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Embedded reporting from the inside

The cameraman writer on the Imagejunkies blog has a great post providing some insight into the process of "embedding", the logistics of TV reporting from a war zone and how sometimes the interests of the military minders don't always match the interests of the reporters on the ground,
There is a vision that we can just rock up in Helmand or Iraq or wherever with a Camera and a small day-sack and go make TV news pieces. I wish... When we arrived the RAF Loadmaster on the flight looked at my five black Pelican cases full of equipment and refused to let us on. Nightmare.link