journalism groups also asked the Defense Department to establish reasonable service-wide standards. (4-28-05)