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DESPITE DENIALS, BP STILL BLOCKING REPORTERS IN SPILL AREA

June 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite public assurances by British Petroleum COO Doug Suttles that the company “fully supports and defends all individuals’ rights to share their personal thoughts and experiences with journalists if they so choose,” media organizations are again reporting that private guards hired by BP are barring them from talking to clean-up workers in the Mexican Gulf […]

REPORTERS RECEIVE “UNINHIBITED” ACCESS TO DISASTER

June 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After a chorus of complaints by print and broadcast journalists about being denied access to areas of the Gulf affected by the British Petroleum oil spill and talking to workers assigned to the clean-up, Admiral Thad Allen, who is overseeing the operations, says he has issued a direct order giving the press “uninhibited access.” Allen […]

REPORT: BP BLOCKING REPORTERS’ ACCESS TO OIL SPILL SITES

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British Petroleum may be more effective at containing the news media than it has been at containing the Gulf oil spill, the Washington Post has suggested, noting that the company has, in effect, assumed control over law-enforcement authorities in the area in an effort to restrict access by TV and print journalists and photographers attempting […]